It's common knowledge that snoring disrupts your sleep, but it also has a number of health repercussions. Chronic snoring and sleep apnea can lead to headaches, fatigue, dry mouth, tooth decay, heart disease, reflux, and even depression.
So how do you find out if you snore, and what can you do to treat it? Fortunately, there is an app for everything these days, and that includes ones developed specifically to monitor snoring. Here are some of the most popular apps and their main features:
- SnoreLab. Undoubtedly the most popular snoring app with over a million downloads, SnoreLab is the brainchild of – you guessed it – a snorer. It allows you to record your sleep noises, track them, and measure the intensity of your snoring. You can try different snoring remedies, such as breathing strips or avoiding heavy meals and alcohol before bed, and then this app will show you if there's been any improvement.
- MotionX 24/7. This app includes a sleep tracker that monitors your sleep cycle for deep sleep, light sleep, and instances of snoring, apnea, and talking. It claims to monitor your sleep well enough to wake you gently and at the optimal time so that you wake up feeling rejuvenated.
- QuitSnoring. Here is a snoring tracker and a remedy built into one app. With over 100,000 downloads, QuitSnoring does all the recording and tracking the other apps do, but when it hears you start snoring, it gives you a gentle nudge to encourage you to change positions and alter your breathing. In the morning, you get a report saying how much snoring you did, how loud it was, and how many nudges you received.
A smartphone app might not be the miracle cure for snoring that you hope for, but it is a useful tool for putting your sleeping habits into perspective and for tracking the effectiveness of remedies. At Sleep Better Austin, we know how vital a good night's sleep is for you. Dr. Hedgecock's expertise provides treatment and support for snoring and sleep apnea, and he will work to find a solution that is best for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.