Sharing a bed with a loud snoring partner in bed can really put a damper on a restful night's sleep, not only harming health, but also relationships. But that doesn't mean there's nothing that can be done about chronic snoring. While there are many natural ways to stop the snoring, there are also technologies designed to monitor and combat the unwelcome disturbance in bed...
Wrist Anti-Snoring Devices
These type of wearable anti-snoring devices operate by emitting a "mild electronic acupuncture massage pulse to stimulate the muscles." The stimulation supposedly makes the user change sleep posture to help reduce snoring, an automatic equivalent of an annoyed nudge from a spouse/bedmate.
The $13 MILEX Infra Sonic Snore Stopper is an affordable model, with a 2013 Limited Edition model for only $1 more, and a seemingly rebranded model for just $9. There's also a puzzlingly priced $99 version, but I can't really discern the difference warranting the price difference. Another brand using a similar electronic pulse feature is the Snore Stopper, which retails for around $25.
Pillow Anti-Snoring Devices
The France Bed Snore Stopper Pillow from Japan Trend Shop is going to set you back $308 for the pillow and $47 in shipping, but for those with chronic snoring bedmates willing to try anything, this might be worth a gander. The Snore Stopper Pillow is a memory foam pillow with a twist. Built in audio sensors detect snoring and automatically respond with a light vibration the maker claims is "proven effective in reducing snoring." An audio jack lets you record the nightly snoring to track improvement.
Sometimes the best plan for action is to monitor the "when" and "why" causing an issue like snoring.The $3.99 SnoreLab iOS app records, measures, and tracks snoring throughout the night, generating charts for review once you wake up, including the volume of snoring. The app can work in conjunction while testing anti-snoring remedies and lifestyle changes, aiding in finding the best solution for your snoring woes.
MORE ON THE TOPIC OF SNORING ON APARTMENT THERAPY
- Don't Lose Sleep Over It: A Guide to Surviving Snoring
- How to Deal with a Snoring Neighbor?
- Share the Bed with Someone Who Snores?
- Testing Products to Stop Snoring
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