It may seem a bit like a Homer Simpson bowling ball gift, but if you’re tired of your other half’s snoring, this nifty ring could make the perfect Christmas stocking filler.
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The Good Night Ring was developed by former musician Michael Carter-Smith and costs just £ 30. It has an 85% success rate – The Daily Mail reported that as a result, wearers snore less loudly and less often.
The ring works on the principles of acupressure – ancient Chinese medicine is based on the idea that pressure points in the body are connected to different organs in the body. “Acupressure is based on the theory that energy flows through our body along pathways called meridians,” the website says.
The ring works in such a way that the Noring ring has two lumps on either side that apply pressure to two acupuncture points: SI2 (small intestine 2) & HT9 (heart meridian 9) to allow a better flow of energy to these parts of the body. “
In a study of 20 snorers, scientists tested them while they were sleeping and were asked about their sleep. The ring is meant to be worn on the little finger where the pressure points are – they found it wasn’t as effective if it was worn on the index finger, which doesn’t have the appropriate pressure points.
While Good Night paid for the study, it was conducted independently by the testing company Aspen Clinical. Senior Scientist Danny McCamlie said, “In over 30 years in the industry, we have never come across a non-invasive snoring reduction product that has a significant effect until we tested the Good Night anti-snoring ring. “
It may seem incredible that an acupressure ring can cure your snoring, but the company also offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you find it doesn’t work for you. The ring is designed to cure snoring, but not sleep apnea. Therefore, if in doubt, ask your doctor.
Currently, the main NHS guidelines for stopping snoring are following a healthy diet – as being overweight can increase the chances of snoring – and sleeping on your side instead of your back.
The British Snoring & Sleep Apnea Association describes it as a condition that “cannot be cured but controlled,” and most extreme snoring treatments are invasive and remove tissue from around the nose and mouth.
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