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Sleep Expert Avi Weisfogel Praises MTA Decision To Screen For Sleep Apnea

Avi Weisfogel, founder of Dental Sleep Masters and Healthy Heart Sleep praises the decision for MTA to screen for sleep apnea. Weisfogel is referring to the CBSNewYork published story about the New York Transportation Authority’s decision to screen employees for sleep apnea. In 2013 the NYMTA experienced the deadly Spuyten Duyvil train derailment, killing four people and injuring more than 70. The commuter train was headed for Grand Central Station when it derailed off a curve. The official conclusion was that the accident occurred partially because the engineer suffered from undiagnosed sleep apnea, which has spurned the NYMTA to begin screening train and bus operators. “This is a first for a transportation department to take such steps and screen for sleep disorders, but hopefully transportation authorities nationwide will acknowledge the importance and follow suit,” said Weisfogel.

Unbeknownst to many, the nightly snoring concert is much more than simply being overtired. Most people have no idea they have sleep apnea. During sleep, the muscles in the pharynx relax, and the soft palate parts begin to vibrate as you breathe. This also narrows the respiratory tract, especially in the sleep position where you’re laying flat on the back, and the tongue comfortably falls back, amplifying the noise. Enlarged tonsils, and jaw defects are among the anatomically contributing factors of sleep apnea, and also obesity promotes the loudest breathing when fat deposits in the tongue, throat and neck change the spatial conditions of the upper airways. There are various treatments that range from dental techniques, which is one approach made popular by Avi Weisfogel and Dental Sleep Masters, and lifestyle changes one can make to alleviate or eliminate the problem.

Avi Weisfogel is an American dentist, sleep consultant and founder of Dental Sleep Masters. He is best known for his research on sleep disorders, like sleep apnea. Weisfogel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology and he attended New York University College of Dentistry. After his studies, Weisfogel opened his own dental practice in Old Bridge New Jersey. Committed to providing a comprehensive multi-faceted approach to his clients, he used his studies and expertise to find ways to alleviate his patients’ sleep problems.To learn more about Avi Weisfogel and his on-going research and findings into sleep apnea visit his blog.

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Through Dentist Appointments

The dentist might be the last person that you would think of in diagnosing sleep apnea but they do recognize the potential for it. A good dentist might suggest that a patient needs to go seek a sleep study due to issues they find in an examination. A dentist can diagnose things like narrow airways, enlarged tonsils, and chronic congestion. Avi Weisfogel is able to diagnose and make suggestions in his dental office in New Jersey. Avi Weisfogel is a dentist that was born in 1972. He went to school to receive his BA in Biology and Psychology from Rutgers University. After completing this he went on to graduate from the NYU School of Medicine. You can follow him on Twitter and on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/draviweisfogel. Avi Weisfogel is inspirational in helping many dental professionals to be able to diagnose sleep apnea. He also helps them with the possibility of using dental appliances.

Sleep Apnea is not easy to diagnose but it is easy to treat with the right diagnosis. Avi Weisfogel knows too well that people need to get this diagnosed and treated. He helps dentist apply dental appliances that may help with the sleep apnea such as teeth guard or tongue guards. These sleep devices will cut down on the 90% of the population that is undiagnosed. Avi also helps with a social media campaign that is collecting money to help people that need dental help and can not afford it. Operation Smile is a nonprofit organization that helps people be able to receive the dental work they need at a free or reduced cost.

People love listening to Avi Weisfogel give his talks on sleep apnea. The dentist that attend come out with a better understanding of sleep apnea and dental issues that contribute to sleep disorders. Avi is helping to identify issues that may cause potential patients danger from the potential of sleep apnea. He knows what to look for and knows how to treat. Avi has videos that help explain things. Check out some of the videos at WordPress and utube.com