As anyone who's ever dealt with symptoms of snoring knows, the harsh sounds that result don't exactly equate to a great night's sleep. Whether you're a notorious snorer or your spouse saws logs like none other, finding an effective remedy for what ails you can be vital to your wellbeing. Depending on the cause, there are several lifestyle changes you can make to curb snoring, such as diet and exercise, and sleeping devices to try — we like this inflating pillow and tongue-securing mouthpiece. There's one product in particular that just might bring your search — and your snoring — to a screeching halt, however: Philips' SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band ($199.99, Philips).
Designed to tackle positional snoring, aka snoring that occurs when sleeping flat on your back, this innovative sleep band works to stop the symptom in its tracks before it even starts. Snoring most commonly occurs in this position due to the effects of gravity, as lying flat on your backs causes the tongue to fall back and soft tissues to collapse. This sensor-equipped smart band, which is worn around the torso, monitors your movements as you sleep. If it senses you're laying on your back, it will gently vibrate to encourage you to reposition onto your side, quieting your snores in the process.
Built with a self-learning algorithm, this device will also adjust its vibration levels every five days based on your sleeping response rate, changing up the intensity and pattern to make sure you don't grow accustomed to the vibrations and sleep through them.
It's made from a soft, stretchy, and machine washable fabric, making it comfortable to wear, quiet, and practically undetectable. As for how to use it, it's as simple as securing the band around your waist and turning it on.
If you want to know how you're doing, you can check the sensor's automatic display, which charts your vibration response rate, how many hours you slept, and how many of those hours were spent snoozing on your back. Best of all, it has a 30-minute timer that allows you to drift off to sleep in any position you choose before it gets to work.
It certainly seems to do the trick: After four weeks of use, 86 percent of people in a clinical trial who tested this relief band reported reduced snoring.
With the promise of a better night's sleep and a 30-night money-back guarantee, there's nothing standing between quieter nights for you and (your loved one) but a decision to pick one up.
Where to buy: $199.99, Best Buy
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