"Quit Snoring" (formerly known
as "Snoring U") is an application iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
and Android that monitors and records sleep and helps
people who suffer from snoring. The Android verison is still called Snoring U.
Quit Snoring records your whole sleep session and graphically displays the noise level on a noise chart enabling you to zoom in to view and listen to specific periods of your sleep.iOS: Quit Snoring Version 7.1 is now selling at the Apple App Store.
Android: Quit Snoring Version 2.1.9 is now selling at Google Play.
Here is a short video we have
made about a previous version of Quit Snoring:
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QS does not claim to be, nor does it intend to be, a medical or clinical application. It endeavors to help people with sleeping disorders using a radically different approach compared to other methods.
The idea for "Quit Snoring" came to it's inventor from a real-life situation. While sleeping on his back and snoring his wife would tell him "Turn over and lie on your side!", he would do so and stop snoring, but would not remember the incident in the morning. One day his wife remarked that since his cell phone was so smart, surely it could identify snoring and be programmed to tell him to "turn over and lie on your side",hopefully, before she was woken up by the snores. This is how "Quit Snoring" came to be.
QS was developed under the guidance of Dr. Naveh Tov, MD, PhD. an Israeli physician specializing in internal pulmonary and sleep medicine.
Basically, QS attempts to help
the user not snore by "nudging" him when snoring is
detected. The "nudge" is triggered by a set of complex
rules that are applied to the noise level, noise pattern
and desired user behavior.
Some useful Q&A.
General Instructions for using
The Main Screen
The main screen shows as the "Monitor" tab. While you
are in this tab, "Quit Snoring" is constantly monitoring
the noise. Before going to sleep, make sure that you
press the green "Start" button and choose whether or not
you want to whole sleep session to be recorded, and with
what sound quality. You can also choose if you want the
monitoring to start immediately, or with a preferred
delay. Only then will QS actually start.
|The main screen will
state that it is working (or monitoring) and tell you
"Good Night". You will see the needle moving in the noise
gauge and if QS is also recording, you will also see a
small icon of a microphone with a flashing red dot.
You can press the "Pause" button to temporarily stop the monitoring if you for example want to go and change the settings or look at the history.
|When the application
is paused, the main screen will look like this. When you
want to resume the monitoring, just press the "Continue"
The "nudge" algorithm is visualized by a progress bar that
appears at the bottom of the noise gauge whenever a noise
is considered a possible snore and meets other criteria.
"Snores to Wait" is set to 3
snores, then after detecting the first snore, a red
progress bar will appear and a 1/3 of it will show:
If too much time passes (see the "Longest Silence"), the
progress bar will disappear. However, if the algorithm
detects a second snore with the necessary criteria, it
will progress to 2/3 of the gauge:
again, if the algorithm detects a third snore with the
necessary criteria, it will complete the bar and activate
After that, the gauge will display a receding green bar
which will take "Wait After
Nudge" seconds to complete (on subsequent "nudges"
it may increase time):
At any time during the night, you can stop QS from monitoring your sleep by pressing the "Stop" button. To resume monitoring your sleep you need to re-enable QS by pressing the "Continue" button.Note that when you "Stop" monitoring a sleep session SU continues to record the session but is not running the algorithm to detect snoring. Monitoring is resumed when you return to the "Monitor" screen and "Continue".
While QS is not monitoring, you
can visit the "History" , "Settings", or "Help" screens by
selecting the appropriate tab at the bottom of the
screen. You can only monitor sleep while in the Monitor
screen, so if you leave it, you will need to come back
to the "Monitor" screen and "Continue" monitoring.
The History screen displays a list of all the
sleep sessions that you monitored and saved using Quit
Snoring. By default each session is automatically saved
and the sessions are listed so that the most recent one
is at the top. Sessions that include a recording of the
sound are marked with the small icon of a microphone.
A yellow note icon means that the user
added his/her own notes to the sleep session.
To delete individual sessions from the list, tap the "Edit" button at the top right of the "History" screen and tap the button to Delete. You can delete all of the history by tapping the Erase All button at the top left of the screen.
You may get a full summary and
see a graph of the session by selecting the
button which is to the right of the date of the session.
|This will take you to the
"Summary" screen that provides some statistics and
allows you to continue into the graph. In the Summary
screen you find a questionnaire, where you are
encouraged to answer a few questions about your sleep.
This can be edited later as well.
The Summary Screen allows you to add your own personal note. This is a good place to write a note to yourself regarding the entire session (inside the graph you will also be able to add notes to individual events).
In the Summary screen you can also upload the session data to your computer, where you can process it with the associated software "SU Master". Using "SU Master", you'll be able to save space from your mobile device, examine your session using a more detailed graph and analyze your sleep session data with additional statistics tools.
Download SU Master at: www.snoringu.com/sumaster/download/
In the Summary screen you can also erase the sound file from the session if you don't want to save it anymore.
In this graph you can see that some parts of the
night were quiet (lows) while some were noisy (peaks).
graph showing the whole sleep session can be crowded, so
you can zoom in to interesting places in the graph. Do
this using the "+" and "-" icons or pinching and dragging
your fingers until you zoom on the desired period. This
app is capable of zooming in up to a level of about 1
In the graph a red pushpin indicates a "nudge". If you tap a pushpin, you will receive pop-ups describing it. In the image to the right, you can see a rather rhythmic noise pattern just before the red pushpins and a significant drop in the noise after them, which is a characteristic pattern of snoring followed by a successful nudge.
If the session was recorded, you can hear the recording by clicking the Play button. You can send the session data and the graph screenshot by e-mail by clicking the "Send Mail" button at the top right of this screen.
For best use, it is advised that you familiarize yourself with the different settings of this program. The app comes with factory set defaults for standard use but you may want to tweak the setting to your particular environment and preferences.
Note that all settings that you
change are being remembered indefinitely by the
Scrolling further down:
This screen is accessed from the
"Settings" screen "Select sound" option, by tapping
It enables you to manage the
list of sound clips played during a nudge (if this
option is turned on). To choose a sound clip, simply
highlight a line in the scrollable list.
To record a sound clip of your
own, tap the "Create New Nudge" button.
name the sound clip by taping the name field and using
the keyboard. Then, press the "Record" button and record
your message. When you are done press "Stop". Then you
can listen to your message by pressing "Play" and
"Record Again" if you need to. When you are satisfied
with the results press "Save" at the top right of the
screen. Your new recording will then be listed in the
"Nudge" list. The clip will only be used after you
select it in the "Select sound" list.
delete a sound clip, select "Edit" at the top right of
the screen, and then click the button next to the
clip you wish to delete. You will then need to confirm
the deletion by clicking the "Delete" button.
At PTech HM,
Ltd. we recognize that privacy is important. You can read
"Quit Yer Snoring!"
is a site with a lot of information about snoring including
help and a lot of advice about how to quit snoring!
The following is an independent study published in 10/2015, by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, giving Quit Snoring the first place (out of 126 apps) with the highest score.
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