Black Technology: New Sleep Headphones Help To Ease Snoring
Wearing a special headset when sleeping helps to relieve snoring.
The new headset Whisper Som Curv, looks similar to a headset with only one headset. The display screen of the Walkman will show the respiration rate of the wearer's sleep and snoring. If the frequency of breathing is similar to that of snoring, the device will play a series of sounds through the headphones to relieve the nervous system.
The device is designed for patients with apnea, and in the UK, one in every five adults suffers from the disease. The main symptoms of the disease when the narrowing of the respiratory tract during sleep, each will have up to 10 seconds of apnea. In severe cases, the patient will temporarily stop breathing, apnea symptoms will appear in a night hundreds of times. Apnea can lead to decreased oxygen levels in the blood, which will cause the brain to tighten the throat muscles, open the respiratory tract for breathing. Snoring is caused by the friction of the air through the narrowed airway.
Untreated sleepopathy can lead to a series of chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Treatment can begin with improved lifestyle, including weight loss (fat can oppress the respiratory tract). However, if none of the above methods work, the patient will need to bring a positive positive pressure ventilation mask (CPAP), which can provide positive air pressure to ensure the smooth flow of breathing. Although the device is very effective, but many people feel very troublesome to wear.
Whisper Som headphones can be worn while sleeping. It has a sensitive sensor that separates the breath from the rest of the bedroom, like the sound of an air conditioner or a television. These sensors have built-in programs that can detect respiratory changes during snoring; once the sensor detects the symptoms of apnea, they signal the headset. The headset will play hundreds of sounds in a variety of frequencies, the sound is not enough to wake up the sleepers, but can stimulate the autonomic nervous system responsible for mediating their own body functions, such as breathing, heart and digestive function.
According to the company's research in the Maryland-based company, the nervous system sends a signal to the throat muscles to mediate the muscles based on external sounds. And then the respiratory tract collapse recovery and return to normal breathing. The device will present a data to the user the next morning, showing the number of times that night of apnea symptoms occurred, and the data can be submitted to the doctor for reference. The device will be officially launched this summer.