There are many hurdles in treating sleep disorders as they are not the most straightforward conditions out there.  Snoring and sleep apnea are complex conditions. There are different kinds of treatment available with varying degrees of effectiveness depending on the user.  A VitalSleep Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) is one of the best solutions for snoring and sleep apnea.  The device is also known as a Mandibular Repositioning Device (MRD). 

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Vital Sleep is a popular pick for MAD. It has its charms and advantages despite being classified as a mandibular advancement device.  These Mandibular Advancement Devices provide continuous passive airway pressure due to their simple design. It does not require electricity or an actual machine to work. 

MAD is also known as an anti-snoring mouthpiece or anti-snoring mouth guard. The names can be confusing so it is important to know what exactly they are so you won’t confuse them without snoring aids or regular mouthguards. 


The name appears to be intimidating but actually, it is not. Mandibular refers to the lower jaw, which means that it means that the oral appliance is designed to change the position of the mandible or lower jaw. 

Proceeding the lower jaw provides additional space in the back of the throat and it won’t troop the air passages which then results in snoring. The limited room for air passage in the throat is the main cause of the snoring and MAD provides more room to resolve the snoring issue.

MAD works by fluctuating the position of your lower jaw. This is why it typically resembles mouthguards used for playing various sports. However, mandibular advancement devices are different from regular mouthguards and are best to use if you are looking for effective snoring help. 

The best revealing distinguish feature of MAD is the metal fulcrums. They need the adjustment detail to reposition the wearer’s lower jaw as regular mouthpieces. According to research, the MAD works best for those with mild to moderate sleep snoring. Those who often find their snoring to ease up when sleeping on their sides also find these oral appliances very beneficial. 

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Another benefit of MAD is that they are useful for teeth grinding. Most of the devices are designed to sit under the teeth, they can also create a wall between the lower and upper sets of teeth as well as the tongue.  It will prevent the teeth from getting in contact with each other, averting damage in the process.

MADs help to open up the air passages when you fall asleep. The process is very simple, when you put the device on, it will pull your jaw forward which will also pull your tongue forward. This process prevents your tongue from rolling back to your throat and crowding your air passage. Thus your airways will be clear and air can move in and out of them more freely. 

There are different types of MADs and their differences can make or break their usefulness for a lot of people.