The Blatant Signs Of Deadly Snoring

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A lot of people snore. As a matter of fact, a big percentage of the American population snores.

An estimated 40% of adults in the U.S. snore. And, men, you tend to out-snore women. (Yes, this may explain why you get kicked or shoved at night!)

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Contrary to what other people think that snoring is a sign of deep sleep, it’s not.

And despite the myth that snoring is a sign of deep sleep, there’s really no upside to it.

“Snoring really does not demonstrate anything good, ” says Erich Voigt, an ear, nose, and throat doctor and sleep specialist at New York University Langone Health. “You can have beautifully deep sleep in a silent sleep.”

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Snoring can be a sign of a more serious health condition but that doesn’t mean everybody who snores is in trouble. There are some cases where snoring is harmless. Nonetheless, there are some cases where snoring is an indication of something more serious.

Snoring is never great news, but often it’s harmless (other than the pain your sleeping partner may feel). In some cases, though, it’s a sign of something serious.

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Snoring happens when the airways in the nose and in the mouth become narrow. With the airways obstructed, the tissues in the said areas end up vibrating.  That vibration contributes to the sound of a snore.

When we sleep, if the air that moves through our nose and mouth has a clear passage, we can sleep silently. But when the airways are narrowed, we snore.

“Snoring is basically a vibration of the tissues inside of the airway,” Voigt explains — that is, the roof of the mouth and the vertical folds of tissue that surround the tonsils.

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Alcohol intake is one of the many reasons why people snore. If alcohol intake is limited, it can lessen the snoring. That just shows that snoring can be controlled and treated.

A lot of factors can contribute to snoring, says Voigt. We can control some of the underlying triggers. For instance, drinking alcohol is linked to snoring. Alcohol tends to make the tissues within our mouths swell a bit, and alcohol can also change the quality of sleep.

“Your brain is sedated from alcohol, so the combination can make you snore worse,” Voigt says.

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Weight gain could also contribute to snoring. That means shedding off some pounds could help lessen the snoring.

Being overweight can also increase the likelihood of snoring. So, when people lose weight, this can reduce the amount they snore.

(Via: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/04/22/714249236/beyond-annoying-how-to-identify-the-sounds-of-a-troublesome-snore)

Lessening …

Healing And Preventing The Damage Caused By The Injuries of Snoring

Originally at: https://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/sleeptight/healing-and-preventing-the-damage-caused-by-the-injuries-of-snoring

Snoring is dangerous. For example, heavy snoring can cause a quick stoppage of breathing that can easily endanger one’s life. Habitual snoring can lead to some serious health and relationship problems. There really is nothing good about the repercussions of snoring.

There is another repercussion of snoring that we hardly hear of. Apparently, snoring causes injuries that can damage the body.

The recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. This in turn, can cause swallowing dysfunction and render individuals more vulnerable for developing the severe condition obstructive sleep apnea.

(Via: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/uu-sci043019.php)

Who would have thought that the vibrations caused by snoring can actually be damaging enough to cause some swallowing dysfunction? According to research, it can be.

These findings are reported by researchers at Umeå University, Sweden. Their on-going research focuses on the processes behind vibratory damage and healing of the upper airway tract. The data generated will help identify people at high risk of developing sleep apnea and to find novel treatment strategies.

(Via: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/uu-sci043019.php)

Clearly, the health risks of snoring are mounting. Hopefully, this particular research could help heal the damage brought about by snoring.

“Besides the disturbing effects, constant snoring can be a significant health risk. Nonetheless, there are indications that our research will guide towards early preventive measures and in the long term also enhance healing of damaged tissue caused by snoring,” says Associate Professor Per Stål, research leader at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology at Umeå University.

(Via: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/uu-sci043019.php)

The findings of the research are not just interesting but alarming as well. According to the findings, patients who snore and suffer from sleep apnea show neuromuscular injuries in their upper respiratory tract. Both snoring and sleep apnea can also damage the nerves and muscles in the soft palate.

