A new app aims to help stop sleepers from disturbing their partners with nighttime noise

Getting to sleep can be difficult if your spouse or partner is prone to snoring, but a device called Nora and its accompanying iOS app aims to help. Rather than incorporate intrusive, anti-snoring methods such as moving a user’s jaw or forcing the sufferer to sleep with his head in a specific position, Nora aims to gently interrupt snoring by moving the user’s head slightly while he remains fast asleep.

Here’s how it works: because snoring is caused by breathing through airways that have collapsed as the upper throat muscles relax during sleep, Nora aims to stimulate those throat muscles to encourage breathing to go back to normal just as the user is about to snore.

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