Keeping Bedtime As Quiet As Possible

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Relax. Close your eyes. Leave your worries behind and slumber into the quiet world of sleep one breath at a time. It feels so good until you’re awaken by your snoring partner. Suddenly, you’re back, wide awake, staring at your partner who is snoring like a mooing cow. You think to yourself, it’s unfair!

Snoring is many things, from that stealer of sleep to relationship saboteur. The pathology of what makes us snore is thankfully much simpler. When you fall asleep, all of the muscles and soft tissues in your neck, throat and airway relax. As you then inhale (our breathing rate is around 15 to 20 breaths a minute) the air is forced over these relaxed and floppy structures, causing them to vibrate. It is these vibrations that we hear as a snore.

(Via: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/snoring-remedies)

It’s normal to snore but it wouldn’t hurt to monitor the frequency of it.

Frequency of snoring is essentially intermittent or chronic. Intermittent snoring is often caused by something out of the ordinary for you, such as excessive alcohol, which relaxes your neck muscles even more and pushes you into a deeper sleep – it is a sedative, remember. Chronic snoring is more likely defined by fixed issues (although not, as you will see, entirely irremediable) such as only being able to sleep on your back or having a structural issue with your airway (like being punched in the face too many times).

(Via: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/snoring-remedies)

Snoring varies. Some aren’t so bad, while some can really be deafening. The severity of snoring can be graded from one to three, three being severe.

Grade-one (mild) snoring: This is infrequent snoring that has no health impact on you and may only lead to minor relationship issues.

Grade-two (moderate) snoring: This is snoring three or more days a week that may contribute to some daytime fatigue and more fatal relationship issues.

Grade-three (severe) snoring: This is heavy and loud snoring on a regular basis that can have physical, mental and social health problems – including obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) – and being dumped.

(Via: https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/snoring-remedies)

Snoring can be very loud, depending on the grade.

A simple grade-one snoring is around 100 to 300Hz, which, compared to up to 1,000Hz for grade three (OSA territory), is a playful whisper.

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Not everybody who snores has sleep apnea. Nonetheless, snoring could be a sign of sleep apnea. That’s the reason why there’s a need to see a doctor if the snoring is frequent and severe. Sleep apnea is a serious health condition that needs immediate medical attention.

Snoring may be seen as

Humidifier: A Great Gift Even For A Snorer

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Humidifiers are very popular nowadays. They’re everywhere. Who wouldn’t appreciate a humidifier? A humidifier brings a breath of fresh air into a room. It gives it a spa-like ambience.

A humidifier does more than just provide a spa-like ambience to a room. It’s actually pretty useful to have a humidifier especially during the winter season.

Humidifiers are getting quite popular these days, but before buying a humidifier you must ask yourself will I benefit from using a humidifier? A humidifier is an electronic device that is used to add moisture in the room. Humidifiers generally become a necessity during the winter season, when there are lower levels of humidity in the air and the heating systems dry out the air.

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If you’re thinking of a gift for a friend or a family member, a humidifier is a very practical choice. The recipient will surely love it. It’s a practical gift because of the many uses of this particular electronic device.

Other than just adding moisture in the air, humidifiers have several other benefits too.

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Here are the benefits of having a humidifier in the room. First and foremost, it relieves allergic symptoms.

Humidifiers are a great remedy to relieve the symptoms of different allergies. The past models of humidifiers add too much humidity into the air, which leads to the growth of certain fungi and bacteria. However, the latest models add a moderate level of moisture in the air. Average and balanced moisture soothes the nasal passages and throat and thus, the allergic person feels more comfortable.

Also, the latest models of humidifiers have a special system installed in them that kills certain germs and inhibits their growth.

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Humidifiers warms up the room.

According to studies, a humidified air is warmer as compared to the dry air. In the moist atmosphere, the sweat evaporates more slowly, that keep people warmer. Thus with the help of humidifiers, one can even save on the heating bills.

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Even your furniture will benefit.

Dry air dries out the wooden furniture and thus damages it by making it crack. In the wooden floor, it can even lead to loosening joints. Wooden door of the rooms and wardrobes change their size and it becomes difficult to open or close them, because of the joint loosening the arms and legs of chairs begin to wobble. All this is a result of too much moisture in the air or dry air. Wooden furniture requires a moderate and constant level of moisture to live longer and shine. A humidifier, when used properly with a

Sleep Is A Serious Matter

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Sleep. We take it for granted. Well, we shouldn’t. We can’t survive on just a few hours of sleep. Even if we try to, our health is going to suffer. We all need to get some good sleep, not just for one night but for every single night of our life. In other words, we all need to get quality sleep regularly.

