Smartphone apps are one way to monitor and stop snoring for good.
After all, many people sleep with their phone next to them on a table, and the technology involved in the apps is more powerful than ever.
Knowing more about what times you snore, what point you are at in the sleep cycle, the number of times you wake up in the night, and the duration of your snores can help guide the treatment of your snoring.
The more information you have at your disposal, the better!
Furthermore, knowing the true magnitude of your snoring problem can justify spending more money on anti-snoring mouthpieces and other solutions to prevent snoring.
Try these three apps to help you gather the information you need to stop snoring.
Snorelab is the premier app-based solution for recording and tracking your snoring overnight. This app boasts of tracking over a million nights of snoring every month, and its dedicated user base is a testament to the quality and efficacy of the service it provides.
This app tracks the duration and intensity of your snores throughout the night and will provide you with a composite “Snore Score” that is reflective of the overall quality of sleep that you had that night.
It also offers the opportunity to see how your snoring changes over weeks and months, which can give you the chance to test out different anti-snoring remedies and devices and examine their efficacy for yourself based on personalized, up-to-the-minute data.
This app is simple, featuring a gorgeous interface that is easy to navigate and requires absolutely no calibration or special equipment to use. Simply place your phone next to you as you sleep and initiate the monitoring at the press of a button.
2. Quit Snoring
Quit Snoring was among the pioneers of snoring apps and continues to receive high ratings and glowing reviews from its dedicated user base. At the cost of only $6.99, it promises a better night’s sleep for both snorers and the loved ones with whom they share a bedroom.
This app can track number of snores per night and duration of snoring. The main feature of this app is the ‘nudge,’ which is a vibration or pre-recorded noise that will play when you are snoring and prompt you to stop snoring without waking you up.
You can record your own recordings to play to nudge you while you snore, as well as choosing the number of times you will be nudged for each discrete snoring event. This app can be adjusted for sensitivity, which is a helpful feature depending on the background noise in the room where you sleep and the volume of your snores.
The app will automatically compile charts and graphs about the volume of snoring, number of snoring events, how snoring changed over the course of the night, and the number of nudges received and whether they succeeded in stopping the snoring.
Perhaps most helpful of all, the data and graphs compiled by this app can be easily shared with a physician, sleep specialist, or other healthcare professional at the simple touch of a button, making it easier than ever for these professionals to help you figure out how to get a good night’s rest.
3. Sleeptracker 24/7
The Sleeptracker 24/7 app is among the most highly rated medical apps in the entirety of the App Store. It promises to help you sleep better and gather information to troubleshoot all manner of sleep difficulties, including persistent snoring.
According to the makers of the app, it integrates the latest technology from cognitive science and sleep expertise and uses this to track snore sounds and symptoms of sleep apnea.
The sensitivity of the app has been measured as more than 90% as effective as the sleep trackers used in professional sleep clinics.
It features a number of other nice-to-have features that elevate it above many of the more simplistic sleep tracker options available. Including a white noise feature and an inbuilt alarm clock that will wake you up at the optimal time based on your sleep time and the current phase of your sleep cycle to promote optimal rest and energy.
No matter how bad your snoring is, using an app to track it can help you understand how your snoring patterns change throughout your sleep cycles, what makes it better, and what makes it worse. Using an app and an anti-snoring device together in combination can help you to stop snoring for good.
Chief editor here at Snore Nation and a proud father of two cool boys. I am a reformed snorer, a reformed smoker, a reformed overeater, a reformed city dweller and a reformed workaholic stress monster on the mission to share my insider tips to restore that quality sleep for you and your partner!