How Can SnoreLab Help My Snoring?

Solutions, Using SnoreLab

How Can SnoreLab Help My Snoring?

SnoreLab has helped many thousands of people address their snoring problems. But how?

The app isn’t designed to cure snoring, but instead gives you an understanding of your snoring problem to help you find a suitable solution to improve your sleep.

There are many effective ways to reduce snoring from specialist products to exercises, but different approaches work for different people. By measuring changes in your snoring intensity between nights with SnoreLab, you can try different methods and hopefully discover one which works for you.

Crucially, SnoreLab also allows you to hear what you sound like so you don’t just have to take your partner’s word for it! We find this can be a dramatic revelation which spurs you to take action.

Here, we’ll guide you through getting the most from SnoreLab so you too can take control of your snoring.

What is the Snore Score?

The Snore Score is SnoreLab’s unique measure of snoring intensity. More than simply reporting back a few volume readings, our Snore Score takes into account those different volumes and how long you spend at each level.

The Snore Score is different from snoring percentage which is a measure of the proportion of the night spent snoring. Therefore the Snore Score can exceed 100 – we have even heard cases of users scoring more than 300!

Should I be worried about my results?

If you’ve got a high score, this is no reason to panic.

Snoring is not necessarily harmful, at least physically speaking. If your snoring is putting a strain on your relationship with your bed partner, this is when it can become an issue; you don’t need a Snore Score to tell you this. But when does snoring become damaging to your physical health?

If snoring develops into obstructive sleep apnea, your physical health is at risk. This is because sleep apnea is a serious condition where your airway repeatedly closes whilst you sleep, depriving you of oxygen and putting stress and strain on your heart and other body systems.

Whilst louder snoring is a key sign of sleep apnea, a high Snore Score does not mean you have the condition.

If you are suffering from sleep apnea, you might already be aware of it based on your symptoms. Excessive daytime sleepiness, mood swings, never feeling fully rested after sleep, as well as headaches and sore throats are big red flags.

If you feel physically fine and your Snore Score is high, chances are, you have nothing to worry about.

What’s an average Snore Score?

The median Snore Score for our users is around 25. A score above 50 puts you in the “bad snoring” category, and if you’re above 100 you definitely need to find some solutions!

Everyone is unique, so whilst it’s not best practice to compare yourself to others, we believe a Snore Score of 10 or under is a good target as this is unlikely to disturb you or your partner.

So I’ve got a Snore Score – now what?

SnoreLab gets more effective over time when you have multiple sessions with many Snore Scores to compare to one another.

Your first night’s score is your benchmark. From here onwards, you can see how your score varies from night to night based on the changes you make.

SnoreLab works best when you keep track of anything that you think might impact upon your snoring …

1. Select applicable remedies and factors

If you’ve got some snoring remedies you want to test, or suspect certain factors could be triggering your snoring, make sure to select them at the start of your session.

When trying a new snoring solution, it’s important to see whether or not it works for you. Hopefully, you’ll start to see your Snore Scores declining. If you do, great; you’re well on your way to addressing your snoring problem. If not, this is still a result as it’s also important to know what doesn’t work.

There are things that you wouldn’t normally associate with snoring, like having a shower or bath before bed, or eating a heavy evening meal. When it comes to snoring, little things add up.

In time, you’ll hopefully see patterns start to emerge and you’ll have an idea of what can help.

2. Create your own tags and make notes

There are lots of different things that can help or hinder your snoring, some of them rather strange or unique to you. We don’t cover everything in our remedies and factors list, so why not add your own?

Anything that you think is relevant to your snoring and sleep quality is worth making a note of in SnoreLab, either by creating a custom remedy or factor or writing your own detailed notes.

Notes can be extremely helpful if you are trialling different foods in the evening, noticing certain symptoms, or making adjustments to things like head elevation, mandibular advancement or CPAP pressures.

It can also be useful to make retrospective notes on the night: if you woke up with a sore throat or headache, if you had to urinate multiple times during the night. Also remember to select a rest rating to see if your snoring correlates with how good you feel in the morning.

The more detailed you are, the better picture you can construct of your personal triggers and solutions.

Additional notes made on a session will appear in the Sleep Notes

3. Look at your trends

SnoreLab’s Trends page is where you can really see if the changes you make are helping your snoring or not. This is where all of your sessions, remedies and factors are summarised and collected into one view.

