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Is treatment of Mandibular Advancement Device acceptable to snorers?

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  • College of Medical Sciences, Jeonju University, 303, Cheonjam-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 55069, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Objectives: To determine the effects of Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD) on snoring and confirm any correlation by verifying the changes in indicators related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Methods/Statistical Analysis: Thirtynine people diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea participated in this study. Apnea and Hypopnea Index (AHI), Oxygen Saturation (SaO2) and Snoring Percent (SnP) are calculated using polysomnography to evaluate OSA and quality of sleep and hypersomnia in the daytime was also evaluated with different tools, (PSQI) and (ESS). Moreover, we conducted a correlation analysis by calculating the rate of change between Snoring Percent (SnP) and other variables. Findings: AHI, SaO2, PSQI and ESS, but not SnP, were statistically significant and no significance was revealed after a correlation analysis between SnP and other variables. Improvements/Applications: Pay close attention to the selection and use of MAD with regard to snoring because other causes aside from snoring may be related to the obstruction of the oropharyngeal airway.

Keywords

Mandibular Advancement Device, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Quality of Sleep, Roncopathy, Snoring.

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