Dr. Avi Weisfogel has spent a large portion of his career researching and treating sleep apnea with dental techniques and has made a substantial impact in the lives of patients and in the advancement of dentistry. Research is revealing more than ever the importance of adequate sleep to maintain one’s health and appearance. While every person has a unique biochemistry, getting 7-9 hours of sleep per night is a good guideline to ensure that rejuvenation takes place at optimal levels.
Physical appearance can be markedly impacted when getting less than six hours of sleep per night. For those who have been running a sleep deficit, getting those two extra hours per night can positively impact physical appearance within a few days. After three weeks of getting adequate shut-eye, the improvement in appearance can be noticeable to those around you. Symptoms of inadequate sleep can often be noticed around the eyes and include bagginess, puffiness and dark discoloration.
The risk of hair loss is increased when one doesn’t sleep enough and if it’s already occurring the pace can be accelerated. The hair follicles lack appropriate nourishment when sleep patterns are disrupted. This leads to weakness in the hair, which causes a lack of growth and makes it prone to break. Cortisol is another factor related to hair loss and its effect is increased without optimal sleep.
Everyone gets wrinkles at some point in their life, but they can arrive earlier than they normally would when a lack of sleep becomes a way of life. The body produces collagen during sleep and this helps skin stay healthy and younger looking.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has extensive experience in utilizing dentistry to help patients with sleep apnea. He has been at the forefront of this new development in dental care and has also encouraged collaboration with physicians to treat this chronic and potentially serious disorder.
Dental Sleep Masters is an organization that was founded by Dr. Avi Weisfogel and they educate dentists on how to play a positive role with patients suffering from sleep disorders. Customized oral appliances can greatly improve the quality of sleep for many patients. Dr. Weisfogel has dedicated his career to this important work and has advanced the craft of sleep dentistry.