The top chart gives you the option to view your history of all measurements made in the SnoreLab, as well as the remedies you’ve used and the factors you’ve selected.

This screen contains a lot of information, so it’s best to explore it yourself. If you are experimenting with lots of different snoring aids, makes sure to select Remedies and compare the Difference. Red suggests the remedy isn’t working for you, green can mean you are on to a winner!

Here, in our Trends view, an anti-snoring mouthpiece is showing to reduce snoring the most with a wedge pillow coming second. These trends also suggest that nasal remedies probably aren’t working here.

Can SnoreLab tell me if I have apnea?

This is a question we get asked a lot. Some users have discovered sounds in their recordings that indicate apneic events, and have then found them useful in subsequent medical consultations. For many people, this has helped flag sleep apnea they weren’t aware that they had.


Obstructive sleep apnea

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However, it’s important to note that the app is not an automatic sleep apnea detector.

Sleep apnea is defined by apneic events. These are periods during sleep where breathing stops for at least 10 seconds. Whilst this has a typical sound profile which SnoreLab could detect – normal breathing followed by at least 10 seconds of silence and then a gasp or choke – apneic events are not actually defined by sound.

An apnea is identified by measuring both breathing effort and airflow (or lack thereof). A drop in blood oxygen saturation helps to confirm this apneic event. This requires specialist equipment beyond the reach of a consumer app so can only be done in a sleep study.

In SnoreLab, you can search your session for risky sounds using Full Night Recording mode to ensure that every sound and event is captured.

Inconsistent snoring patterns with obvious pauses could indicate risky breathing periods. This was given to us by a SnoreLab user who went on to get a sleep apnea diagnosis.

If you are concerned about sleep apnea, make sure to read our articles on the condition, as well as checking your risk with some screening tests such as the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and the StopBANG questionnaire.

I don’t know why I snore – where do I begin?

If you have no remedies to test as you simply don’t know where to start with your snoring, SnoreLab’s insights can help.

There are some key causes of snoring and SnoreLab has loads of information on each (select each to find out more):

Every cause has different solutions. So whilst a mouthpiece may work for John Doe, it may not work for you.

Because snoring is more complicated than many of us appreciate, one thing alone might not completely cure your snoring.

To start investigating your triggers and solutions, make sure you’ve ticked the six key lifestyle factors that can help mitigate snoring:

  • Sleep on your side
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Sleep in a dust and pollen-free bedroom
  • Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
  • Stay hydrated
  • Practise good sleep hygiene

Do Snore Alarms Work?

Science, Using SnoreLab

Snore Alarms, Do They Work?

At SnoreLab, we frequently get asked “Can you create a snore alarm feature?” The answer is, yes, we could; it is a feature we are assessing the feasibility of. But introducing a snore alarm raises some more important questions for us and particularly you, the user:

  • Are snore alarms an effective solution in the long term?
  • Does behavioural conditioning work for snoring?
  • Does a snore alarm treat the root cause or is it just a quick fix?
  • Will most users find the snore alarm too annoying to stick to?

Put simply: do snore alarms work? Let’s discuss …

How is a snore alarm supposed to work?

The basis of a snore alarm is to introduce something unpleasant which makes you change your behaviour. This is a great example of negative reinforcement (or operant Skinnerian conditioning if you are into psychology).

Psychologist B.F. Skinner put a rat in a box which had a mild electric charge running through it. This rat ran around frantically until it found a lever that switched off the electricity, relieving it of its discomfort [1].

Using this example, you are the rat and the snore alarm is the electricity; the only way you can stop this unpleasantness is to press the lever, i.e. stop snoring.

This is where the model breaks down.

Pressing a lever is controllable and voluntary. But is stopping snoring a voluntary action?

Is snoring voluntary and can it be “learned” away?

Snoring is often described as a habit [2]. Using this reasoning, habits are behaviours, behaviours are learned and can be changed, therefore are voluntary. Or is it not that straightforward when it comes to snoring?

Snoring is the result of involuntary soft tissue relaxation which can be exacerbated by voluntary lifestyle choices.

Our awake habits: diet, exercise, alcohol, smoking and general health heavily influence our sleeping “habit” of snoring.

Put simply, snoring is the symptom, not the cause. We don’t snore because we feel like doing so, but snore as a consequence of some other things that we can control.

