What is the Snooor wearable?
The Snooor wearable, a positional trainer for back snorers, is our first anti-snoring device. The wearable is intended to be worn every evening with the use of our medical-grade, hypoallergenic, double-sided stickers.
How does the Snooor wearable work?
Before going to bed, simply stick the lightweight device onto your forehead. Once it detects that your head is in a straight position, indicating that you are sleeping on your back, it will gently vibrate. This will trigger you to change the position of your head or body to the side, which allows you to breathe more freely. All of this happens without waking you or the person next to you.
Why does changing my head position stop me from snoring?
If your head is positioned upward, toward the ceiling, your tongue tends to slide to the back of your throat, regardless of whether you’re sleeping on your back or on your side. This can cause a partial airway blockage when inhaling, along with the soft-tissue vibrations that result in snoring. So head position is key.
However, when your head is moved to a sideways position, your tongue moves away from the back of your throat, reducing the vibrations that cause the snoring sound – even if you are lying on your back. Again, head position is the key element.
By turning your head or entire body to the side, your tongue will fall more sideways, causing your airway to be less narrowed than when your head is in a straight position.
What is positional therapy?
Employed in the sleep apnea space for some years now, science-based positional therapy has been used successfully by snorers. What researchers found over time is that it’s possible to train people during sleep to turn to the side while sleeping – without waking the person up. Research studies have repeatedly proven that sleep position therapy can train a person to sleep on his side more than 90% of the overall sleep time. And while positional therapy does not directly address sleep apnea itself, it can help sleep apnea sufferers with their snoring.
Click here for information related to positional therapy research.
To learn more about the adjustment period, click here.
Who can benefit from the Snooor wearable?
Since two-thirds of people who snore do so only while sleeping on their back, the Snooor wearable can help a majority of snorers. We have created a quick test for you to see what type of snorer you are, to determine if the Snooor wearable is right for you.
Will the vibration wake me?
Designed and tested by sleep experts, the Snooor wearable will prompt you to roll to your side – and you won’t remember doing so, even in the morning!
The first few nights, your body may need some time to adjust to the changing of position as it breaks the habit of sleeping on your back. While this may initially cause you to wake up, it will quickly become natural to your body as it forms the new habit of sleeping on your side to breathe more freely.
How long does it take to sleep more on your side with the Snooor wearable?
After 7 to 10 nights, you’ll sleep more than 90% of the time on your side, or with your head turned sideways. This will help you to breathe more freely.
The most optimal results (more than 95% of the time spent side sleeping) can be seen after wearing the device every night for 8 to 12 weeks. If you stop wearing the Snooor wearable, however, your snoring may return as your body reverts to the bad habit of sleeping on the back.
How do I use the Snooor wearable?
• CLEAN: Make sure your forehead is clean and dry.
• PEEL: Remove a Snooor sticker from the sheet.
• STICK: Press the exposed side of the sticker onto the white square located above the product name on the wearable.
• TURN ON: Press the button for approximately 3 seconds. The wearable will vibrate, and a blue light will flash.
• WEAR: Peel the skin-side tab off the sticker and place the wearable in the middle of your forehead.*
• SLEEP: The Snooor wearable starts in 20 minutes, giving you time to fall asleep.
When you wake up, carefully peel off the device and dispose of the sticker.
For additional details on how it works, click here.
*An alternate location is on the breastbone, which should be free of body hair.
I turned on the Snooor wearable, but it doesn’t vibrate when my head is in a straight position.
We have designed the Snooor wearable with a 20-minute activation delay. That way, you have time to fall asleep before it's activated.
Do I need an app or smartphone to work the Snooor wearable?
Does the Snooor wearable treat sleep apnea?
The Snooor wearable does not treat sleep apnea. However, it can be used by sleep apnea patients, including those who use CPAP machines, to treat their snoring ONLY.
Why does the Snooor wearable go on my forehead?
The forehead is an ideal location to place the Snooor wearable in order to track your body/head movement precisely and comfortably. The key advantage is that when the small device is on your forehead, you can still sleep on your back and breathe more freely, provided your head alone is turned sideways. Many people sleep in this position. Read more about why the forehead is the best place to track sleep here.
Your Snooor wearable can also be attached to the upper section of your breastbone (also known as the sternum). Before attaching the wearable, make sure that this area is free of hair, to ensure good skin contact.
My Snooor wearable has stopped working. What should I do?
If your Snooor wearable has stopped powering on, it is likely that the battery has died. You can easily change the battery with a standard CR2032 (3V) battery. To read more about how to change the battery, click here.
How do I change the Snooor wearable’s battery?
When the battery in your Snooor wearable has stopped working, simply purchase a new CR2032 (3V) battery. You can read more about how to change the battery here.
How can I purchase more Snooor stickers?
To ensure that the Snooor wearable will be worn on your forehead comfortably and firmly throughout the night, we recommended buying additional Snooor stickers. Click here to ensure that you enjoy continuous nights breathing more freely.
Who should NOT use the Snooor wearable?
Positional Therapy can potentially worsen issues for:
• Sleepers who suffer from chronic upper-body pain, including severe neck or shoulder pain
• The one-third of all snorers who still do so when positioned on their side.
If you fall into either of these categories, the Snooor wearable may not be right for you.
In addition, the wearable is NOT intended for use by children or infants.
What does the Snooor wearable NOT do?
The Snooor wearable is NOT intended for use as a treatment for breathing disorders such as asthma, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sleep apnea or positional sleep apnea.
In addition, the Snooor wearable is NOT intended for use as a treatment for snoring caused by a deviated nasal septum, acute or chronic nasal congestion, abnormal repositioning of the jaw, or enlarged tonsils.
Where are SNOOOR products made?
The Snooor anti-snoring wearable is designed in the Netherlands and made in China.
The Snooor stickers are designed and made in the Netherlands.
What is SNOOOR?
SNOOOR is a consumer-health tech startup focused on providing anti-snoring products and solutions. Our mission is to help everyone have a chance to be happy, healthy, productive and live fully. We believe that great sleep helps you to be the best version of yourself. Therefore, we create wearables that are research-based, affordable, easy to use and non-invasive to help provide the best sleep possible.