Help you and your partner sleep better
What is MAS?
Anti snoring mouthguards are also known as MAS (mandibular advancement splint) or Somnodent / Somnomed. These are custom made mouthguards that work to reduce or completely eliminate snoring. They work by keeping the lower jaw in a forward position during sleep, which is an effective management method for certain types of sleep apnoea and snoring. These splints can take some getting used to, but have worked wonders for so many of our patients.
Should I get CPAP or a MAS nightguard?
If you're aware that you or your partner are snoring, it does not necessarily mean that you have sleep apnoea. Your doctor can refer you for a sleep study to confirm this. Once a diagnosis has been made, an appropriate treatment can be planned. Treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) sometimes includes the use of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure). While CPAP is an effective tool, many people struggle to sleep with a mask on their face. This is where the MAS comes in. If you think you would be more comfortable sleeping with a mouthguard than a mask, then the somnodent MAS could be a great solution for you.
These types of mouthguards, or splints, are not appropriate for everyone, so it's important to consult with your physician and dentist prior to having one made. We offer a complimentary consultation with Dr Georgia Sheahan for anyone who is interested in MAS.
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