Researchers in Umeå have shown that snorers and sleep apnea patients have neuromuscular injuries in the upper respiratory tract. The injuries can be seen at both the structural and molecular level. Researchers could also observe a correlation between snoring and swallowing dysfunction as well as a relation between nerve damage and obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is characterized by repeated collapse of the upper respiratory tract leading to respiratory arrest during sleep, which increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The studies show that people who constantly snore heavily and have sleep apnea displayed a loss of nerves and muscle mass in the soft palate. Furthermore, the attempts by the body to heal damaged tissue were disturbed resulting in an abnormal muscle structure. Another interesting finding was that muscle fibres

Study Finds That Women Underestimate Their Snoring

Originally at: https://snoringmouthpiecereview.org/good-morning-snore-solution/study-finds-women-underestimate-snoring

Men snore. They don’t deny that at all. They snore loud and mean that it’s hard to get any sleep beside them. The question is, are men the only snorers? Of course not! Women are snorers too. The funny thing is that they can’t seem to admit it.

In what may be the funniest news this week, a new study is finding that women tend to underreport their own snoring. The study looked at 1,913 patients, the average age of 49 years, who were referred to a sleep disorders center at a university hospital.

(Via: https://interestingengineering.com/women-lie-about-their-snoring-new-study-finds)

There really is nothing glamorous about snoring. Just imagine a weird, almost too annoying, sound coming out from a woman’s mouth. It seems unfitting for a woman to snore; almost too unfeminine.  That probably explains why it’s hard for any woman to admit that she snores.

What they found was that not only did women tend to underreport snoring, they also underestimated its loudness. The study found that 88% of the women snored, but only 72% reported that they snore.

In addition, about 49% of the women had severe or very severe snoring but only 40% of the women rated their snoring at this level. In the meantime, 92.6% of men were found to snore while a nearly identical amount (93.1%) reported snoring.

(Via: https://interestingengineering.com/women-lie-about-their-snoring-new-study-finds)

Another interesting finding is that women actually snore just as loud as men. This might be hard to accept by some women out there but unfortunately, there is some truth in it.

In terms of snoring loudness, the study found that both men and women were approximately at the same level. Women exhibited a mean maximal snoring intensity of 50 decibels and men one of 51.7 decibels.

(Via: https://interestingengineering.com/women-lie-about-their-snoring-new-study-finds)

The study required the participants to report and rate their snoring.  Their snoring was also monitored the whole night. The study seems to show a gap between what the women reported and what was actually monitored the whole night.

For the study, participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire that rated the severity of their snoring while a calibrated digital sound survey meter measured their snoring through an entire night. Snoring intensity was classified from mild (40 – 45 decibels) to very severe (60 decibels or more).

(Via: https://interestingengineering.com/women-lie-about-their-snoring-new-study-finds)

Nonetheless, the findings are relevant especially since snoring can often lead to a health condition called obstructive sleep apnea.

The results of the study are important as snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. However, according to the authors, since there is a social stigma associated with snoring among

6 Annoying Reasons Why Couples Are Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms

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Have you heard of sleep divorce? Apparently, it’s the reason why more and more relationships are becoming stronger down under in Australia.

Thousands of Australian couples are sleeping in separate beds, with experts claiming that “sleep divorce” is making relationships and sex lives stronger.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

According to research, sleeping in separate bedrooms is benefiting a lot of marriages.

Author and self-confessed “dedicated separate sleeper”, Jennifer Adams, says research showed more than 200,000 Australian couples were no sleeping in separate beds.

Adams, who wrote Sleeping Apart Not Falling Apart, said she and her husband had been happily married for 14 years despite sleeping in different bedrooms.

“Show me the stats of the divorced couples who shared a bed every night,” the 53-year-old told the Daily Mail.

“Sleeping in separate rooms does not mean the end of a relationship, it’s just a way of maintaining a relationship.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

It seems kind of odd for a couple to sleep in separate bedrooms but that’s just because it’s the norm. However, the norm isn’t exactly the best thing to do especially when it comes to salvaging a relationship. Think about it.

