Are you annoyed by your partner's snoring? – Sometimes it is a comforting thought not to be “alone” with a problem. But probably not in the case of a snoring partner. Because nights are long when you can't sleep. And days are hard when a woman starts the morning overtired. How many women does this affect?
To say it in advance: Of course there are also men who suffer from the snoring of their partners - although it is a little less common. And this is about the women.
In a survey by the opinion research institute forsa from 2018, which was commissioned by the "Germany sleeps healthy" initiative, 74 percent of women stated that their partner snored.
In two thirds of the cases, the affected women feel disturbed in their night's sleep. This means (calculate two thirds of 74 percent): every second woman feels disturbed by her partner's snoring.
So what to do? In the same survey, those affected came to the following conclusions:
We think: a completely different possibility is to first analyze the snoring - in order to be able to assess yourself and the problem more objectively.
An analysis can provide insight into how loud the snoring noise really is, when it mainly occurs during the night and whether there are factors in everyday life that increase snoring, such as alcohol. In addition, an analysis can show whether there is a health risk.
The Snorefox is suitable for this type of snoring analysis. Snorefox is a medical app in the field of snoring diagnostics, which is based on eight years of interdisciplinary research and has a basic technology that is now patent pending.
The special feature: Snorefox can not only report how loudly and how long someone snores, but also identify breathing pauses during sleep and thus indicate whether dangerous sleep apnea is present. Thus, Snorefox also answers the question: "Is my snoring dangerous?"
Incidentally, on the nights when Snorefox is used, the snorer must sleep alone and the smartphone must be plugged into the socket with the charging cable. In short: It requires a bit of planning for couples to use the Snorefox on themselves. But it's worth it.
Instructions for action and a search for a doctor are linked to the results in Snorefox. Because it doesn't matter whether it's just annoying or whether it's dangerous: there are new diagnostic options in the area of snoring and sleep apnea and - tailored to them - diverse and innovative approaches to therapy.
The start-up is the provider of the Snorefox app Diametos. Diametos was founded in 2020 by Heiko Butz and Dr. Founded by Christopher Janott. The two entrepreneurs share a passion for entrepreneurship and their own experiences with the ordeal of snorers.
Heiko Butz and Dr. Christoph Janott founded Diametos as an impact company to help millions of people with the social problem of snoring and the medical problem of sleep apnea.
Together with an interdisciplinary team, the founders work - at their location in Potsdam - on solutions for precise medical diagnostics in sleep medicine.
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.
The Snorefox app runs on popular smartphones and simply uses the phone's internal microphone for analysis. Technically, it is a combination of acoustic pre-processing, intelligent feature extraction and machine classification. This means that Snorefox can do without special measurement microphones or other special hardware - a major advantage over other solutions.