Sleep is a natural physiological state of the body where our brain is inactive, muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended. Sleep is an essential part of our routine and it helps the body ‘regenerate and rejuvenate’. We spend one third of our life in sleep and we never bother about it.

Sleep is important as our body undergoes a lot of changes during that time. It allows the body to rest, relieves tiredness, and most importantly restores our cognitive (thinking) ability. During sleep there is active hormone production, which is essential for good metabolism and maintaining homeostasis or body balance. In addition, there is a decrease in the heart rate, heart function and drop in blood pressure.

(Via: http://www.businessworld.in/article/Sleep-Apnea-/23-06-2019-172067/)

Question is, how much sleep do we actually need?

The American Association of Sleep Medicine has given guidelines as to the amount of sleep you require to promote optimal health:

-Infants and children- 10 -16 hours
-Teenagers- 9-10 hours
-Adults- 7-9 hours

(Via: http://www.businessworld.in/article/Sleep-Apnea-/23-06-2019-172067/)

Seven to nine hours of sleep is a lot for a busy adult. Face it. We’d be lucky enough to get five hours of sleep especially on a week day. The only time we can really catch up on sleep is on the weekend.

Even if we’re given the luxury of time to sleep, there are barriers. These barriers are making it very hard for us to get some sleep.

Lack of sleep brings about some serious consequences. Needless to say, these consequences could be deadly.

Unfortunately, sleep is a very underrated and under diagnosed problem. The consequences of sleep disorders involve multiple parts of the body including risk of stroke, heart attack, memory loss, depression to name a few. We do not have much data for our country, but the Western data shows that a significant number of their population is sleep deprived and has sleep disorders. Consequences of this include loss of productivity, road accidents, accidents at work place. In fact, the West has strict laws with sleep disorders and driving. One’s license is suspended till they comply with treatment.

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It’s time we all look deeper as to why we can’t seem to get good sleep. For all we know, we might already be suffering …

Snoring: Causes And Complications Of It

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Is snoring a problem of yours? If it’s not, then you’re pretty lucky. As a matter of fact, even your partner is pretty lucky if you don’t snore at all.

If snoring is a problem of yours, you’re not the only one suffering from it. You and a million adults are suffering from it as well

Nearly half of adults habitually snore when they sleep.

For some, it’s not a problem. For others, it may affect the quality of their bed partner’s rest. It can also be associated with sleep apnea, a condition affecting a person’s ability to breathe and the quality of their sleep.

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

While you shouldn’t really worry about light snoring, it’s the heavy snoring that you should be worried about. It’s a sign that you might have a serious health condition. You really shouldn’t ignore it.

“It could be suggestive of something more going on,” said Dr. Neerav Goyal, director of head and neck surgery at Penn State Health.

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

The vibrating nasal tissue is what causes the snoring sound. The more it vibrates, the louder the sound.

Snoring is caused by relaxed throat or nasal tissue that vibrates when it collapses while the body is horizontal during shut-eye.

“A lot of it has to do with how air flows through your nose and mouth,” Goyal said. “When we sleep, muscle tone lapses and tissues vibrate much as a reed does when you play a musical instrument.”

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

There are various causes of snoring. Sleep position is one of the most common causes of it.

Those who sleep on their back are more prone to snoring than side sleepers because of how gravity collapses tissues and muscles in the airway. Sometimes sleeping propped up with a wedge pillow or in a recliner instead of horizontally can help lessen snoring.

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

For some, snoring could be genetic.

For some, snoring is caused by a genetic anatomic obstruction such as a deviated septum, large tonsils, a floppy soft palate or a large neck circumference.

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

Certain health disorders and diseases can also cause one to snore.

People with disorders such as cerebral palsy or degenerative diseases may be prone to snoring, because they have less muscle tone as-is. Medications (such as sedatives) and alcohol can also decrease muscle tone.

(Via: https://news.psu.edu/story/554631/2019/01/16/medical-minute-causes-and-complications-snoring)

Excessive weight or obesity can cause snoring as well.

Those who are overweight or obese with a body-mass index higher than 25 may also be at risk, because they may have extra tissue and weight around the airway.

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Are You Exhausted When You Wake Up In The Morning?

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The alarm clock goes off. You can hardly open your eyes but you need to get up. Your body is begging for more sleep but you need to get up. Even if you do get up, you feel exhausted. The bad part is, your day is just beginning. So why are you feeling so exhausted already?

