Does your partner think that you’re exaggerating about their snoring? Are you tired of trying to convince them that they snore in the first place?
Well, now you don’t have to. SleepDoctor has collaborated with world-leading AI experts from the University of Sheffield to develop SoundSleep, an app that can help you both get a better night’s sleep.
What is SoundSleep?
SoundSleep is a free medical device app, available to download from the Apple app store. SoundSleep records and tracks your partner’s snoring, allowing them to listen to back to their snores in the morning. The app also generates personalised snoring reports that helps them see how often and loudly they snored throughout the night.
How will this help my partner stop snoring?
SoundSleep is designed to be used alongside snoring relief products or treatments. Your partner can track how well their snoring relief is working by logging it in the app, and monitoring the difference it makes. Their snoring reports will show how often they snored in the morning.
The app also allows them to log factors that might have impacted on their snoring – like eating a heavy meal late at night, or having a few drinks. This gives a much fuller picture of your partner’s snoring, and can help them identify a reason as to why they snore more or less at certain times.
After your partner has used SoundSleep for several nights in a row, the app will start to offer advice on how to reduce snoring (so you can both get a better night’s sleep).
Why is it important to track my partner’s snoring?
Snoring doesn’t only affect your partner’s health – it can also affect your health if you share a bed. Studies show that many partners of snorers suffer with mental and physical conditions often caused by lack of sleep. These include depression, anxiety, insomnia, headaches, gastro-intestinal complaints, pain and fatigue.
Snoring is also one of the first symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) – a serious condition that can affect your partner’s quality of sleep and overall health. It causes the airway to temporarily close, stopping a person from being able to breathe. Throughout the night, the sufferer’s body will constantly ‘wake itself up’ to a lighter stage of sleep in order to help them breathe; this is why many people with OSA feel so tired the following day.
If you suspect your partner might be suffering from OSA, SoundSleep will link them to useful tools that will help assess OSA risk. These include:
- STOP-Bang score. A questionnaire that analyses how loudly you snore and how tired you feel. It also looks at your night-time breathing patterns, and takes high blood pressure into account.
- Epworth Sleepiness Scale. A screening questionnaire for excessive sleepiness. This indicates the probability of a sleep disorder.
Snoring can be a tricky subject to navigate in relationships, but don’t let that put you off tackling it. SoundSleep can help you both get the sleep you deserve. For more information about SoundSleep, visit the website by clicking here. You can download the app from the Apple app store by clicking here.