Understanding the importance of sleep is critical, yet most people are so busy in life that they don’t recognize that they aren’t getting enough sleep. In order to function properly and be healthy, a person should get approximately 7 to 9 hours of quality sleep per night. But there are more factors than bad habits that can keep you from feeling rested. Statistics show that many people suffer from sleep apnea, which is a disorder that blocks the airway when you fall asleep. There are many health-related issues that people suffer from if they do not get enough rest. This list is long, but most people can recognize the signs and symptoms of sleep disruption. Some people may experience hair loss, bags under their eyes, fine lines and more severe issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease and low oxygen levels. When the airway is cut off at night, you’re not able to get proper blood flow to your body like you should. This poses a threat to your heart and other areas of your body. By recognizing the signs and symptoms, and keeping track of how much sleep you’re getting, you can improve your health in many ways.
Dr. Weisfogel is a practicing dentist and sleep expert who has been practicing in the industry for over twenty years. He has dedicated much of his research and education to helping those who suffer from sleep apnea, and educating medical offices on what to look for if they have a patient who has symptoms. He founded Healthy Heart Sleep which is a company with a list of physicians who work together to create education and knowledge for those who suffer from lack of sleep. He also created Dental Sleep Masters, which is a program that helps medical professionals and other physicians treat patients that suffer from sleep apnea with an oral device specifically made for them.