The best way to remedy something is to treat the root cause, something which in general, snore alarms don’t do.

Snore alarms treat the symptom, not the cause, and could be ruining your sleep

One thing is certain, snore alarms do stop snoring – indeed, at that very instant. Unfortunately, this is probably because they stop sleep too.

Over the years, a number of gadgets and devices have been created that give you an unpleasant prompt, and at that moment, they do stop your snoring [3].

But this is because it disrupts your sleep so much that you stay in lighter sleep, or are even prevented from sleeping altogether. Being awake is the best remedy for snoring!

When considering using a snore alarm, remember why you want to stop snoring in the first place. Presumably, it is so you and your partner can achieve better, healthier sleep. Are frequent awakenings really the best way to go about this?

There is very limited evidence for snore alarms

Trawling through the science of snoring prevention, we found only one article – written in 1983 with a tiny sample size of 3 people (!) – which reported that snorers had successfully “learned” to stop snoring after being exposed to a snoring alarm.

These snorers were subjected to 7 nights of beeps that sounded when they snored. This would only cease once they flicked a switch. On the eighth night with no alarm, their snoring was less compared to before the alarm therapy [4].

The fact that this is the only evidence (not successfully replicated in the 36 years since) and that a sample size of 3 is hardly scientifically robust, makes us seriously doubt the feasibility of treating snoring with an alarm.

A history of snore alarms

Over the last 50 or years, there have been a number of devices that never made it to the anti-snoring market that were designed to listen to snoring and alert their user.

Initially, multiple inventors aimed to condition people by:

“imparting an electric shock to a sleeper when he snores of sufficient magnitude to awaken him, and ultimately, to condition the sleeper against snoring”.

Needless to say, the idea didn’t catch on and rest assured, shock collars is not something we are considering at SnoreLab.

An “Electronic Snore Depressor” from 1967 – one of many designs that, quite rightly, hasn’t stood the test of time


Another patent described itself as an “instructional device for snorers”.

This gadget, designed in 1970, used a microphone to listen for snoring much like SnoreLab does. It then used the snoring sounds to trigger a pre-recorded message which would play through an earpiece connected to the central receiver (something along the lines of “Oi you, stop that snoring now”).

The expression on this snorer’s face tells you all you need to know about how it felt to sleep with this device from 1970!


This struggled to gain traction as users became tangled in the wiring when turning over in their sleep. Though sleep therein was presumably not forthcoming after having disturbing messages played in their ear.

Improvements were made by other inventors in 1983 – realising that repeatedly waking the user wasn’t the best idea – with the creation of a wireless version that would “produce an irritating sound, enough to stimulate but not wake”. Products based on the same concept exist today.

Other inventors went a step further and intentionally woke snorers with convoluted behavioural conditioning systems. This required snorers to actively shut off an unpleasant alarm – a choice of “intense beams of light projected at the sleeper’s head”, a pillow buzzer, a vibration, an electric shock or all of the above.

Once the snorer had successfully shut off the aversive stimulus, positive reinforcement would ensue and an M&M was dispensed via the “reward chute”!

Electric shocks, flashing lights and M&Ms – the anti-snoring revolution/torture of 1975


Never has the line between snoring human and lab rat been so blurred as with this bizarre blend of negative and positive reinforcement.

We challenge any snorer to put up with this for more than one night!

Snore alarms available today

Snore alarms still exist, and there is a demand for them. And though they are very rarely recommended as a first line anti-snoring solution, some people swear by them.

Still flying the flag for negative reinforcement is Snoree (though upon last check, the product wasn’t available), a Polish company who manufacture a buzzer which sounds when snoring is detected.

Being hidden in the dusty corners of the internet with a dearth of customer reviews suggests that not many people find this device particularly useful.

At SnoreLab, we even experimented on ourselves, triggering a flashing light when snoring was detected. This simply gave us horrible nightmares before waking us up in a state of utter confusion!

Sound and light always have the unfortunate side effect of waking up a non-snoring partner too. So nowadays, most snore alarms work via vibration.

Vibrating anti-snore trainers can be found easily on Amazon and elsewhere online. Rarely do they get good reviews; when they do, it comes with an admission that sleep is seriously disrupted:

“It does what it claims by stopping your snoring, but this can mean a very disturbed night for the wearer.”

