Many people snore sometimes, but if snoring happens frequently it can have a negative affect on you, as well as your family members and roommates.
Snoring is the vibration of respiratory structures and the resulting sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing while sleeping. Approximately 90 million American’s of both genders snore occasionally — 37 million on a regular basis. This can lead to poor sleep and daytime fatigue, as well as relationship problems if it keeps your roommates awake.
This is where the aptly named Anti Snore Wearable comes in.
Research has shown that 70% of snorers only snore when they are sleeping on their back. A Dutch company decided to tap into these findings, and develop a wearable that makes the snorer turn to their side as soon as snoring starts. In a sense, their device mimics the poke you typically get from your bed partner to get you to turn over. This opens up your airways and stops the snoring.
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The Anti-Snore Wearable is controlled by the smartphone app which sends a signal to the wearable as soon as its algorithm detects snoring sounds. The wearable gently vibrates, making the snorer adjust his or her sleeping position.
The app also creates a personal record of your snoring pattern and helps you to identify factors that can influence the snoring such as alcohol, smoking and medication. A history of all the recordings is kept on your device.
The Anti-Snore Wearable is already in prototype stage and the company has now turned to Kickstarter to raise the €100,000 needed to finish development.
Price: €69 and up
€14,703 pledged of €100,000 goal
funding closes December 14th
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