In 2012, a scientific research organisation studied the effect of the Antisnor Acupressure Ring on a group of volunteer participants who had reported problems with snoring.
“Efficacy and acceptability of an Anti-Snoring Ring: Evaluation by couples with one spouse complaining of frequent snoring of the other spouse. Guillou S, Rauch M, June 2012, PDC01808/VT2780 “ .
The research involved 30 couples 'a snorer and their affected partner'. In summary, the research showed that 80% of the couples reported the Antisnor Acupressure Ring was either “rather effective” or “very effective”.
Snoring Research Details
Every day, the couples were interviewed about their night’s sleep. They were asked standardised questions about the quality of their sleep, and the non-snoring partner (in particular) was asked to compare nights using the Antisnor Acupressure Ring, compared to nights not using the ring. Their experiences are illustrated by the graph below.
Snorer's Sleep Quality
“using the ring, the snoring was judged by the spouse of the snorer as being significantly reduced and the sleep quality significantly improved.”
Improvement in Sleep Quality with a Snoring Partner
Most couples reported an improvement approaching a 50% decrease in the severity and impact of the snoring. When the non-snoring partner was asked about the sleep quality, the results showed high levels of satisfaction.
The snorer’s experiences were also assessed, and they showed an improvement in sleep quality of up to 100% and they felt twice as good using the Antisnor device.
Acceptability and comfort of the Ring
The research also examined the comfort of the Antisnor Acupressure Ring for the wearer, and whether the snorer would continue to use the ring. Almost all (97%) found the ring easy to use, 87% found it non-intrusive, and 83% said they would continue to use it - these results correlate with all the couples who found it effective.
The report concludes that “77% of the spouses and 80% of the snorers were satisfied with the anti-snoring ring” and that … “the Antisnor Ring … tested under the supervision of a pulmonologist doctor by 30 couples, was highly effective in reducing snoring and in turn improving the sleep quality of the snorer and his or her spouse”.
Supervised Trial was sponsored by ATQOL Pty Ltd.