New battery-powered buzzer could be the solution to stopping your loud snoring, which not only ruins your sleep but likely your partners too.
Move over anti-snoring chin straps, there’s a new solution to stopping your irritating snores.
Somnibel, a brand that focuses on products to prevent snoring is planning to release a battery-powered buzzer that could reduce your snoring symptoms.
The device was designed to help people with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), which is potentially a serious disorder in which breathing can be repeatedly stopped and started during sleep, which results in loud snoring.
This condition affects around two million people in the UK alone, it is often caused by the soft tissue in the throat relaxing and collapsing repeatedly, therefore blocking the airways.
The condition is usually a lot worse in people who sleep on their backs. If the condition is left untreated, a person’s risk of a heart attack or stroke is increased.
The device is simple to use, just stick it yours or your partner’s forehead (whoever is the snoring culprit) and the product should send out a wave of vibrations. These vibrations should be sent out when the individual turns on their backs. The vibrations will continue until the sleeper rolls back onto their side.
It might not make the most attractive nightwear accessory but the brand claims the product can reduce snoring symptoms by a third within days of using the product.
The Somnibel website states that the battery-powered buzzer “reduces the incidence of sleep apnoea and/or positional snoring.
“It consists of a small and light device attached to the forehead that applies a soft vibration while the patient sleeps supine (on their back) to induce him to change position, thus reducing the incidence of sleep breathing events, whether apnoeas or positional snoring.”
The website also declares that: “Many different clinical studies believe positional therapy to be an effective solution for positional OSA, obtaining similar results to CPAP treatment.”
Ears, nose and throat consultant at Sheffield University, Professor Jaydip Ray said in an interview with the Daily Mail: “Simple snoring is a common social and medical problem that adversely affects many people.
“Easy to use, unobtrusive wearable devices using miniaturised accelerometers are a welcome solution for many of them. This initial study is encouraging.”
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