Philips wants to put a stop your snoring and help you and your partner get more shut-eye with its SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band.
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The company already has a number of devices in its portfolio of sleep aids. This includes the SmartSleep headband which is designed to improve the quality of deep sleep, and Somneo – a the sleep and wake-up light. We can now add a third device to its range.
Announced at CES 2019, the Philips Snoring Relief Band is designed to help reduce snoring. Statistics show that 40% of adult men in the US and 24% of adult women are habitual snorers. This disrupts not just their sleep, but also the sleep of their partner.
It all sounds like a pretty simple solution. To use you’ll need to strap the band just below your chest when you climb into bed. The gizmo houses a small sensor that tracks your sleep to determine when you are on your back. It then gently vibrates encouraging you to move to your side. This helps because snoring gets worse when you’re sleeping on your back.
The vibration intensity and pattern automatically adjust to your snoring needs, and the whole thing is very discreet so won’t wake up you or your partner. With regular use, Philips says, your habits will gradually change making you less likely to sleep on your back.
The company is also debuting a couple of software based solutions. The first is an advanced coaching system in the form of the SmartSleep Analyzer to help users learn more about their sleep challenges. The second is the SmartSleep Better Sleep Program, which re-trains people to be able to fall asleep and stay asleep using a mobile app.
Philips has not reveled a release date or price for its SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band. We’ll make sure to update this article when there’s more info.
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