Jennifer shares how sleep divorce can become more socially acceptable.

“Talking about it openly becomes more socially acceptable. You would be surprised at how many happy married couples out there already doing this.”

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

Sleep divorce might just be the best solution for couples who find it hard to get a good night’s rest beside each other. It’s a more peaceful alternative to fighting the next day because of lack of sleep.

There are six annoying reasons why couples are sleeping in separate bedrooms.

Fly-in-fly-out schedules, shift work, body heat, snoring, farting and blanket theft are all blamed for disrupting sleep, forcing more and more couples to spend bedtime apart.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

It’s funny that body heat, snoring, farting, and blanket theft are some of the annoying reasons why couples are sleeping in separate rooms. They may sound pretty petty but not when it comes to sleeping. Nothing is petty when it comes to getting a good night’s rest.

Snoring is definitely not a petty thing especially if it’s getting in the way of sleep.

“If you’re being disturbed by your partner’s snoring, and you’re not getting enough sleep, then you need to do something to restore yourself,” she said.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

That is the reason why sleep divorce has become a practical arrangement for couples.

Adams said the arrangement was very practical for busy Australian couples.

(Via: https://www.perthnow.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/fifo-shift-work-snoring-and-farting-forcing-couples-into-sleep-divorce-and-slumber-in-separate-bedrooms-ng-b881165321z)

For some couples out there, talking about sleep divorce might just ignite …

The 2019 MAD Mouthpiece Award Goes To ZQuiet

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The winner is …ZQuiet. Yes! ZQuiet wins the award for being the best MAD mouthpiece for 2019. Awarded  by The Snoring Mouthpiece Review, ZQuiet tops a long list of MAD mouthpieces in the market.

As part of its commitment to offering unbiased, rigorous reviews of snoring cessation products such as mouthpieces, pillows, chin straps and software applications, The Snoring Mouthpiece Review has awarded the ZQuiet® its 2019 MAD Mouthpiece of the Year, beating out other rivals in the category.

(Via: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/snoring-mouthpiece-review-awards-zquiet-163000326.html)

MAD stands for Mandibular Advancement Device and it is one of the two categories of snoring mouthpieces. The second category is composed of the TSD or Tongue Stabilizing Devices.

Snoring mouthpieces are typically categorized in one of two ways: 1. MAD or Mandibular Advancement Device, and 2. TSD or Tongue Stabilizing Devices. The MAD category remains the most popular in the realm of anti snoring mouthpieces, with TSD devices quickly gaining ground thanks to the key star in the category, the Good Morning Snore Solution.

The MAD category features literally 15-20 other major mouthpiece manufacturers doing battle for snoring mouthpiece supremacy, so separating individual products can be tough for the inexperienced user.

(Via: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/snoring-mouthpiece-review-awards-zquiet-163000326.html)

What makes ZQuiet the best MAD snoring mouthpiece? According to Steve Walker of The Snoring Mouthpiece Review, the design of ZQuiet is what makes it stand out in the market.

“We truly believe that the ZQuiet, at least when it comes to Mandibular Adjustment Devices, is easily the best and most usable mouthpiece of 2019,” said Steve Walker, spokesman for The Snoring Mouthpiece Review. “Its design remains a really unique selling point, as it allows freedom of movement where many other MAD designs do not.”

One of the key drawbacks for many MAD users is that this style of mouthpiece tends to lock the jaw in position – a problem that can create many issues. As an example, some MAD mouthpieces do not allow you to breathe through your mouth, which is a problem for many snorers. Additionally, by freezing the jaw in place, many people can become subject to problems with the jaw that can lead to serious difficulties such as TMJ disorders – the ZQuiet avoids this issue with the use of its revolutionary “Living Hinge Technology”.