Recent valiant attempts were made by some sleep monitoring apps using a connection to a smart watch. This would vibrate when the app detected snoring. It was much anticipated but ran for only two months before being hastily removed.

Its demise may have been well received by some:

“I had to remove the watch in the middle of the night so I could finally get some sleep. The darn thing woke me up all night. I slept for two minutes at a time all night, because as soon as you enter deep sleep, you start snoring and the app kicks in and wakes you up. Thanks, but no thanks.”

However, many users were sad to see the feature go and swore it made a difference:

“What happened to the snore alarm? My husband was finally able to return to the marital bed because this mode would gently nudge him to roll over when he snored.”

This last line, “gently nudge him to roll over when he snored” is crucial. Here, the alarm wasn’t simply teaching him not to snore. It was treating the cause – sleeping position. This is when snore alarms CAN work.

When snore alarms CAN work

We don’t really think you can just learn to stop snoring. The evidence simply isn’t there. That is, unless you can learn to change the habit that makes you snore in the first place.

Snore alarms can be useful if they, like in the aforementioned review, force you into making a change that influences your snoring, such as to your sleeping position.

Positional Trainers

Positional trainers are atypical snore alarms in that they don’t react to your snoring per se. Instead, as the name suggests, they react to your sleeping position.

These small devices attach to your body (usually the chest) and vibrate when they detect that you are sleeping on your back. This does create a subconscious prompt for you to roll onto your side, and in time, you do it naturally.


The importance of sleep position for snorers

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The evidence for their effectiveness is growing, showing promising results for mild obstructive sleep apnea with results even comparable to anti-snoring mouthpieces [5].

There are a few available, but often not to the consumer. Positional trainers are usually prescribed for mild-moderate sleep apnea cases; obtaining one without a prescription can be very expensive.

Snooor is the new kid on the block, available as a consumer remedy at a very affordable price point.

Smart Nora

Another interesting snore alarm concept has been championed by Smart Nora, which listens for snoring and moves your head.

Moving the head when snoring is detected isn’t a new idea. An inventor in 1963 came up with a system of microphones and plungers to shake and jolt a snorer’s head to wake them up.

A head-moving snore detector from 1963. Thankfully, Smart Nora – a modern lookalike – doesn’t aim to wake you up like this device does

Thankfully, Smart Nora go for a subtler, gentler approach. Instead of intending to punish and wake the snorer to get them to “learn” to stop snoring, Smart Nora reacts to snoring by addressing its fundamental feature – a relaxed airway.

When Smart Nora’s “pebble” unit detects snoring, it wirelessly sends information to the pump which inflates the expander under your pillow. This gently moves your head which brings back some much-needed muscular tone to your airways to nip snoring in the bud.


Smart Nora system

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Given the history and the evidence, we don’t think that snore alarms are the best way to address your snoring problems.

The wisdom of yesteryear dictated that you can simply learn to stop snoring through behavioural conditioning. This is only true if the cause of your snoring is something in your behaviour – and importantly, something that can be instantly modified to good effect, i.e. sleeping position.

Here, snore alarms can be extremely useful, the automated equivalent of a nudge in the ribs from a bed partner to get you to turn over. This is why we haven’t ruled out a SnoreLab snore alarm yet.

However, in the vast majority of correspondence we’ve had with our users relating to their snoring, SnoreLab users don’t sleep on their back. In these cases, an alarm cannot address the underlying physiology that makes you snore.

An alarm cannot train your allergies away or correct a deviated septum, it can’t make you lose weight or hold your tongue base out of your airway.

At SnoreLab, our aim has always been to treat the cause, not the snoring symptom, by giving you the insight into your triggers to better understand what the solutions may be.

This article is an opinion piece, something we have given careful consideration based on the evidence we have seen. Do you disagree? Have you used a snoring alarm to good effect? We’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on Twitter, Facebook or via our support inbox on

Study for Sleep Apnea – Susan’s Story

Sleep Apnea, User Stories, Using SnoreLab

Sleep Study Story – Susan

We like to hear from our users to find out how they use the app and what they have done to combat their snoring. With these user stories, we hope you can pick up some great tips and gain some motivation to address your snoring too.

