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Hotel chain creates snore-free zone

Hotel chain creates snore-free zone

by Terri Gruca

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Posted on July 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 21 at 10:59 PM

Next time you go on vacation you may want to mind your Z’s -- (Sorry couldn’t resist!) -- at least if you stay at a Crowne Plaza hotel.

The hotel chain has developed what it calls the “first ever snore absorption room”. The idea is the result of research in the UK which found couples losing between one to five hours of sleep a night due to their partner snoring.
The hotel chain is testing the technology in London and at hotels in the Middle East with the hopes of rolling it out worldwide. So here’s what you’d get:
  • Sound proofing on walls to absorb the loud frequencies, deflect the sound waves and minimize the impact of snoring. The walls use egg box style foam which reduces the noise reverberating in the room
  • A specially designed sound absorbing head board that will work together with the sound proof walling to muffle the echo within the room
  • An anti-snoring bed wedge which acts as a body pillow, encouraging snoring guests to sleep on their sides or upright. Lying flat on your back makes the base of the tongue and soft palate collapse to the back wall of the throat which causes snoring
  • An anti-snoring pillow which uses rare neodymium magnets to create a natural magnetic field, opening the airways and stiffening the upper palate which vibrates during snoring
  • A white noise machine which is proven to help drown out the droning snoring noise and help sleep and relaxation
The hotel takes it one step further by having employees serve as “Snore Monitors.” Yes, they will pay people to patrol the halls in search of snore offenders. If a guest snores too loudly, they will bang on the door and can even ask that guest to stay out of the quiet zone on future visits.
Being a snorer myself ( I usually wake myself up), I’m not sure how I feel about this. What about you?
 
 

 

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