Mia over at Popgadget describes this specialized pillow from (where else?) Japan:
This new pillow by Francebed Medical Service Co. should settle the issue by recording the snores, as well as helping to find out which pillow position makes the snoring stop, or at least ease in volume. The recording device is attached to a sensor in the pillow, which has three layers of stuffing, so that the snoring sleeper can find out if differing the pillow height affects the snoring. The same monitoring could be achieved with any sound activated recording device and a mountain of different-sized pillows but I really don’t think I ever want to hear what I sound like sleeping. I like having the option of denial.
Here is free clinical advice for all of you obstructive sleepers out there. To save yourself a trip to Japan, put up a tee shirt that has a breast pocket, so the pocket is on the back. Insert tennis ball into the pocket, and go to sleep. Since most people obstruct while sleeping on their back, you will not: you will be forced to sleep on the side. Save your heart from pulmonary hypertension: snoring often is way too serious a symptom to ignore.
Link at Popgadget…
(hat tip: Gizmodo)