Unfortunately, snoring is a common problem for many people. It can also indicate that other major health complications are going on in your life, affecting the quality of sleep you get each night. Loved ones who live at home may suffer from less sleep because they too wake up periodically due to noise caused by snoring. Thankfully, there is a solution to treat chronic snoring.
Why Do People Snore?
Snoring occurs when the muscles and soft tissues in the throat relax, making the air passage smaller. When airways are tightened, it is more difficult for each breath to get through quickly. A vibration or snoring is caused when the air gets through airways, moving over the throat and mouth. Other reasons for why people snore may include:
- Excess body weight
- Alcohol consumption
- Certain sleep aides or sedatives
- Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Consult Dr. Firouzi today if you have a snoring issue that seems to be unresolved.
How Does a Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) Help With Snoring?
Mandibular advancement devices may be the solution for a better night’s sleep! This device is designed explicitly to keep the lower jaw or mandible in a forward position to:
- Increase the space between airway passages.
- Help you breathe better.
- It may even prevent the tongue from falling back over your windpipe.
Consult a dental professional like Dr. Firouzi today so that he can fit these special appliances to meet your particular condition.
Is an MAD Uncomfortable?
Believe it or not, a mandibular advancement device was created to be comfortable so that you can sleep without feeling any discomfort. It allows you to breathe with your mouth open and prevents snoring for patients with sinus congestion or allergies. It is normal to experience some slight jaw stiffness for the first couple of mornings, but this will go away after removing the device.
Contact Dr. Firouzi’s Office Today
Dr. Firouzi is available at the Center for Exceptional Dentistry and is ready to find a solution for your chronic snoring. Visit our contact page here or call (412) 274-1126 for more information.