Because only 10 – 15% of people with obstructive sleep apnea have been diagnosed and treated, any tool that will help alert the public to the possibility of a problem is a welcome public health benefit.
New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2011
Snoring U and Sleeping U are Apple-based smart phone apps that record and display information about the sleep environment, and snoring. Snoring U and Sleeping U can be used as an alert to the possibility of a potential problem, and monitor the existence or absence of snoring, during and after treatment.
Snoring U and Sleeping U allows for the monitoring of how loud and how often a person snores during sleep, as well as listen to a recording of sleep sounds, and compare a history of multiple sleep sessions (a benefit for those who sleep alone and/or for anyone who wishes to prove the existence of snoring to an unbelieving bed partner). Besides the sleep monitoring, Snoring U can also attempt to help the user stop snoring by performing a sophisticated "nudge".
"We are thrilled about having Snoring Isn't Sexy included in the new version of the Snoring U and Sleeping U apps.” said Dr. Laurence Barsh, Founder and President of Snoring Isn’t Sexy. “Because only 10 – 15% of people with obstructive sleep apnea have been diagnosed and treated, any tool that will help alert the public to the possibility of a problem is a welcome public health benefit.”
Snoring U and Sleeping U are being developed by the Israeli company Pointer Software Systems Ltd, under the guidance of Dr. Naveh Tov, M.D., Ph.D., who specializes in internal pulmonary and sleep medicine.
Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC, was founded in 2008 by Laurence I. Barsh, DMD, a dentist who has been involved with sleep medicine since 1992 and who now devotes full time to educating the public about dentistry's role and responsibility in the recognition and management of snoring and sleep apnea. Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC, consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices.