If you’re unlucky enough to have a partner who keeps you up all night with their snoring, then don’t worry – because someone has created a new product to help you combat those sleepless nights.
Scientists in Spain have apparently discovered that a small device called Somnibel helped curb snoring in one in three snorers, the Daily Mail reports.
Developed by scientists at Araba University Hospital in Spain, the Somnibel aims to help people suffering with obstructive sleep apnoea – which is what the NHS defines as ‘when your breathing stops and starts while you sleep’.
The website states: “Somnibel is a Class IIa medical device that works for sleep apnoea and snoring treatment.
“It consists of a small, light device that is attached to the forehead and vibrates gently whenever your patient is sleeping in a supine position, encouraging him to change position.
“Many different clinical studies believe positional therapy to be an effective solution for positional OSA, obtaining similar results to CPAP treatment.”
Professor Jaydip Ray, an ear, nose and throat consultant at Sheffield University, told 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.”
The product isn’t available to buy as of yet, but the company does state that it should be going on sale very soon – so your sleepless nights may soon be a thing of the past.
Until then, maybe check out this £12 pillow from ASDA which has been hailed as an ‘anti-snoring’ aid, and has received rave reviews from customers.
According to the product description , the pillow is “ergonomically designed” to support the head and neck to encourage snore-free sleep.
The full description reads: “Now you can sleep on your back without snoring. This ergonomically designed pillow gently supports and positions the head and neck to encourage better body alignment and snore-free sleep.”It features a shaped foam core and has a firmness rating of 5.”
Seems the product does the trick too, if the reviews are anything to go by. One customer wrote: “I was very sceptical when I bought this pillow but it seems to be working so far, it’s not 100% but there is a noticeable difference in my sleeping and less complaints from the wife.”
Another said: “Hubby has stopped snoring so it is a 5 star from me”.
[Featured Image Credit: Somnibel]