Dr. Avi Weisfogel has quite an interesting routine to his day, much of which consists of him studying the symptoms of sleep apnea and looking at the effects various sleep treatments have fighting it. But he also shared with Ideamensch about what his usual day looks like, and part of his mornings are getting mentally prepared with his life coach, and he also said one book he loves is “The Power Of Now.” This book offers a lot of insights on what one’s purpose in life should be, and Dr. Weisfogel has made many changes in his own life to get to where he is today. But he’s proud of knowing that more and more people around the world are finding ways to get healthy sleep.
Dr. Avi Weisfogel became a sleep doctor through dentistry. He ran a normal dentistry clinic for 15 years and was very successful with it, though he admits he wasn’t too passionate about it. He grew up in a family of medical practitioners including being the son of a cardiologist, and while he had an appreciation for the physical side of medicine, he also loved studying the mind and how people think. He graduated with degrees in biology and psychology from Rutgers, and then decided to get his dental training at the prestigious NYU College of Dentistry. After getting his DDS and becoming licensed to practice in New Jersey, Weisfogel opened Old Bridge Dental Care in 1999.
It was around 2004, about 6 years into practicing dentistry that Weisfogel started looking at the world of sleep and pursuing sleep research projects on the side. In 2012 he began consulting for other doctors and dentists at a non-profit sleep medicine firm known as Healthy Heart Sleep, but then in 2014 he stepped down from regular dentistry altogether and started Dental Sleep Masters. Here, he began exploring sleep aids including appliances for the mouth, and he also started hosting sleep seminars. On the side, Weisfogel gets involved with a few other health initiatives, including a GoFundMe he setup for Operation Smile, which gives treatments in third world nations.