Sleep is one of the most important parts of a healthy life. When your sleep is interrupted on a regular basis, it can cause a wide range of problems in your daily life, from low performance at work to lack of energy, and even health problems. There are several things that can interrupt your sleep and two of the most common issues people suffer from that prevent a restful night’s sleep are teeth grinding and snoring. Not only do these problems cause sleep disturbances for the one who is dealing with them, but they can keep your partner up at night too.
There have been a lot of different products introduced onto the market that claim they can help reduce or stop both of these issues, but many people struggle to get results from these products. They can be expensive, ineffective, and some are even cumbersome and are just as hard to sleep with as the problem itself. Now, there is a new method of stopping nighttime teeth grinding and snoring. The company, sleep.ai, developed a new, innovative, non-invasive method to help you sleep better without grinding or snoring.
Who is Sleep.ai?
CEO Michiel Allessie was at the Start Up Health Festival during the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference to pitch his new anti-snore App and wearable band in hopes of launching his innovative medical tool to help people get better sleep. Sleep.ai also launched a campaign on Indiegogo to find their backers for the product, companies and investors who wanted to help bring this product to the market. Sleep.ai is an innovative start-up that has travelled to many countries and states across the US, presenting their product to dental organizations, digital medical health start-ups, as well as they have participated in a variety of conferences and exhibits all through 2016 in anticipation of getting the medical and dental fields to see the benefits of their product and endorse them.
There have already been many reservations made for the product and it has impressed several medical innovator organizations, such as the WT World Cup awards, which Sleep.ai has been nominated for the award in the Sleep Wear category and will be at the award ceremony in February. The announcement of the Anti-Snore App and wearable has been getting noticed by many media channels as well; Yahoo!, Better App World, Gadgets and Wearables, Die-Smartwatch and many more.
Who needs Anti-Snore?
Anti-Snore Wearable was designed to help control two types of sleep issues; those who snore and those who grind their teeth while sleeping. The App and wearable band work the same for both conditions.
Snorers – Millions of people snore at night, whether it’s related to overtiredness, congestion, weight-related issues or any other reason, and approximately 70% of all people who snore, only snore while sleeping on their back. When you roll on your side, your airway opens and you can breathe normally and quietly. Snoring can be disruptive to you and your partner’s sleep. Sometimes snoring can jolt you awake and it for sure can keep your partner up. You may get lots of gentle nudges through the night, telling you to rollover on your side. This is annoying for both of you and you both want help.
Teeth grinders – Like the snorers, there are millions of people who grind or gnash their teeth at night. This is called Bruxism and it can have a lot of ramifications if it isn’t corrected and stopped. Grinding your teeth is hard on them. It begins to wear them down and cause fractures of your teeth. Long term grinding can cause TMJ, which is the popping and clicking of your jaw due to misalignment from the constant grinding. TMJ can cause a painful jaw, headaches, problems chewing, and difficulty with your jaw locking up when your try to open your mouth. If you gnash your teeth hard enough, this might also interrupt your partner’s sleep and cause you to get the occasional jab to let you know you’re grinding.
How does Anti-Snore Wearable work?
The product is simple. Download the free, Do I Snore, App on your smartphone, then each night, set your phone close to you before bed, strap the wearable band around your arm before you go to sleep and let the device monitor your sleeping. The application on your smartphone is designed to detect sounds of snoring or tooth grinding and if it does, it signals the band on your arm to gently vibrate enough to alert you to roll over, which will interrupt the snoring or grinding and get you to stop. The vibration acts similar to a little nudge you’d get from your partner to let you know to roll over.
Using the Anti-Snore Wearable is not only meant to help you stop your snoring or grinding night-to-night, but Sleep.ai says that it will help you stop altogether if you use it regularly. It will help you learn to sleep on your side or in another position, other than your back. As opposed to other products that require wearing a bulky mouth piece at night for teeth grinding or an uncomfortable and cumbersome device for snoring, this is non-obtrusive to your body or your sleep and you won’t even know you’re wearing it.
Anti-Snore Wearable is said to be similar to that of another anti-snoring device that is a pillow, called ZEEQ Connected Pillow that is also supposed to detect snoring sounds by using an algorithm to determine whether a noise is a snore or something else. It’s similar to a car alarm. It tracks your sleep and snore pattern and lets you optimize your sleep time. If you don’t mind keeping your smartphone in your room, and close by to you at night and wearing a lightweight band on your arm while you sleep, you may truly benefit from Anti-Snore Wearable. You may find that receiving a gentle vibration on your arm is less disruptive to your sleep than being nudged in the arm or the side by your partner. You may also find that it is a lot less disruptive to your life than losing sleep over snoring or grinding your teeth through the night.