This is the general FAQ about the method which answers some question regarding how the technology functions. For specific questions about using the SNOR Device refer to our Technical FAQ, which can be found under the button below:
What does “weakened soft palate muscles” mean?
Weakened means that the muscles are too soft or too thin; thus, lacking a muscular strength making them likely to sag. Those muscles dribble under the stream of air from your breath and physically produce the vocal snoring sound.
Are there any prescription drugs that can make those muscles stronger without any training?
How will I know if the muscles of my soft palate are getting a good workout?
This is exactly what SNOR Device accomplishes. When you making a sucking effort, you activate and load your soft palate muscles and create vacuum inside the tube, which is connected to the device. The device has a built in pressure sensor, which takes a reading and sends it to your smartphone. This way you are able to see how hard your soft palate muscles are tensing. The more you tense your soft palate muscles, the more vacuum you create inside the tube. Respectively, the graph on the screen of your smartphone rises higher. In the medical field, we call this method “biofeedback”.
What am I going to feel when my soft palate muscles start getting stronger?
Most likely, you will not feel any different. You will start seeing the result after you finalize 10-15 complete sessions with the device. The “complete” session implies that you are performing the exercise at your full ability and tensing your soft palate muscles as hard as you can.
Is it possible that the snoring comes back?
After you have completed your soft palate muscles training and the snoring has disappeared, your muscles will eventually start losing its strength and tightness. Keep in mind that it is a slow process. It could take months or a year before your soft palate muscles would weaken enough to produce snoring. That being said, you can complete another course of training exercises with SNOR Device and your soft palate muscle will restore it’s “anti-snoring” qualities.
How do I know that SNOR device is effective?
During the development, we have always used subjective feedback from our testers who suffered snoring. Over 70% of them were certain that SNOR had helped them within 1 month.
SNOR Device is developed specifically for training the soft palate muscles, which produce the snoring sound. The Device offers a number of exercises, monitors the intensity of the training, and demonstrates how hard the muscles are performing in real time (biofeedback). With this combination of features, the SNOR technology makes the training procedure highly effective and it eliminates snoring after a short period.
Below you can find several published studies, which demonstrate the effectiveness of the soft palate muscle training on snoring:
Effects of oropharyngeal exercises on patients with moderate obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of oropharyngeal exercises in patients with moderate OSAS.
RESULT (snoring): ...snoring frequency (4 [4-4] vs. 3 [1.5-3.5]), snoring intensity (3 [3-4] vs. 1 [1-2])
Singing Exercises Improve Sleepiness and Frequency of Snoring among Snorers
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of regular singing exercises in reducing symptoms of snoring and sleep apnoea.
RESULT (snoring): Improving the tone and strength of pharyngeal muscles with a 3 months programme of daily singing exercises reduces the severity, frequency and loudness of snoring, and improves symptoms of mild to moderate sleep apnoea.
Tongue-muscle training by intraoral electrical neurostimulation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the efficacy of tongue-muscle training by electrical neurostimulation of the upper-airway muscles as an alternative therapy option for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.
RESULT (snoring): Although tongue-muscle training cannot generally be recommended for the treatment of sleep apnea, the method has proven to be effective in the treatment of snoring.