Computerized Pillow Reduces Snoring

A computerized pillow reduces snoring according to German scientist Daryoush Bazargani.

"The pillow is attached to a computer, which is the size of a book, rests on a bedside table, and analyzes snoring noises," said Bazargani.

"The computer then reduces or enlarges air compartments within the pillow to facilitate nasal airflow to minimize snoring as the user shifts during sleep," he said.

Snoring is a problem that most people are familiar with; the National Sleep Foundation estimates that as many as one in three Americans snores at least occasionally.

Dr. Bazargani is a snorer himself; several manufacturers are interested in bringing this prototype (see picture) to the marketplace. His pillow encourages you to change your sleep position so your throat is not constricted (one of the reasons why we snore).

The computerized pillow is yet another in a long series of devices intended to help you with your sleeping. Consider one of these futuristic options:

Via Gizmodo; see also Snoring Haunts Millions of Americans for more information on snoring.

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