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New anti-snoring device available on the market soon

/ 03:15 PM November 04, 2016
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Screengrab from IndieGoGo.com/Airing

Nothing beats a full good night’s rest. Sleeping beside a snoring loved one, however, could instantly disrupt one’s venture into dreamland.

A recent study revealed that a quarter of all adults snore regularly when they sleep. Most of the time, it’s considered as a minor, harmless noise. But some snores can develop into sleep disorders like sleep apnea—where airflow is obstructed and breathing repeatedly stops and starts at an alarming rate.

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A fresh invention called “Airing” looks to eliminate these concerns once and for all, as the silicon-based device aims to cure sleep apnea and snoring in general in a much more pleasant way.

Currently, sleep apnea sufferers use uncomfortable and bulky masks before bedtime to keep their breathing tubes from collapsing.

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The miniature device, which goes through a person’s nose buds, forms a seal inside the nose to both maintain air pressure and ensure the device stays in place during sleep.

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Screegrab from IndieGoGo.com/Airing

With the use of electrostatic force, high-tech micro-blower plates make sure air seamlessly blows through the person’s nostrils.

The device will reportedly be free of cords and can be powered by air-zinc batteries. However, it won’t be rechargeable and can only be used for an eight-hour run.

“Airing” is not available for purchase of of writing, but it has received over $1-million start-up funding on Indie Go Go.

A prototype is expected to be released sometime next year and  to retail at around $270 (P13,071).  Khristian Ibarrola

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