Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) to Treat Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Although snoring does not seem to be a major problem, it can prove to be a constant irritant for those who live with a snoring issue and everyone around them. A person typically snores when there is an obstruction in the airway leading to the lungs by either the tongue or throat tissues.
Such an obstruction leads to a condition where the snorer has no choice but to involuntarily snore to continue the smooth functioning of respiratory processes. However, those around the snorer will be suffering as well. Snoring is a low-pitched sound that is often loud, and can disturb the sleep of others in the room or the house.
It is often difficult to sleep in its presence and this can cause a lack of sleep and fatigue related problems in bed partners of snorers. The snorer themselves may experience health complications such as high blood pressure, memory loss, daytime sleepiness, increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and dementia, and the inability to efficiently complete daily tasks.
Fortunately, there’s a solution that can help ease someone’s snoring problem. With the help of Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), you can treat the complications involved with snoring and sleep apnea.
It is not uncommon for people to approach doctors who specialize in snoring and sleep apnea in an effort to find out if there was any possible way to stop snoring. In such situations, doctors may recommend a Mandibular Advancement Device to ensure that the wearer stops snoring and is able to experience quality sleep.
What You Need to Know About Mandibular Advancement Devices
A MAD device works by removing the obstruction between your mouth and the lung passage, and thereby ensures that your snoring reduces. The device is placed on the mandible, hence the name, and works by moving the jaw forward and at a distance from the back of the throat during sleep.
The size of the upper airway is increased in this manner, and the air resistance that causes snoring can be reduced. There are different kinds of MADs that you can use. Your doctor will recommend which design he or she thinks will work best for you.
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Snoring and sleep apnea can adversely affect every aspect of your life. It’s important that you receive the proper care to help ease the issue before it becomes a greater problem. The Snore Experts can help you and your loved ones finally obtain the good night’s sleep you desire. If you’re interested in learning more about the options available to you, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.