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Lip plaster could help snorers

Jonathan Warren

12.07.2011

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109164881 People who struggle to get to sleep when in bed with their snoring partners might be in for a treat with a new snore-reducing gadget, the Daily Mail has revealed today. Experts have designed a new plaster device, which is stuck to the lip of the noisy snoozer and sends out a sudden burst of sound via a tiny earpiece whenever a snore is detected. The sound is thought to stop the sleeping individual from snoring without waking them up. The signal from the sensor, which has been developed with sufferers of sleep apnoea in mind, is designed to slightly “startle” the brain into tightening the muscles surrounding the windpipe and reducing snoring as a result. Jim Moore, from Dymedix, the company behind the invention, said: “Our research shows that the patients are not woken and they have no memory of hearing the sounds the following morning. They awake feeling completely refreshed.”

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Jonathan Warren

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