Sleep is a luxury. At the end of a long day, we all look forward to lying down in bed and enjoy the comfort and relaxation it brings. We may hate being told to go to sleep as kids but we now realize its value as adults when adult-ing and adult responsibilities take away precious sleep from us. Moreover, our health also deteriorates as our body gets older and the lack of sleep puts our health in even grave danger.
An example of a sleep disorder that is far too common but only a few gets treated for is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a medical condition that is characterized by snoring during sleep. This disorder happens as your breathing constantly pauses or stops while sleeping. It is a life-threatening condition that many of us only laugh about, not fully understanding the severity of such a condition.
Snoring is the vibration of the respiratory channel in the human body that results in the generation of sound due to obstructed air movement during breathing in the sleep. In some of the cases, the sound may be soft, but in some cases, the sound could be loud and unpleasant. Snoring during sleep may be a first alarm of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The research study suggests that snoring is one of the factors of sleep deprivation.
While CPAP remains to be the optimal treatment for snorers, more and more anti-snoring products are being released over the years that are more convenient to use and can possibly help relieve snorers of symptoms or even reverse sleep apnea for good.
Sleep apnoea affects around three million people in the UK and occurs when airflow is cut off by the tongue.
Now scientists have developed an implant that claims to combat the condition, which can increase the risk of high blood pressure, strokes and heart disease.
During a minor procedure, the electrical device is positioned under the skin next to the nerve which controls the movement of the tongue muscle.
At night, wearers don a stick-on battery beneath their chin. The device sends electrical impulses to the tongue to ensure it contracts, leaving the airway open.
Nyxoah, the firm behind the technology, is now planning a clinical trial with 25 patients next month.
You may have been battling with sleep apnea or suffering from it because your partner snores but modern technology gives us more choices now on how to possibly overcome it.
Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. Its latest report on the global snoring control devices market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021.
The top three emerging trends driving the global snoring control devices market according to Technavio healthcare and life sciences research analysts are:
- Use of 3D printing technology in the production of snoring control devices
- Growing focus toward online promotional and marketing strategies
- Integration of mobile devices with home healthcare systems
Use of 3D Printing Technology in the Production of Snoring Control Devices
“3D printing technology is one of the new trends in the snoring control devices market, where it is making way for the increased production rates. Oventus Medical, a Brisbane-based medical device company, launched a new 3D printing facility to manufacture medical devices such as snoring control devices,” says Srinivas Sashidhar, a lead analyst at Technavio for orthopedics and medical devices research, in a release.
With such products in the market, individuals can overcome sleep disorders and obtain snoring solutions. Manufacturers are entering new marketplaces with a large untapped target population base, which is expected to boost the market size greatly.
Getting enough sleep at night is non-negotiable. It may be a challenge for a person suffering from sleep apnea but it is not impossible. There are various anti-snoring technologies available right now to help you get that well-deserved snooze daily. While a CPAP may be uncomfortable to use and patients on it usually stop using it after a month or two, there are still other options out there.
From Fitbit to anti-snoring mouthpieces and mouthguards and special pillows, there is a wide range of snoring solutions for everyone. Consult your doctor today to find out what alternatives are available for you and fight sleep apnea until you can sleep soundly at night without any help at all.