(Via: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/snoring-mouthpiece-review-awards-zquiet-163000326.html)

ZQuiet boasts of the Living Hinge Technology which allows the mouth to move freely while you are sleeping. It does not restrict breathing and it is very comfortable to wear. Unlike the other MAD mouthpieces, there’s hardly any adjustment period for wearing a ZQuiet mouthpiece. Another good thing about the ZQuiet mouthpiece is that there’s no need to …

Jacksonville is America’s Top Snoring City According To Study

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Can you believe this? Jacksonville has more snorers than any other cities in the U.S. If you don’t believe it, take a look at this.

When it comes to snoring, no other U.S. city tops Jacksonville.

That’s according to a recent study by Withings, which makes products that measure health, such as activity-tracking watches, scales and health monitors.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

One thing is for sure. Jacksonville is one noisy city. You might be wondering how the study was able to come up with such conclusion. Here’s how it was done.

Using data from health tracking devices, Withings found the users tracked in Jacksonville snore over five times a night with snore durations reaching one hour, 12 minutes.

By comparison, the national average for snoring was 2.65 times a night.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

Here’s what they found.

Withings also found the Jacksonville people tracked in the study stayed up later than most of the nation, putting the city in the top five for night owls.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

While Jacksonville tops the snoring category, it’s not exactly the city where you will find the late sleepers. Although it’s in the top 5 late night cities, it’s number 5.

Top Late-Night Cities: Cities with the Latest Average Bedtimes
1.) Philadelphia – 12:40 a.m.
2.) New York City – 12:36 a.m.
3.) Los Angeles – 12:30 a.m.
4.) Miami – 12:28 a.m.
5.) Jacksonville – 12:24 a.m.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

The study also shows that the person’s BMI or the body mass index has a lot to do with snoring.

Withings’ data showed a significant correlation between a person’s body mass index (BMI) and snoring in both men and women. The higher the BMI, the more likely a person is to be a heavy snorer.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

According to the study, men are more likely to snore heavily than women.

Withings found men were two times more likely to be heavy snorers than women.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

Snoring should not be taken lightly. There’s a good reason why.  Read on and find out.

Snoring and nighttime breathing disturbances can impact the quality of sleep and can be a sign of sleep apnea, according to Withings.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

Other health issues could arise from snoring if it’s not treated immediately.

The health technology company said snoring has also been associated with other chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, obesity and depression.

(Via: https://news.wjct.org/post/study-finds-jacksonville-nation-s-1-city-snoring-and-top-5-city-night-owls)

All these findings were based on millions of Americans who use various products from Withings.

The study was based on anonymous data from a pool of 2.4 million American users, 1.4 million of

4 Surprising Reasons Why You Snore

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Do you ever wonder why you snore? Are you one of those folks who think sheer exhaustion is the reason for snoring? Well, if you are; think again. Sheer exhaustion is not the cause of your snoring.

There are 4 surprising reasons why you snore. One of these surprising reasons is your weight.

No one likes to talk about their waistline, but it is something to remember when trying to cut down on snoring. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “Being overweight leads to poor muscle tone and increases the tissue around the neck and throat.” With regular physical activity and a balanced diet, these muscles will become stronger and snoring may begin to decrease.

(Via: https://valleycentral.com/sponsored/spotlight/4-factors-that-contribute-to-snoring-and-simple-steps-for-a-good-nights-sleep)

Another probable cause of your snoring is your alcohol intake. Maybe it’s time to cut down on it.

Having a little too much to drink before bedtime can bring on snoring. Alcohol relaxes the throat muscles, therefore lowering defense against airway obstruction. If you are planning on drinking, consider having your glass of wine a few hours before bed or avoid consuming alcohol altogether.

(Via: https://valleycentral.com/sponsored/spotlight/4-factors-that-contribute-to-snoring-and-simple-steps-for-a-good-nights-sleep)

Your sleeping position could also be the reason why you snore. Apparently, sleeping on your back can make you snore more.

Everyone has their preferred way of drifting off to dreamland, but these sleep patterns can cause snoring too. The Mayo Clinic states that sleeping on your back narrows the airways, causing snoring. An easy fix is to change your sleep style. Sleeping on your side or on your stomach may reduce the likelihood of snoring.

