Snoring is a common problem for many people, but if you also snore then don’t take it lightly as it can be a sign of major health complications. Snoring affects the quality of sleep of the person who is snoring as well as of his loved ones and family members. But don’t worry as chronic snoring can be treated.
There are several factors that can cause snoring. Usually, it is caused when soft tissues and muscles in the mouth and throat relax, which make the passage for the air small. The reduction in space of the air passage makes it harder for each breath you take, to get through. When it tries to get through the decreased passage, it causes a vibration as it moves over the soft tissues in the throat and the mouth. The snoring sound is the result of the vibration. Some other causes of snoring may be:
- Excess body weight
- Consumption of Alcohol
- Certain sleep aides or sedatives
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
A mandibular advancement device (MAD) is a solution of your problem of snoring at night. It helps you to get a better sleep at night. It is a specially designed dental device which gently keeps the mandible, or the lower jaw, in a forward position, helping you to breathe easily by increasing the passage of the airway. After using the device, you will get a full and quiet sleep at night.
Some of these devices also stop your tongue from falling back over your windpipe. As per your condition, these special devices will be fitted in your mouth by your dentist.
Yes. A mandibular advancement device or MAD is made in such a way that it feels comfortable. You will sleep and not even notice that you are wearing it. It allows you to breathe with your mouth open and patients with allergies or sinus congestion can eliminate their snoring with its help. After wearing the device, first few mornings can be a little hard as you may experience some small stiffness of the jaw. But no need to worry as this feeling is temporary and will eliminate after you wake up and remove the device.