Snorelab Tracks Your Snoring, Helps You Find Out Which Sleep Tips Work
In a study published in the International Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, researchers studied 60 patients who were simple snorers and 60 patients who suffered from obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), a condition that can cause people to temporarily stop breathing during sleep. Over a period of three months, half of the group participated in a series of singing exercises, while the other half of the group did nothing. At the end of the study, the singing group experienced a significant reduction in snoring and an improvement in sleep quality compared to those in the control group, who experienced no change. According to researchers, the singing exercises may help strengthen the weak muscles in the soft palate and upper throat area responsible for causing both snoring and OSA, Medical Xpress reported.
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The app also records snore samples that you can play back, so if you go to a sleep specialist, you can play examples of your snoring for them so they can listen before bringing you in for a full sleep study. The app also helps you gauge how effective different snoring remedies you try really are. If you go to sleep for a few nights wearing those nose strips, the app will show you whether they’ve actually improved your snoring (related: There’s a great study worth reading in the journal Rhinology that says those strips actually work pretty well). As you try different methods, Snorelab will help you figure out what’s working and what isn’t.
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Snoring blamed for most Saudi divorces
The main factor is snoring by husbandsalmost 80 per cent of the divorces in the Kingdom are requested by the wives because of snoring by their husbands, Alyoum Arabic language daily said, quoting an unnamed Saudi Islamic scholar. The other main factors are the external appearance of husbands at home, lack of romance and the influence of foreign media and movies on womens attitudes. Figures by the Ministry of Justice showed there were around 34,490 divorce cases in Saudi Arabia in 2012, nearly a quarter of the total marriages. In some years, the worlds dominant oil supplier had an average one divorce every half an hour, one of the highest divorce rates in the world. Official data showed that in 2010, the Kingdom recorded 18,765 divorces, a rate of more than 35 per cent of the marriages. This is far above the international rate of between 18 and 22 per centin some years, it exceeded 40 per cent in the Kingdom, said Sheikh Saeed Al Yousuf, head of courts in the northeastern Saudi town of Tabuk.
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