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Snore Trainer

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Tries to help you with your snoring problem.

Positional snoring
Scientific research has taught us that snorers snore on average louder and more frequently in the supine compared to the lateral position. This is old news for the partner of a snorer. Then why is it not possible to prevent snorers from sleeping on their backs? Indeed, preventing sleeping in the supine position can be effective for many positional snorers. The classic approach is the so-called tennis ball method: the snorer has to wear a shirt with a tennis ball attached to the back during the night. If the person turns on his or her back during the subconscious state of sleep, the tennis ball will give an uncomfortable feeling and the person will ideally turn from the supine back to a lateral position. Unfortunately, tennis balls are generally poorly tolerated, often lead to sleep disturbances, and there are snorers who will still sleep in a supine position despite the ball on their back.

Snore Trainer
Snore Trainer is an app that runs on the iPhone and iPod. The iDevice is typically worn on the chest during sleep. Snore Trainer has been created for positional snoring, and not for patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

How it works
Snore Trainer will try to help you with your snoring problem. People sleeping on their backs are more prone to snoring and may even snore more loudly. Snore Trainer uses a stimulus when lying supine in order to try to teach you not to sleep on your back.

How to use it
Before going to bed, touch the big button to start the trainer.

Wearing your iDevice
In order to use the app, you could choose to place your iPhone or iPod in a horizontal or vertical position on your chest with the screen facing forward. We advise you to position the device stably to avoid displacement. You can make a choice between several techniques to keep your iPhone in place. You can use a self-made strap or chest pocket on a T-shirt. You can also use an elastic bandage. Some users made their own chest band.

Save your iPhone’s battery life
Because you should not sleep with a plugged-in iPhone/iPod on your chest, here are some tips to help you preserve the battery life of your iDevice:
• Start the app with a fully charged battery.
• Put the iDevice in airplane mode.
• Avoid running energy-guzzling apps in the background of your iDevice.
• Set the screen brightness on your iDevice to low.
• If necessary, use an external battery.
• Turn off your screen, Snore Trainer will continue to run in the background.

Snore Trainer is not intended for the treatment of any medical condition. Snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea. If you think you might have obstructive sleep apnea, we advise you to visit your medical doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. Snore Trainer is not responsible for any damage or injury while using the application. SnoreTrainer should not be used by patients with a pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and people who are not allowed to wear an iPhone near the chest for any other reason.