This story comes from Susan who responded to a post about sleep apnea on our Facebook page. After using SnoreLab and identifying some concerning audio on her recordings, Susan requested a sleep study and found out she had very severe obstructive sleep apnea. This story details her route from being blissfully unaware, through investigation, diagnosis and treatment of her sleep apnea …

For a while I suspected that I only snored intermittently throughout the night. My snoring has generally occurred under the usual “snoring circumstances” such as laying on my back, after drinking alcohol and being extremely tired.

My snoring seemed to get worse after coming to an early menopause which also coincided with some weight gain.

I found with my VivoFit band that I was waking frequently, but it didn’t provide comprehensive information so I started looking at other sleep monitoring methods. That’s when I can across the SnoreLab app.

After thinking I was only an occasional snorer, I was shocked to see that I snored consistently all night with a large chunk of it being the “Epic” level.

I’ve had problems breathing through my nose for some time, so saw an ENT specialist thinking this was the likely cause of my snoring. I mentioned my SnoreLab results and that I thought my snoring was a bigger problem than I initially had thought and that I wanted it investigated. He didn’t really ask about sleep apnea or snoring and instead I had nose surgery which wasn’t particularly successful.

Once I had used SnoreLab for a bit, I didn’t really suspect I had sleep apnea, I just thought I was a chronic snorer. It was while researching chronic snoring that I came to think that I might have sleep apnea, or that it was at least worth doing a sleep study.

I analyzed my SnoreLab results and I started to notice some tell-tale signs. I did full night recordings and there were some silent areas in my sessions with some gasping noises. This made me think that sleep apnea was a possibility, but thought that it was probably mild as mostly the results were showing snoring sounds all night long.

More alarm bells started ringing when I realized that I was feeling extremely tired all the time, yawning at my desk after only a few hours at work. Once I had joined the dots – the excessive sleepiness and the snoring – I then seriously considered sleep apnea as a possibility.

I noticed my Snore Score was getting higher so I looked closer at the audio and found more silent areas and gasping.

My doctor was very obliging in referring me to a sleep specialist after I explained my SnoreLab results and my constant tiredness. The sleep specialist was interested in the app, and after some questions I was offered a sleep study straight away without any further investigations.

I had the choice of a home study or one in a sleep clinic. The home study seemed to tick the boxes in terms of cost, so I asked if this was as reliable as one performed in a specialist clinic. He explained that due to the severity of my symptoms, a home study will likely give a reliable diagnosis. If he wasn’t sure from the home study results, he would insist on a clinic study.

Four weeks after my initial consultation I had my home sleep study.

On the day of the study, I went to a late afternoon appointment at the sleep clinic so a technician could help me fit all of the parts. There were many attachments: finger clamp sensors, heart rate monitors, a microphone, various electrodes that attached to my head and chest as well as some other parts to look for leg movement. She attached everything in an orderly fashion and explained it all as she went along.

I then went home (with a jacket on to cover up my attachments so I didn’t attract unwanted attention) and got on with my evening. Despite having these pieces attached to me, I was still able to move around easily and do the things I’d normally do before bed. 

Of all the connections, there were a few that I had to fit myself before going to sleep. The leads from the various attachments were bundled into one plug to be connected at the front of a belt around my middle. Then I had to put in the nasal prongs and a small clamp on my finger which were also connected to the belt. 

When I went to sleep, it was an unusual feeling, but certainly not uncomfortable. I didn’t feel like I slept very well for fear of the leads disconnecting. In a Catch-22 scenario, I then started to worry that because I thought I wasn’t sleeping well the test wouldn’t give an accurate representation of my normal sleep (this later proved to be an unfounded fear, as there was plenty of data when my results came back, and the diagnosis was clear as day).

Before, the technician had explained what needed to be disconnected in the morning. Everything came off very easily like she said it would. By undoing the two connections on the front belt, the entire system slipped off like a cardigan.

She had also explained that there was no need to tidy up the leads or disconnect anything else, I simply had to put everything into a bag and return it to the clinic.

The results were sent away to be analyzed and I got them back in four weeks.

I was very surprised. After thinking that if I did have sleep apnea, it would be very mild or not detected, my results came back as “Very Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea”. My AHI score was 100! This means that my sleep was disrupted 100 times per hour. Sometimes, oxygen was interrupted completely for 30 seconds at a time.

Following the initial shock, I was then excited to think that there are known treatments for sleep apnea and that I would one day hopefully not feel so tired.

