More people than you might think have trouble sleeping. They toss and turn all night or they wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. Some simply have a brief interruption and continue sleeping. Often, the lack of a good night’s sleep sends them to the family doctor for a diagnosis of their sleep problem. Generally, some inexperienced doctors might assume that the patient is suffering with insomnia and prescribe sleeping pills or another natural treatment. However, experienced doctors realize that the patient is suffering with sleep apnea. This is a condition that causes people to stop breathing for a few seconds to a minute during sleep.
The surprising fact is that a large number of sufferers go undiagnosed. Why? Well, most doctors assume that sleep anea is a problem that generally affects older men or those that are overweight. This is because previous statistics prove that the group suffered with the condition more than any other profiled group. However, this belief led to undiagnosed cases. Today, more physicians realize sleep apnea is a growing concern with the general population.
Certainly, the airways get narrow during sleep. However, some suffer with problems because their airways narrow. These people suffer, gasping for air or waking up several times a night. Still, sleep apnea is easier to diagnose than you might think. Often, it is the spouse or another person in the family that detects the sleeping condition that eventually leads to a cure. For example, people with the condition snore and gasp for air during sleep. They report those symptoms to their family doctor. The doctor realizes that the patient has sleep apnea.
Dr Avi Weisfogel is a leader in the sleep apnea field. He is a very dedicated dental professional that believes in bringing the best and highest quality care to his patients. He is a top dentists at Old Bridge Dental Care. He received his education at the New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel has expert knowledge on sleep apnea and uses this expert knowledge to quickly identify patients that might experience problems with obstructive sleep apnea. Furthermore, he has reviewed the latest studies on the way to identify patients with a higher risks for sleep apnea (check out his informational video posted below). For example, more than overweight, older men suffer with sleep apnea. Statistics show that menopausal women, those with high blood pressure, and smokers are at risk too.