February 1, 2012
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Well it turns out I snore. A lot. I bought an Olympus LS-5 audio recorder and recorded all 8 hours of myself sleeping over a few nights – and for at least 50% of the time I am snoring heavily.
My father, who has always snored loudly and heavily, recommended the AveoTSD – an invention from New Zealand that is now being distributed in many countries around the world. In the United Kingdom it is distributed by Aveo Sleep. I ordered one in the UK (and the price is almost double of ordering it in New Zealand given current exchange rates).
I haven’t tried it yet but do feel excited about the possibility of a proper night’s sleep. The manual does point out it will be uncomfortable for the first 3-5 days.
Here are some photos of the package just after it arrived.
AveoTSD Package Front Side
AveoTSD Package View From Top
AveoTSD Package View From Underside
AveoTSD Package View From Other Side
After opening the package I placed the device inside the translucent container.
AveoTSD Container Front View
AveoTSD Container Top View
Stay tuned – hope to have a report on how it is going. My one concern is that I have a tendency to grind my teeth. So we are about to find out if I bite my tongue off!
I’ve had this device for 4 months now. So far I’ve only ever worn it for 1-2 hours at a time before taking it out and falling asleep. If I entered a deep sleep and was awoken just long enough to put it in maybe I could fall back into a deep sleep with it – however I am a relatively light sleeper (anyway) and so far I haven’t been able to go a whole night with it in. It’s not particularly uncomfortable and I haven’t bitten my tongue off – and I feel like my airway is clearer with it in (particularly when sleeping on my back).
So – so far – results are inconclusive!