(Via: https://valleycentral.com/sponsored/spotlight/4-factors-that-contribute-to-snoring-and-simple-steps-for-a-good-nights-sleep)

Another cause of your snoring is that you could be suffering from a sleep disorder called sleep apnea. Unfortunately, snoring is a sign of sleep apnea. This is something that you should look into especially if your snoring is really loud and you wake up grasping for air.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing or gasp for air in the middle if the night. Loud snoring, feeling tired after a full night’s sleep, and gasping for air are some of the main symptoms. Doctors can conduct sleep tests to determine how severe the apnea is. If left untreated, sleep apnea can take a toll on the heart, lungs, and leave patients feeling tired with no desire to exercise. Treatment usually consists of sleeping with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine or an oral appliance to keep your airway passages open.

(Via: https://valleycentral.com/sponsored/spotlight/4-factors-that-contribute-to-snoring-and-simple-steps-for-a-good-nights-sleep)

These are the four surprising reasons why you snore and if you notice, sheer exhaustion is not one them. Keep in mind that …

Snoring Remedies That Actually Work

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We all want a good night’s sleep. That’s why we all look forward to sleeping when we get home from work. It’s the ultimate break from all the chaos and stress of the day. We all need to get a good night’s sleep to be able to rejuvenate. Unfortunately, there’s a major road block to getting a good night’s sleep and that is snoring.

According to The National Sleep Foundation, frequent snoring affects more than 100 million people in the U.S. Even more people experience infrequent snoring and may suffer from poor quality sleep. It will affect both the snorers and their partners, and may cause disrupted sleep for your entire family. It explains the high interest in quick fixes by snorers.

(Via: https://theinscribermag.com/snoring-remedies-for-a-better-night/)

We snore because the airflow in our nose and mouth is restricted. It is blocked by the tissues surrounding both our nose and mouth.

Snoring is caused by restricted airflow in the mouth and nose. When it is blocked by your esophageal and nasal tissues, air will cause an increased likelihood of vibration, which will be translated into sound.

(Via: https://theinscribermag.com/snoring-remedies-for-a-better-night/)

There are several causes of snoring. Allergies, sleeping pills, and heavy intake of alcohol could all cause someone to snore. Sleep apnea can definitely cause someone to snore all the time.

Common causes of snoring include underlying medical conditions such as sleep apnea, and allergies, or the use of sleeping pills or alcohol before bed.

(Via: https://theinscribermag.com/snoring-remedies-for-a-better-night/)

Not all snores are the same. Interestingly, there are different kinds of snorers.

Depending on the tissue involved, there are several types of snorers. Nasal snorers will experience snoring because of blocked passages or a deviated septum. Tongue-based snorers will often snore when the tongue is in a hyper-relaxed state. Mouth snorers sleep through their mouth while sleeping, which may cause the soft palate tissues to vibrate against each other.

(Via: https://theinscribermag.com/snoring-remedies-for-a-better-night/)

Whether the snore is coming from the nose, tongue, or the mouth, one thing is the same. The snore is irritating and it can hinder a peaceful sleep. Luckily, there are snoring remedies. As a matter of fact, there are a lot.

Considering the long list of snoring remedies, it’s unfortunate that only a few of them really work. Not all the snoring remedies are effective. It really depends of the gravity of the snore. Here are some of the chosen snoring remedies that actually work.

Sleeping on the side is actually one snoring remedy that works.

People who sleep on their back are more likely to snore because the position will cause the tongue to restrict airflow

A Tale To Tell: A Funny Story On Snoring

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Here’s a funny story. It’s about a husband who learned to stop his snoring on his own. Well, actually he got some help from his wife. But of course, he won’t admit that.

He starts his story animatedly, describing how his wife recorded his snoring.

My wife complained that I snore.

Ever forgiving in other aspects of our co-habitation, she decided to record me in the act.

She played it back while I was sleeping. She played it back in all its orchestral glory, thinking this might cure me.

But she says I broke into a two-part harmony.

