Unlocking the Benefits of Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) for Sleep Health

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In the field of respiratory and sleep health, Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) have emerged as a great solution for individuals dealing with issues such as sleep apnoea, snoring, and their related respiratory challenges.  

Understanding Mandibular Advancement Splints:

MAS is a type of oral appliance designed to address obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and snoring by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue during sleep. Unlike Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines, MAS offers a more comfortable and user-friendly alternative.

Key Features and Mechanism:

MAS works by slightly advancing the mandible (lower jaw), which helps prevent the collapse of the upper airway during sleep. This repositioning of the lower jaw provides more space at the back of the tongue and ensures that the airway remains open and unobstructed, allowing for smoother airflow and reducing the occurrence of apnoeas and snoring. The device is custom-fitted to each patient, maximizing its effectiveness and comfort.

Benefits of Mandibular Advancement Splints:

Improved Sleep Quality: MAS has proven to be highly effective in enhancing the overall quality of sleep for individuals suffering from sleep disorders. By promoting uninterrupted breathing, it helps alleviate symptoms such as daytime fatigue and drowsiness.

Enhanced Compliance:  MAS is more discreet and easier to adapt to compared to CPAP in some patients. Hence it provides an alternative option and increases patient’s compliance, as individuals are more likely to consistently use the device, leading to better long-term outcomes.

Non-Invasive Solution: MAS provides a non-invasive alternative to surgical interventions. It offers relief without the need for extensive procedures, making it an attractive option for those seeking a minimally disruptive solution.

Customizable and Comfortable: The custom-fit nature of MAS ensures that it is tailored to the unique anatomy of each patient. This not only maximizes its effectiveness but also contributes to a comfortable wearing experience.

A treatment for teeth grinding: In patients who suffer from teeth grinding, in addition to obstructive sleep apnoea, MAS can treat both conditions at the same time. The dentist can make the device out of a material that also resists grinding of the teeth.

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