1984 - Volume #8, Issue #1, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Mouthrap Puts A Muzzle On Snoring
"When inserted between your lips and teeth at bedtime, it lets you breathe normally through airholes even though your mouth is closed, letting you sleep uninterrupted without snoring. After a few weeks of use, many snorers are able to sleep soundlessly without the device as the throat muscles become conditioned," says Schmidt, who is a mechanical engineer.
"Snoring is caused by vibrating palate muscles that tend to loosen up as people age. With the "Silentsleep" device inserted, the palate can't vibrate, and the noise stops.
The device rests freely in the mouth and an elastic band is available to hold it on, if necessary. "It feels unusual at first but, after a few days, you get used to it like a new pair of glasses or a set of dentures," says Schmidt.
Silentsleep sells for $13.75, and comes with a money back guarantee.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Slumber Research, Inc., Rt. 1, Box 167, Sears, Mich. 49679 (ph 517 382-7101).
Another Snoring Hint
Since most snorers only snore when they sleep on their back, the snoring problem can usually be eliminated if the offending noisemaker can be rolled onto his side or stomach. One cagey hint, recently suggested to FARM SHOW, might just do the trick: Sew a large marble into the back of the snorer's pajamas, located right at the center of the back. Every time the snorer rolls onto his back, the marble will make him just uncomfortable enough so that he finds an alternative, less noisy sleeping position.
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