She tried giving me left hooks and I woke up with bruises up my arm.

She said, “I thought you were dead. You stopped breathing.”

I heard, “You stopped breeding.”

“I was doing it in my sleep!” I exclaimed.

(Via: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/first-person/article-how-i-learned-to-stop-snoring-reluctantly/)

Aside from his snoring issues, the husband obviously has some hearing issues as well. Poor wife has to put up with both. Then again, you got to hand it to the husband, he eventually admitted that he had a snoring problem.

It takes a certain amount of self-criticism to reach the conclusion that your wife might be right about: a) your snoring, and b) about the need to do something about your snoring. So, as the final submission of the snorer to the snoree, I agreed to go to a sleep clinic to be tested.

(Via: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/first-person/article-how-i-learned-to-stop-snoring-reluctantly/)

So, he went to a sleep clinic. He checked himself in right in the middle of winter. You’d think the sleep clinic would be a posh, comfortable place. Based on his description, it was a far cry from it.

The bedroom I was assigned to was like a room in the Bates Motel. The art on the wall was enough to give me nightmares – blackbirds with yellow eyes, although the caption read, “Moonlight over the Prairies.”

The technician went to work on me. He placed suction caps with wires on my head and face. The wires were inserted into a box at my bedside that would transmit my brainwaves and my movements to the technician’s screen.

I felt like Frankenstein’s monster.

There were cameras on the walls. Shades of The Twilight Zone.

He told me to go to sleep now. He would be in the next room and if I needed anything, I just had to call out.

(Via: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/first-person/article-how-i-learned-to-stop-snoring-reluctantly/)

So, he called out when he needed to pee and that pissed off the technician.

The technician came in rubbing his eyes. He unplugged me from the machine. I had to go to the washroom with

An App To Track Snoring

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This app is interesting. It’s called the Sleep Cycle and it’s exactly what it is, a sleep tracking app.

Sleep-tracking app Sleep Cycle is bringing a new feature to its Android app to help snoring users track the sleep effects of their rather loud ailment.

(Via: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/sleep-cycle-adds-snore-detection-to-its-sleep-tracking-android-app/)

For obvious reasons, it’s hard to track your sleep yourself. You can’t really rely on your partner to do it. The most that you can get from your partner is a litany of complaints, most especially if you’ve been a snorer for the longest time. Most likely, your partner is already fed up with you. So, don’t expect to get a decent feedback from a partner who has been putting up with you snore for the longest time.

That’s why the Sleep Cycle app is perfect for you.

Sleep Cycle is a great little app that helps you learn about your quality of sleep and helps wake you up at a time where you’re more likely to wake up feeling refreshed than groggy. There are a lot of smart home sleep trackers that do something similar with a linked pillow sensor, but Sleep Cycle just opts to use your phone’s sensors to gather data, which proves similarly robust.

(Via: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/sleep-cycle-adds-snore-detection-to-its-sleep-tracking-android-app/)

If you’re wondering how it works, read on.

Basically it seems the app pairs the sound measurements with the accelerometer data from the phone placed on your bed and determines how closely tied your snoring is to restless movement, rolling that to help determine its “sleep score” metric.

If you don’t actually know if you’re snoring, the app will clue you into that as well with the feature enabled. You’ll be able to see how many minutes you snored, and listen to it as well.

The new feature is available now for the app’s Android version.

(Via: https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/24/sleep-cycle-adds-snore-detection-to-its-sleep-tracking-android-app/)

You can now download Sleep Cycle on Android.

With the Sleep Cycle, you will have a good idea as to how much you snore. You’ll know how long your usual snore is and the best thing is that you can actually listen to it.

This is a very scientific way of dealing with your snore. You get facts, not complaints,  about your snoring. The data from the Sleep Cycle can also be a big help to a medical expert who intends to help you.

Another good thing about the Sleep Cycle app is that you don’t need any other accessory to make it work. Unlike the other apps where you’re required to have a pillow or a pin to make it work, the Sleep Cycle app works by itself. …