In this episode, Dr. Dar Radfar joins Dr. Eric Block to discuss Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Awareness and Treatment!
Dr. Dar Radfar is a Sleep Specialist, Dentist, Rad Health Founder & Diplomat of American Sleep & Breathing Academy. Dr. Dar is extremely enthusiastic about sleep. At the young age of six years old, Dr. Dar went through an experience that got him to resonate that he should not fall asleep, and at the age of 32, he did indeed fall asleep when he was driving home, and he crashed his car into a tree. The latter experience made him do a sleep test at home. After being tested for Sleep Apnea, he was diagnosed with mild apnea, which causes daytime sleepiness and many medical conditions affecting the heart and whole body. Then, he was given a CPAP oxygen machine which he could not tolerate.
In 2010, when the American Medical Association approved an oral appliance for the treatment of Sleep Apnea, Dr. Radfar jumped at the opportunity and made one for himself, which he wears every night. He has since helped thousands of patients with Snoring and Sleep Apnea issues.
Listen to this episode to learn insight on Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Awareness and Treatment.
- 00:00:35 – Quick announcement
- 00:00:48 – Introduction to the episode
- 00:01:25 – How Dr. Dar got interested in Sleep Apnea
- 00:07:26 – The way sleep appliance help patients
- 00:13:08 – Indications of having sleep apnea
- 00:22:08 – Protocol with medical insurance