You know the consequences of not getting enough sleep: mood swings, crabbiness, cravings, difficulty focusing and sluggishness. And when you don’t know why you can’t get enough sleep, the symptoms become even more frustrating. The culprits behind sleepless nights range from blue light to parasites — but you might be dealing with something more serious: sleep apnea.

(Via: https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-sleep-apnea-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-treatment/)

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder. It’s hard to tell if you have it. So, it’s always better to see a doctor about it first. Don’t be scared because sleep apnea is a common problem.

An estimated 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that causes you to momentarily stop breathing while you’re asleep. With sleep apnea, your airway becomes blocked when your body relaxes during sleep, limiting your lungs to little air flow.

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Sleep apnea actually causes you to stop breathing while sleeping. So, even if you think you’ve slept long enough, you still feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning. This sleep disorder is also the reason why you snore so loud.

Characterized by loud snoring and often choking noises, sleep apnea causes your brain and body to become oxygen-deprived, often leading to frequent awakenings throughout the night. Depending on the case, it could happen a few times per night or hundreds of times each night.

(Via: https://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-sleep-apnea-symptoms-causes-diagnosis-treatment/)

Do you think you snore at night? If you have no idea about it, go ask your partner. Your partner should know. You can’t hide a snore, especially one that’s very loud. Nonetheless, loud snoring isn’t the only symptom of sleep apnea.

The most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring, but snoring on its own isn’t always indicative of sleep apnea. Snoring followed by silent pauses, gasping or choking sounds is likely a sign of sleep apnea.

Because sleep apnea wakes you up frequently throughout the night (even if you don’t notice it), you can suffer from symptoms of sleep deprivation, such as daytime fatigue, difficulty concentrating, unintentional napping and irritability or mood swings.

Other symptoms include:

• Feeling tired, even when you thought you had a full night’s sleep
• Insomnia or trouble falling asleep
• Headaches and migraines
• Loss of memory
• Decreased sex drive

A Simple Way To A Good Night’s Sleep

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A good night’s sleep is a necessity. It’s not a luxury. You deserve to get a good night’s sleep every single night. It’s the only way your body can rest and rejuvenate for the next day.

Unfortunately, it’s not easy to get a good night’s sleep. There will some nights when your sleep is good and there will be some nights when your sleep is bad. If you’re a snorer, you probably have more nights of bad sleep. If you’re hardly getting any good night’s sleep, you’re going to get sick.

Snoring at night can not only be annoying but also health threatening and sometimes fatal. Many people don’t even know that they snore. Therefore, they are never diagnosed with sleep apnea, a disorder in which breathing starts and stops during sleep.

(Via: https://www.abc4.com/gtu/a-cure-to-help-you-get-a-good-nights-sleep/)

The best way to really know if you snore is to ask your partner. Your partner is not going to lie about it. No one lies about snoring, especially if it’s loud and annoying.

So, if your partner says you snore, accept it and decide to do something about it. Don’t even attempt to deny it because the sooner you deal with your snoring, the better it is for your health and your relationship. Keep in mind that sleep apnea is a serious health problem.

Sleep apnea has been connected to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and also depression. It even causes about 38,000 deaths each year. This is a serious disorder …

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Don’t let snoring get in the way of a good night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep is the key to an awesome day ahead. Don’t miss out the opportunity of facing it.

A good night’s sleep is also good for your health. If you ignore your snoring, your health can suffer.

Most importantly, your snoring might ruin the loving relationship you have with your partner. Don’t let it reach that point.

Don’t let sleep apnea scare you. Yes, it is a serious health problem but it can be cured. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machines are the most common equipment used to cure sleep apnea. Wearing this particular machine can help stop snoring. However, it’s not the most convenient way to get a good night’s sleep. You might even find it uncomfortable to wear.

A CPAP machine comes with a mask that’s attached to a machine. When you wear the mask, it’s going to cover your whole face. It’s not exactly the sexiest thing to wear in bed but it’s going to help lessen, if not, stop your snoring.

There’s an …

Sleep Solutions You Can Try

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We all want to get some sleep. We need it. There’s no way we can function well if we are sleep deprived. Sleeping is as important as eating. If we’re not getting any sleep, we are useless.

One of the common reasons as to why we cannot get any sleep is that we snore or we’re sleeping beside one who does.

Around 40% of adult men and 24% of adult women snore regularly. The odds are you or your significant other fall into this group of loud sleepers.

