Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What is the cause of snoring and sleep apnea
The most common cause of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, which is caused by a blockage of the breathing passage or a collapsed airway, and this is applied to snorning as well. However, in some cases, sleep apnea is caused by a failure of the breathing centers at the brain to send the proper signals to breathing muscles to contract this type of apnea called central apnea.
What is the recommended treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?
The best treatment that will fit is decided by your sleep physican, who will make sleep study to determine the severity of your apnea. In some cases, your sleep physician will recommend a mandibular advancement device as the best suitable treatment for your condition.
What is a Mandibular advancement device (MAD), and how it works?
MAD is a dental appliance that snaps over the upper and lower dental arches and pushes that lower jaw to position forward. This forward position will help to widen the airways during sleeping.
Do I have to use the Mandibular advancement device all day?
No, you use the appliance only during sleep.
Are there many types of Mandibular advancement devices (MADs), and which one will be the best fitting for me?
Yes, there are many MADs available. After examination at our center, we will discuss the options best fits your case.