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We're at a pretty exciting time in terms of technology. The evolution of what can and cannot be technologically advanced is speeding up and we're seeing new gadgets come out in areas we might (image)not have thought they would belong in before. For those of us who snore, having new ways to combat an age-old problem is a great way to feel as though something is actually being done about the snoring issue. Snoring can happen to anyone and doesn't discriminate. Young and old, male or female, people can and will snore.
With this progression of technology creeping into other parts of our lives, there is a welcome addition to the game:
Some of us have a real problem with snoring. Yeah, there's no end of home remedies to try, including the very scientific method of attaching a tennis ball to your back. But this wearable may be a more elegant solution.
The Anti-Snore Wearable - no messing around on the name - is an armband that detects when you're snoring and emits a vibration to get you to turn over. Most people snore when sleeping on their back, so the aim is to get you to move without waking you up.
The mic isn't in the band itself but in your smartphone, which will need to be nearby running the companion iOS/Android app. The creators say it can discern between snoring and other outside noises, which is obviously going to be a make-or-break feature of something like this.
Furthermore, it's designed to work without waking you up and will only buzz when it thinks you're in "light sleep". Again, sounds great if it actually works.
The app will also keep a record of you snoring habits, helping you identify what the cause of your noisy sleeping might be (hint: it could very well be alcohol).
The Anti-Snore Wearable is available for people to fund on Kickstarter. It seems like they want to start shipping them in June of 2017 which means you'd only have a few months to wait before you'd be able to get your hot little hands on one. Meanwhile, why not check this amazing mouthpiece out?
When you look at it, it seems like a nice thin armband that won't feel uncomfortable. You may run into an issue if you've been trying to keep your smartphone out of your bedroom. That becomes impossible with this device as it will need to be linked to your phone in order to work properly. The upside is that it just needs to be within your Bluetooth and microphone range so you don't necessarily have to have it right at at your bedside if you find your phone distracting. You may not get the results you want if it's too far away, however.
This device, provided it will work the way it says, will be a nice change from your partner trying to rouse you enough to have you roll over. We all know that this attempt usually ends with the partner fully awakening the snoring one and then no one is getting a good night's sleep. Bad sleep=bad day so let's keep an eye on this one!
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Snoring is one of those issues that plagues more people than you probably realize. In fact, you may snore yourself and just not know it! If you sleep alone you probably are in the dark on any (image)potential snoring issues. When there's no one there to stab you in the side because you're keeping them awake, it's hard to see you have an issue. There are several causes, and treatments, for snoring. Some of the major causes are being overweight, smoking or drinking heavily before bed, stress and plain old muscle relaxation. You can exercise, scale back on bad habits and do yoga to reduce your stress but it's a bit hard to combat muscles relaxing. Unless you have super control of your muscles. Then that's a different story.
When your muscles relax too much your tongue will fall to the back of your throat and the muscles will loosen. This vibration on loose flesh is what causes the sound we're all to familiar with. Various mouthpieces designed to either push your jaw forward to increase airflow (like: http://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/zquiet) or hold your tongue in place ((like: http://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/good-morning-snore-solution)can assist with this issue.
But what else can you do?
As our houses get smarter and smarter technology is slowly creeping into the bedroom:
After a full day of meetings at CES 2017, I noticed a few trends that could bubble up beyond some of the bigger ones that get a lot of the media’s attention. Roaming around a large hotel ballroom (The Mirage Events Center, actually) during the Pepcom Digital Experience event, I noticed a LOT of individual products, but some of them have coalesced into themes to watch during the year.
Technology hits the bedroom
Humans spend about 1/3 of their life sleeping or trying to sleep, so it’s been interesting to see that products are finally addressing our needs for a better night’s sleep. Companies and products like Smart Nora, the Zeeq Smart Pillow and Sleepace all have different approaches towards alleviating the annoyance of someone snoring (alleviating for the partner, since it probably doesn’t bother you if you’re the snorer). Different approaches are used by some of the products – the Nora device, for example, uses a small device that raises the pillow slightly to get you to move when snoring is detected through its sound sensor. The Zeeq includes speakers (which let you play music to help you get to sleep) that can activate when it detects snoring.
The big company in this space is Sleep Number Bed, which was at the event showing off its new Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed. The entire mattress system includes the anti-snoring approach (the bed adjusts the position when snoring is detected), but also includes a warming feature, biometric sensors and other health data abilities to help customers get their 40 winks in an easier manner.
A bevvy of cold-footed humans are very excited about the warming feature but for snorers, to have a bed that will automatically tilt you to help stop snoring is a great idea. If your bed does it for you there's no need to stab your partner in the ribs or be concerned that your snoring is shaking the windows and you don't know it.
While some people might be hesitant to have technology in their beds, others will see it as progressive. There's no denying that these are all fantastic ideas, but they are going to cost you a pretty penny. Before you get too wrapped up in the idea of buying a smart bed, maybe you should start saving your nickels and dimes. While it might take you a while to save for it, it'll be that much sweeter when you can afford it.
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There are some outrageous sleep aids out there. The strap you put around your jaw to keep your mouth shut, tucking a tennis ball into your clothes to keep you from rolling over, and your standard (image)mouthpiece. Some of these are tested and true, do what they're supposed to do and are only slightly uncomfortable. The human body can adapt to almost anything you throw at it so it's easy to get used to putting a mouthpiece in every night. Of all the strangest sleep aids that are out there one of the most interesting right now has to be the 2breathe wearable device that looks an awful lot like a belt. It seems to work, though, so perhaps it's worth the price:
2breathe Technologies Ltd., a pioneer in developing digital therapeutic devices, today announced that 2breathe™, a new smart, connected device tackling sleeplessness via a patented guided-breathing technology, is now publicly available. The new product, will be showcased at Israel's premier health and life sciences industry event IATI-BIOMED on May 26, 2016.
2breathe broadly-patented technology grew out of a FDA-cleared device for non-drug treatment of hypertension and stress, RESPeRATE, used by hundreds of thousands of doctors and patients. RESPeRATE's one "side effect" was that users reported dozing off during the session and improved sleep. The Company adapted the technology for smartphones and created the 2breathe platform to induce sleep.
2breathe uses smart, connected technology to deliver the ancient wisdom of sleep-inducing breathing exercises in an easy and effective manner. A sensor worn around the torso picks up the user's inhale and exhale movements sending it to an iOS app via low energy Bluetooth. The app transforms, in real time, the breathing into tones that gradually guide the user to prolonged exhalation and slow breathing. Within minutes, neural sympathetic activity is reduced, the user begins to disassociate from both external and internal stimuli, and the mind and body relax into sleep. Once sleep is detected, 2breathe automatically shuts off and generates a report showing the falling asleep process breath-by-breath.
"We believe that tracking sleep is nice, but inducing sleep is better," said Erez Gavish, Co-Founder and CEO. "164 million Americans struggle with sleep at least once a week which is not surprising considering the extent of modern day work schedules and life stresses. We're excited to be able to offer a real breakthrough to help those who can not 'shut off' their minds and fall asleep."
This brings new meaning to being snug and tight in your bed. The only major downside might be to those who sleep on their stomachs. Having the buckle right under your ribs and crushed under your body weight may have some impact on how the product works. If you otherwise suffer from sleep disorders like insomnia, this relatively natural way to fall asleep without the use of medication might be just what you need. It's interesting that it induces sleep and one can't help but wonder the effect it may have on those who snore. For bedroom technology this is definitely something to keep an eye one.
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