(Via: https://theurbantwist.com/2019/06/12/search-for-the-ultimate-snore-silencer-5-solutions-to-help-you-sleep/)

Snoring can really ruin the quality of our sleep. If you’re sleeping beside one who snores, you won’t even be able to get any sleep at all. Not a wink for you and that’s bad for you, your partner, and your health.

While you’ve promised to stay by each other’s side through thick and thin, the snoring may be testing your patience.

(Via: https://theurbantwist.com/2019/06/12/search-for-the-ultimate-snore-silencer-5-solutions-to-help-you-sleep/)

There are solutions you can try. If you’re not the snorer, you can certainly share these solutions with someone who snores. Chances are, that someone could be your partner. Sharing these solutions is a better way to deal with the situation rather resenting your snoring partner.

You can always try sleeping in separate bedrooms but that’s a very temporary solution. Sleeping away from your snoring partner is just going to help you. It will not, in any way, help your snoring partner. As a matter of fact, it might even hurt your snoring partner.

If your partner snores heavily, the more he or she will need you to stay close by. Heavy snoring is a manifestation of stoppage of breathing. As annoying as it may sound, you may need to wake up your snoring partner when you hear him or her struggle for air.

One solution that you can consider for your partner or for yourself (that is, if you’re a heavy snorer), is the CPAP machine.

First of all, you should check to make sure your snoring isn’t a result of something more serious, such as sleep apnea. This disorder can lead to potentially fatal problems, so get an exam to eliminate this as a cause of snoring.

If you do find out you have sleep apnea, you can get a CPAP machine to help you breathe at night. Not only will it get rid of your snoring, but it can also help you feel more refreshed in the morning.

(Via: https://theurbantwist.com/2019/06/12/search-for-the-ultimate-snore-silencer-5-solutions-to-help-you-sleep/)

A CPAP machine is for more severe cases of snoring. Only a doctor can really recommend this solution.

This next solution is a more natural way to …

Say Goodbye To Snoring With Oral Appliance Therapy

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There’s a solution to your snoring problem. It’s called Oral Appliance Therapy. According to dentist, Dr. Micheal Uzelac, Oral Appliance Therapy works.

Uzelac, who had been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), had an oral appliance made to help reduce his disrupted breathing during sleep due to snoring. It worked.

“I slept soundly for three nights in a row, and I felt wonderful,” he said.

(Via: https://www.valpolife.com/health/specialty/73600-oral-appliances-help-reduce-or-eliminate-snoring)

Oral Appliance Therapy may not be the common solution to snoring. Dr. Uzelac states that using a CPAP machine is the most common way to treat snoring. A CPAP machine can help reduce disrupted breathing during sleep.

“The most common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea right now is the CPAP machine,” Uzelac said. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) involves wearing a mask or nasal cannula connected to a machine that delivers pressured air during sleep.

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CPAP machines may be popular but they’re not well-liked by snorers who are looking for a more comfortable and presentable way to solve their problem.

“The problem is, about 58% of people who are prescribed a CPAP machine don’t wear it,” Uzelac said. Some perceive the devices to be bulky, cumbersome, and uncomfortable.

(Via: https://www.valpolife.com/health/specialty/73600-oral-appliances-help-reduce-or-eliminate-snoring)

A better way to approach OSA and snoring is with the use of an oral appliance that could be custom-fitted to your mouth.

“With obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles in the throat relax and block breathing. Oral appliance therapy works like putting a door stop in a door,” Uzelac said. “The appliances help pull the jaw forward so the muscles can’t relax and block breathing.”

More than 100 oral appliances are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of OSA. They look like retainers or mouth guards, and simply fit over the upper and lower teeth.

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Take note that oral appliance therapy is best for folks who aren’t suffering from severe apnea. Here’s what Dr. Uzelac has to say about it.

Uzelac said those who tend to respond best to oral appliance therapy are those with less severe apnea, women ages 30 or older who are physically fit, and individuals who have a neck size of less than 17 inches. He stressed that addressing whole health is important in successful treatment of OSA.

(Via: https://www.valpolife.com/health/specialty/73600-oral-appliances-help-reduce-or-eliminate-snoring)

Your weight has a lot to do with your snoring. If you’re overweight, it can cause you to snore excessively. Even worse, it can lead to OSA.

Patients who suffer from OSA and excessive snoring many times are overweight and have other contributing factors like uncontrolled blood sugar (diabetes), and poor sleep

Snoring: When Should You Worry About It?

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Snorers are often the butt of jokes. We make fun of them but in reality, they’re not funny at all. As a matter of fact, they probably need more of our help than our usual sarcasm about their snoring. For all we know, the snoring could be a sign of something more serious.

