New anti-snoring device available on the market soon
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.
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.
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.
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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