Obesity and sleep apnea: Every kilo counts 

So simple and yet so difficult: In addition to many other positive properties of losing weight, it also helps to improve sleep apnea. 

It's a taboo subject. But what good does that do? For people who have sleep apnea and are overweight, weight loss is worth tackling. Doctors know of many cases where losing weight has improved sleep apnea. 

Short and sweet:

  • The throat is like a soft tube.
  • The narrower the throat, the easier it can narrow and close when inhaling.
  • Anyone who is overweight already has a significant narrowing of the throat area due to fatty tissue.
  • If air is sucked in when inhaling, it is even easier to block the airways in a tube that is already narrowed by fatty tissue.

If people who are overweight manage to reduce their weight – or even achieve a normal weight – they have a good chance that the narrowing of the throat during inhalation will decrease or stop altogether. 

Another plus: Due to the weight reduction, snoring often decreases. 

If you are unsure whether you suffer from sleep apnea, the Snorefox app provides an easy assessment of your risk. Snorefox uses an intelligent audio analysis of your nocturnal snoring and breathing noises to detect whether the airways are closing when you breathe. 

Especially if you have a few extra pounds, it is worth taking a closer look at the subject of sleep apnea and having your risk assessed.

The first medical snoring app to measure your sleep apnea risk
Snorefox is freely available in the App Store.
You can determine your sleep apnea risk by upgrading to Snorefox Med. You can get this within the app for €49.99.

frequently asked Questions

How do I activate the upgrade to Snorefox Med?

To activate the sleep apnea screening upgrade, tap "Activate Snorefox Med" within the app. You have the option of activating Snorefox Med as a self-payer or by code.

As a self-payer, first tap on "Self-Payer" and then on "Switch to Med", then select your payment method. 

If you have an activation code (e.g. from a health insurance company or as part of the tester program), tap on “I have a code”. When entering the code, you should consider upper and lower case letters.

How does Snorefox detect dangerous sleep apnea?

Snorefox detects breathing irregularities and respiratory events through intelligent audio analysis of snoring and breath noise patterns. In other words: Snorefox analyzes your snoring and at the same time carries out a risk check to determine whether there are dangerous breathing stops during sleep. Snorefox shows you the result of the analysis in a simple traffic light scheme. In this way, Snorefox quickly provides orientation as to whether a doctor's visit is necessary. 

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