So I was really intrigued when I was asked to review the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring. It works by putting light pressure on two acupressure points on your little finger, which is a big improvement on the sprays and suchlike on the market, in terms of both pre-bedtime fuss and how much you notice its presence.
|Diagram showing how to wear the ring.|
Unlike similar devices on the market, the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is the only one which has undergone a clinical trial. The end result was that it was clinically proven to work for 85% of the 40 trial subjects. It can take up to seven nights for it work so a week long trial is advised - I decided I will update this post to keep a nightly record.
The package arrived and I set about studying the instructions. Women are advised to wear the ring on the little finger of their left hand - although really heavy snorers might need one on both hands - and you need to put it on about 30 minutes before you go to sleep. I put it on at about 11:30pm and this turned out to be incredibly optimistic... insomnia meant I finally drifted off to sleep for a couple of hours at 7:00am. I didn't wake Anthony up, but with the small sample time I wasn't sure if it had worked or not.
Lack of sleep the night before, combined with a long day at work, meant I was tucked up in bed asleep by 8:00pm. Anthony actually had to check on me numerous times because he thought I was dead. In his own words, "for once it didn't sound as though a heavy duty freight train was careening through the house." Charming!
Another night of snore free sleep. From one of us, at any rate - Marianna picked up the slack for me. :)
Still no snoring!
Apparently I did snore a little during the night but, in Anthony's words, "nothing like your usual symphony of horror".
Ring: 1 - Snoring: 0
Again, no snoring.
There you have it, a week long trial has proven that the ring really works. I was a little dubious, I admit, because it seems so strange that wearing a finger ring can impact on snoring. But it does! I'm so pleased with it - and Anthony is ecstatic.
|It's so unobtrusive! But remember to take it off in the morning as wearing it all day will reduce its effectiveness.|
If you want to try it out for yourself, the Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring is available from Boots, local pharmacies, and online at goodnightsnoring. It comes in three sizes - small, medium and large - is totally adjustable, and costs £29.99. And, if it doesn't work for you, it comes with a money back guarantee so you won't be left out of pocket.
For those who are a little cash strapped with Christmas almost upon us, you can get up to five entries in my size small Good Night Anti-Snoring Ring giveaway by filling out the Gleam form below: