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Somnibel Device Encourages Good Night's Sleep By Buzzing Snoring Partner

emily.mcwilliams 23 Oct 2019

Besides being a bit irritating, snoring can be an indicator of obstructive sleep apnea, which can be a dangerous medical condition.

Interestingly, one way to combat snoring and sleep apnea is positional therapy. This practice encourages people who snore to move onto their side with the help of a new genius invention.

Getting enough sleep is critical for our health.

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Numerous studies have shown that getting the proper amount of sleep is necessary on a physical and emotional level. We really can't underestimate the power of sleep!

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If your partner snores, you know how disruptive it can be to your sleep cycle.

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Even though you love your partner dearly, when you're sleep-deprived and they're snoring, kicking them out of the bed seems like a really tempting option.

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Thankfully, a new device will gently help control your partner's snores.

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The Somnibel is a small buzzer that someone suffering from sleep apnea or chronic snoring attaches to their forehead.

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When the wearer starts snoring, the Somnibel will vibrate.

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It will continue to vibrate until the wearer turns onto their side, as many people snore when they are sleeping on their backs. Where do I go to buy, like, 100 of these?

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For people with obstructive sleep apnea, they snore because the muscles in their neck relax and block their airway.

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This condition can be caused by genetic factors but is more common in men.

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The Somnibel encourages "positional therapy" for people with sleep apnea.

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With certain types of sleep apnea, the solution is as simple as getting the person to sleep on their side. Sibelmed says 75% of people who snore can correct the condition with positional therapy.

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People with sleep apnea often don't get enough sleep which can lead to other medical conditions.

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Depression and high blood pressure are just a few of the negative side-effects of not getting a proper amount of sleep.

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The Somnibel will be available soon, according to the company's website.

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For many, this device will save their sleep, their sanity, and heck, maybe even a few marriages.

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