The sleep specialist wrote a script for a CPAP machine and gave me a list of suppliers. Helpfully, the script also had instructions to the supplier as to what settings the machine should have.

Interestingly, the chemist I rented the CPAP machine from had a sleep apnea trained assistant. I discussed the app with her and she was intrigued. She mentioned that a lot of people assume they can rent a CPAP machine without a script (they can’t here in Australia). She then said that SnoreLab would be a great way to give evidence to doctors and convince them that a sleep study is necessary.

I had to use the machine for a month so they could determine its effectiveness and whether the airflow settings were correct. The machine I was given had a feature that meant it could also detect apnea events. After a month of use, my AHI score reduced from 100 to 3!

I’m so glad I did the sleep study and started CPAP treatment, especially since I did some research about the detrimental effects of sleep apnea. Having such a high score meant I was a prime candidate for stroke and many other health problems.

I am still using a CPAP machine, and whilst I’m still a bit tired in the day, I’m optimistic that this will improve. Even though my sleep still isn’t quite where I want it to be, I feel comforted that my breathing obstructions are not so life threatening!

I sing the praises of SnoreLab all over the place and honestly don’t think I would have pushed for a sleep study had I not used the app beforehand.

Many people snore loudly and feel tired throughout the day, but don’t make a link between the two. Susan was able to identify some tell-tale signs of sleep apnea on SnoreLab and pushed for a sleep study which has given her a reliable diagnosis. You can read about what a sleep study entails here.

She has since made massive strides to improve not only her sleep health, but her risk of many associated conditions.

You can read more about what sleep apnea is and investigating sleep apnea with SnoreLab’s insights.

All of our user stories are genuine accounts from SnoreLab users. If you’d care to share your experience about using SnoreLab, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us on or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

In the interest of privacy for our users, names and pictures may be changed. We use the wording quoted to us by our users but may make small stylistic changes.

SnoreLab Success Stories

User Stories, Using SnoreLab

SnoreLab Success Stories


SnoreLab was created out of desire to help people and we love hearing stories about the app achieving just that. This page is a collection of genuine user stories taken from iTunes user reviews.

You’ll notice that everyone has a different snoring trigger and hence a different snoring solution. SnoreLab aims to help you find those triggers to get the solution that works for you …

For some snorers, weight loss can be a powerful tool:

“I had a very high snore score and thought I tried everything. I was diagnosed with asthma after allergy tests came back normal. I started asthma treatment and my score is now 0. I watched the SnoreLab graph drop over the last 4 months. I am amazed. My snoring was caused by asthma. I’m now able to sleep longer and feel rested. I also lost 25 pounds. Amazing how awesome I feel after I sleep thru out the night without getting “elbowed” by my spouse and being able to breath.”

Often, allergies and hay fever can worsen snoring:

“Using this product I identified hay fever as the source of my snoring. Adding a Tempur pillow and a hay fever remedy has had a dramatic effect after one week, more energy, ability to concentrate after getting a good nights sleep. Went from a score of plus fifty to less than 10 in one week. Brilliant!”

Sometimes, just simple weather changes or the climate you live in can make you snore:

“Love this app – I live in a very dry climate – after several scores between 35 and 50 – I bought a humidifier and now my score was 7!”

For many of our users, anti-snoring mouthpieces can massively reduce snoring:

“If you snore, think you snore or are positive that you don’t snore: get this app! For me, it app proved to me that I did snore. The problem was how to fix it. I started with nasal strips and nasal sprays. The app proved that these remedies had no effect, so I decided to buy a snore guard (SnoreRx) and viola … no snoring! How do I know? This app records you all night long, graphs snoring episodes and the intensity and gives you a Snore Score. Before the device, my Snore Scores were between 15 and 45. Since the device, my scores are 1 to 3! I’m also starting to feel refreshed in the morning.”

“After a few nights, I bought the upgrade to this app. It’s both the most expensive app I’ve ever bought, and some of the best money I’ve ever spent. I have been experimenting with different types of anti-snore devices to see what works best and is most comfortable for me, and this app helped me quickly and objectively rate how effective they are at preventing me from snoring. The interface is easy, and it supports every feature I wanted. After spending literally thousands of dollars on sleep medicine doctors, I’m now sleeping better after using this app to help me choose between a few, comparatively inexpensive, over-the-counter remedies. This ended up far more effective than I had imagined (specifically for me, the tongue-retention class of device), and this app helped me do it in a couple of weeks (and I knew what was and was not working after each night!)”

