If you are tired of your snoring habits or if your partner does not let you sleep by snoring loudly then you can be relieved as an anti-snoring device has finally hit the market and it has a success rate of 70 percent!
Snoring can be pretty annoying, especially for people who share their room with another person. The problem is so common that it seems that the solution for the global issue has arrived a bit too late. But yeah, better late than never.
A sleep disorder expert has been successful in creating a device that manages to stop a person from annoying the person next to him by hitting the snorer's tongue with a small electrical current.
According to Professor Anshul Sama, the device called Snoozeal has a success rate of 70 percent based on the trials it has conducted throughout Britain and Germany.
Louise Fitzpatrick, a 50-year-old London-based landlady, shared her experience of getting rid of her snoring.
"It really became a problem. Not only was it disturbing Martin, but the snoring was waking me up and leaving me tired," she said. "I was resigned to surgery but within a couple of weeks on the Snoozeal trial I started to notice a change and by the end of the six weeks, I was hardly snoring at all. I was amazed. I'm now less tired and I no longer get complaints from Martin."
How does the device function?
"A small, crab pincer-like device is inserted into the mouth. It's flexible enough to sit in the base of a mouth and needs to stay there for 20 minutes at a time (at any part of the day), for a total of six weeks while NOT sleeping. A current is then passed to the device, via the app on your phone which sends a small current to the areas of the tongue to tighten its floppier muscles towards the back of the throat, which is what causes a lot of snoring cases in the first place."
When asked about the device, Professor Sama explained that his purpose was to develop something that could be used for a short period of time once during the day.
"Many devices on offer do not work and are unpopular because they have to be worn at night. Even surgery doesn't always work and increasingly it is being rationed or even banned by the NHS to save money," he said.