No matter how you define it, snoring is a common habit for both men and women. It’s typically most common for men, but for any person, your chances of snoring start to increase as you get older. Although this problem is usually just mildly annoying (or funny), there are times when snoring can be related to a serious condition called sleep apnea.

(Via: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/here-when-you-should-worry-about-your-snoring/QOtVsZCyycYpD8qa07MPSP/)

While snorers may look and sound funny while sleeping, they’re actually struggling to catch some air.

WebMD says that people snore when there’s a physical obstruction interrupting the flow of air through the mouth and nose.

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The causes of physical obstruction are the following:

1. Blocked nasal passages – Mucous or physical growths or changes in your nasal cavity can change the flow of air through your system.
2. Bulky throat tissue – If you’re slightly overweight or if you have large tonsils, you’re more likely to snore.
3. Poor muscle tone – If the muscles in your throat or tongue are too relaxed, they can collapse and get in the way as air is passing through. As you get older, these muscles start to relax more.
4. Long soft plate and/or uvula – This tissue can narrow the opening from your nose to your throat. It dangles in the back of your mouth and, when they bump against each other, it can block your airway, which causes snoring.

(Via: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/here-when-you-should-worry-about-your-snoring/QOtVsZCyycYpD8qa07MPSP/)

While it’s natural for everyone to snore, we really shouldn’t make fun of a snore that is unusually loud. An unusually loud snore is something we should really worry about.

If your snoring is louder than normal, you wake up feeling tired and your breathing stops and starts throughout the night, it’s possible you might have a form of sleep apnea.

There are three kinds of sleep apnea. Aurora Health Care defines obstructive sleep apnea as “a condition where people experience brief pauses of breathing during sleep, causing a drop in oxygen levels.” There is also central sleep apnea, which happens when your brain doesn’t send the right signals to the muscles that control your breathing, and complex sleep apnea syndrome, which is a combination of the two.

(Via: https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/here-when-you-should-worry-about-your-snoring/QOtVsZCyycYpD8qa07MPSP/)

Considering the three kinds of sleep apnea, there’s no doubt that it’s …

Can This Smart Strap Actually Stop Snoring?

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Snoring is such a big deal nowadays. Well, it should be. Considering the high percentage of habitual snorers these days, it’s high time we take snoring seriously.

According to research, 40-percent of adult men and 24-percent of adult women snore habitually. It’s cited as a key issue in preventing people from getting a solid night’s rest, either because they themselves are snoring, or the person next to them are.

(Via: https://www.slashgear.com/philips-sleepsmart-snoring-relief-band-health-implications-sleep-apnoea-26574840/)

Snoring not just affects the snorer. It also affects other people who are bothered by the loud noise. It’s hard to sleep with someone who snores. No one gets quality sleep with a snorer around. That pretty much contributes to the reason why snoring is such a big deal these days.

It all sounds faintly ridiculous, but snoring is a big deal – both in terms of annual relief spending, and for potential long term health implications. Snoring can be a strong risk factor for hypertension, for instance, while if left untreated it can eventually lead to Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, or OSA. That’s where the walls of the throat narrow during sleep, making it harder to breathe.

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OSA is a serious disease. It can lead to other health issues that could be deadly at some point.

Over time, OSA can lead to an increased risk of stroke or heart attack, to atrial fibrillation, and even make it more likely that you’ll develop type 2 diabetes.

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That explains why there is an urgent need to stop snoring.

Stopping snoring isn’t going to instantly prevent all that from happening, but it’s a good first step, and doctors typically look at snoring as an early symptom that there’s something going wrong when you’re in bed.

(Via: https://www.slashgear.com/philips-sleepsmart-snoring-relief-band-health-implications-sleep-apnoea-26574840/)

The question is, can a smart strap like the Phillips’ Smart Snoring Relief Band actually stop snoring? Before we answer that, let’s take a close look at it first.

The latest addition to the company’s sleep-focused range, the Philips SleepSmart Snoring Relief Band replaces giving your bedmate a swift kick when they’re making too much noise.

Unlike straps that claim to keep your nasal passages more open, or bizarre headgear, the snoring relief band takes a more straightforward approach. People typically snore when they’re lying on their front or back, but not when they’re on their side.

So, Philips’ band basically tracks when you’re lying on your back, and encourages you to shift to your side. To do that, it promises to gently vibrate. Not enough to actually wake you up, but just enough of a disturbance to get you to change position.