We hear from plenty of users who attribute their snoring to sleeping position. Specialist pillows can be invaluable in these instances:

“This app is brilliant. It proved my theory that I snore when I sleep on my back and I don’t snore when I sleep on my side. What a great idea this app is!!! I have chronic health problems and, without a good night’s sleep, I just can’t function. So it’s very important to know how to get the best, and most restful sleep. I can also share that arthritis and a poor mattress had made sleeping on my side all but impossible for many years and, during that time, I became a walking zombie from snoring and sleep apnea. I NEVER felt rested and could fall asleep ANYWHERE on a dime (and give you 9-cents change). For example: when I stopped the car at traffic lights and stop signs (it’s the God’s-Honest Truth). Then, I got a foam mattress from IKEA and voilá! I sleep comfortably on my side again! And what a dramatic difference it has made in my life! I wake up feeling REFRESHED! A sensation I had forgotten entirely. I wish the same sweet recovery for all of you who wake up every morning feeling like what you really need is … another 8 hours of sleep! Snore less and sleep more – you’re gonna LOVE it!”

“When I first started using the App my Snore Index was anywhere between 50 and 96. I started to try some of the different Remedies. Bought a wedge pillow and in one night my Snore Index went down to near zero and has stayed near zero ever since using the pillow – and is actually zero most nights. Had seen three doctors, two specialists, one dentist and had a sleep study conducted – they all pointed me to dental appliances which I had troubles wearing due to a gag reflex. None had suggested a wedge pillow. Thank you Snore Lab!”

Sometimes, a problem as simple as a blocked nose can cause snoring:

“I have used this app for six weeks now. I have adjusted my sinus aids and my snoring has reduced from 210 to 60! I can be a travel companion once again!”

“I started using Snore Lab on the 23rd of January (a week ago), first on its own and now I use nasal strips at night. My wife has not had to get out of bed and go to another bedroom at all. I was supposed to see a doctor today at a sleep clinic where I went back in November, but I cancelled the appointment as I know what he was going to say “you suffer from sleep apnea” and here’s the solution!! The CPAP mask. Enough already, if I wanted to wear a mask I’d go nuts. Thank you SnoreLab, keep doing your thing!” 

SnoreLab can also be very useful in medical consultations:

“Great app to monitor the severity of your own snoring and take to doctor to play the audio. Saved me from another sleep study in the lab.”

“This is a fantastic app. It really gives you a great concept of your snoring pattern and how long you sleep for. In the end I learned I have severe case of sleep apnea.”

“I’ve never really understood why my wife wears earplugs to bed. This app has allowed me to record and track my nightly racket and convince me that a sleep apnea test should be next. Life changing app.”

“Now that I can hear what I sound like, I have been able to act upon my snoring and have reduced it significantly. Truly great app!”

The app is widely acclaimed by dentists and medical professionals:

“As a qualified ABDSM dentist who exclusively treats obstructive sleep apnea patients using oral appliances, we sometimes struggle to have fast, easy, objective metrics for our patients to see and appreciate. SnoreLab gives us that and then some! We have all of our patients download SnoreLab at their consult appointment and use the data to help them confirm their condition. After treatment they can see the results immediately the next morning. They experience vast improvements in snoring scores. They will still have to undergo a follow up sleep test to confirm the treatment is successful, but this quick and easy app helps them see the changes right away.”

We aim to give you understanding of your snoring problem so you can make the most appropriate changes:

“This app is a revelation. For the first time I feel in control of my snoring problem. I can monitor scientifically what exacerbates and what alleviates the problem. I feel certain now I can cure the problem and get my wife back to our bed! Thank you SnoreLab.”

“Helped an Epic snorer! Simple to use and has customisable features to personalise your war against the snore. Helps to show your patterns and records them. Quite frightening but useful. Helped me identify remedies and lifestyle patterns that impacted on my ‘snore’ . Now obsessed by the nightly graphs.” 

“This is the best sleep recorder I have tried. While it doesn’t do anything directly to cut down on your snoring, it is helpful to know how loud your snoring is. It allows you to test out various ways to cut down on snoring. I’m down 40 plus percent in just two weeks!”  

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