Avi Weisfogel’s Fight Against Sleep Apnea

Some of the greatest medical innovations of all time have taken place in the 21st century. However, many of the biggest medical mysteries known to man remain to be uncovered. Although sleep apnea is one of the most common afflictions in both adults and children, its cure still remains a mystery. Sleep apnea is a disorder which keeps sufferers awake at night. It is characterized by pauses in breathing when one is sleeping that can last for seconds or even minutes. It resumes by choking and, of course, waking. Although they might get back to sleep, this pause in breathing, then choking and waking happens to sufferers of sleep apnea several times a night.
As an unfortunate result of this kind of night, people with sleep apnea often have unproductive days characterized by frequent mood swings. But sleep apnea can be more than just inconvenient, annoying, and emotionally draining; it can encourage health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, obesity, diabetes, heart attack, and heart failure. Although this can and often does happen to anyone, overweight people are especially at risk with fat often obstructing air passages.

Although the cure for this still remains somewhat a mystery, this may soon not be the case. Large strides in the knowledge of this medical condition or constantly being made with new technology designed to fight it being created. Leading the charge is Dr. Avi Weisfogel.

Although dentistry is Weisfogel’s primary profession, he is a recognized authority on sleep apnea. He has been very active in both dentistry and sleep apnea for more than 40 years, so he definitely knows his stuff. However, he is very open about the fact that medical technology has not yet reached the point where an effective treatment of sleep apnea can be found.