LONDON, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
National Stop Snoring Week (April 24 - 29), an annual event aimed at raising awareness of the disruptive impact of snoring on people's health, family and love life, is fast approaching.
While the awareness week highlights the problems caused by snoring, which impacts millions of people across the world, it also makes the point that snoring is treatable.
Snoring is a major cause of sleep disruption in the UK, with research from YouGov revealing that 67% of Brits or their partner has been known to snore.
However, help is at hand in the form of Mute, a nasal device that is easily adjustable to fit most nose types, to help consumers breathe more and snore less.
Mute is discrete and sits comfortably inside the nose, gently expanding the nasal passages to help snorers or those with blocked noses to breathe more easily.
Mute encourages nasal breathing and reduces the need to open the mouth during sleep - factors that are critical to reducing snoring and improving sleep for the snorer and their partners.
Michael Johnson, CEO of health technology company Rhinomed, and co-inventor of Mute for snoring, said:
"The consequences of snoring to the partner cannot be understated. The British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association says that bed partners of snorers lose a lot of sleep and visit their GP more often than the partners of non-snorers.
"Products such as Mute, which represent the very latest in breathing technology, are designed to reduce the incidence of snoring by allowing the snorer to breathe more easily, through the nose.
"As we approach National Stop Snoring Week it's important we don't forget the role snoring has in impacting both the quality and amount of sleep."
Nancy H. Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador, is a recognised leader, lecturer, and consultant on sleep. She said:
"Sleep is not a luxury but an essential requirement for life. As you sleep, your body and brain are busy at work restoring and rejuvenating so that your waking hours are more productive and healthy.
"In our 24/7 culture, we have lost respect for sleep. Our biology has not changed, but our behaviour has and it's playing havoc with our sleep, compromising our health and ability to function well.
"You must sleep well to live well. Don't underestimate what you lose when you don't get the quality and quantity of sleep you need. Your brain and body miss out on essential functions."
Jenny Chapman is Britain's loudest snorer and a user of Mute. She was recorded snoring at over 111
decibels, eight decibels louder than a low flying jet. She said:
"I've snored since I was five years and over the years I've tried pretty much everything in order to reduce my snoring and give my husband Colin a good night's rest. The sound often wakes me up and most nights my husband Colin has to retreat to the spare room.
"However, since discovering Mute my husband has said my snoring is much quieter, which means he is able to sleep better at night."
Mute is now available through Boots and Boots.com as well as online at www.mutesnoring.com
All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2009 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 27th - 28th July 2016. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).
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Note to Editors
Mute™ is a unique nasal respiratory technology that has been found to reduce the volume and frequency of snoring in 75% of users*. Mute is easy to use, drug free and fits discreetly inside the nose. Made from ultra-soft polymers, Mute gently expands the nasal airway to increase the volume of air in each breath. By doing so, Mute encourages nasal breathing and reduces the need to open the mouth during sleep, factors critical to a reduction in snoring and better sleep. For more information or to purchase online, visit www.mutesnoring.com
*Mute in-home user trial, 2014. n=118 couples.
Mute has access to a number of case studies from snorers and their partners available for media use. Britain's and arguably the world's loudest snorer, Jenny Chapman and husband, Colin are also available for a case study.