The Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) is a well-known device which can be used in the reduction of snoring and the reduction of sleep apnea as the case may be. There are many types of devices which can be employed in the use of the reduction of snoring, which is a common problem which many of us face every day. Snoring is the act of making unpleasant and unwanted vibrating noises when one sleeps. The snoring is done unconsciously and it is not known to the person who does it in most cases.
There are two types of snoring which one may subconsciously produce and they are the mild snoring, which is more or less of a soft breathing sound which is audible but does not produce much concern and the other type of snoring is the chronic snoring which produces a grating sound which is unpleasant most of the time and it calls for a serious health concern because these type of snoring can disrupt sleep and can lead to a medical condition called the sleep apnea.
The sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which can be gotten from the normal snoring. The sleep apnea is a serious case of concern for the medical health departments because of the numerous factors of which it can constitute to the health of a person. The sleep apnea is the number one sleep deprivation cause that one gets in the American society today. The sleep apnea is more associated with the elderly than the younger people and it can affect people of all ages.
The sleep apnea is likely to result in problems which include, high blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, and many other cardiovascular issues. When a person has sleep apnea which is normally started by the regular snoring, the person may wake up gasping for air from sleep. Sometimes the gasping lasts for seconds and depending on the severity of the apnea problem it could last for few minutes as well.
Those who have sleep apnea have a tendency of waking up from sleep not feeling well rested, they would have a slow response in carrying out memory functions like thinking, using motor skills and others, the person affected sometimes would get dizzy even in the daytime and this is a dangerous problem if the person was a driver or a machinery operator. In the case of children, the sleep apnea can make them lack the proper motor skills for learning and it can make them hyperactive in many cases.
The mandibular advancement device is a good combatant against snoring and sleep apnea as the case may be. The MAD is one of the most widespread anti-snoring devices, second to the snoring pillow which is available on the market today. The MAD functions as a snoring mouthpiece by moving the lower jaw of the affected person forward and making it stay in that position as the person sleeps throughout the night.