Do you Snore? Even if you’re not sure, there’s an app for that. There are apps now for just about everything, including apps that can analyze and monitor snoring. These snoring apps can record your snores, play them back, and even rate the severity.
Why do this? First of all, if you are unaware that you snore, you may need to hear it for yourself to know that you do. These apps also give you an idea of how severe the snoring actually is. But it can also compare each night of snoring, letting you test the effectiveness of certain treatments and see how factors such as medications, alcohol or caffeine, for example, impact snoring.
It’s important to get to the reason behind the snoring to make sure it’s not a medical condition, such as sleep apnea. Snoring is not always serious, but it can be, and can also lead to more serious health conditions in the future if not treated. Using snoring apps may be able to help you find a solution to help control snoring such as a snoring mouthpiece, or give you a reason to see a healthcare professional for a treatment plan.
With multiple snoring apps out there for iPhones and Androids, it can be difficult to decide which one to try. The good news is, many of them have a free version you can test out for yourself before you decide to upgrade. Here is a list and reviews of some of many snoring apps on the market:
Snore Lab (iOS and Android) is highly-rated among snore apps. There is a free version which allows you to record, measure, analyze, and track your snoring, allowing you to discover ways to treat and control it. It’s easy to use; just set it next to your bed while you sleep and see your results in the morning. It records samples, gives you a score for the intensity of your snoring, records sleep statistics, and also provides information about snoring remedies. The free version is a good way to trial this app, however, after three sessions it will no longer run for two consecutive nights without upgrading. The Premium version is $7.99 and offers more recordings, no ads, unlimited usage, comparison charts, and a full history compared to the three-night history the free version offers. This snoring app also offers nature sounds to help you sleep.
Snore Control, a free version that records snoring and talking at night, and either adds to statistics or activates the “stop snoring” function which, on the iPhone quiets you down with a sound or vibration. By using the tracking data, this app can help you find out which factors contribute to your snoring. This app allows you to record only snoring and also allows you to adjust the sound sensitivity according to the sound conditions in your room. The free version has limitations on the “stop snoring” function, ability to play back recordings, and full-screen charts. To fully use all of the benefits, you will need to upgrade to the full version for $2.99.
This snoring app is $3.99 and records your whole night, letting you find out if you snore, if your partner does, or if anything disrupts your sleep. This app also allows you to check the effectiveness of snoring remedies and shows charts for you to evaluate snoring. It records up to 11 hours and stops recording if your phone reaches a low battery.
There are more reviews and information about sleep apps in the Sleep Devices section. With about half of the adult population snoring during sleep, wouldn’t it be nice to know if you are part of the 50%? With these snoring apps, now you can find out.
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