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Singing for Snorers
is a complete programme of singing exercises
specifically designed to reduce snoring caused by
lax muscles in the upper throat.


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Some people with
mild to moderate sleep apnoea/ apnea
have also found Singing for Snorers beneficial
- see research below -



The author is Alise Ojay
Alise is a choir director, singer and composer.
Alise designed and created Singing for Snorers after conducting the first research into the use of singing exercises to reduce snoring as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK in 1999.


On this website you can
find out about the Singing for Snorers exercise programme and
order the triple CD and booklet pack.




 
Latest News:

 

The results of a clinical trial of Singing for Snorers at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, UK have been published. The trial was a randomised controlled trial using the Singing for Snorers exercises with two patient groups: patients with mild to moderate sleep apnoea and patients with a chronic snoring problem. The trial took place at the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust Exeter, UK.

The author of the paper, Consultant Otolaryngologist Malcolm Hilton BM BCh FRCS, reports that there was a statistically significant reduction in daytime sleepiness and frequency of snoring after three months intervention using the Singing for Snorers exercises.

For further information, discussion and link to the published paper see the Research page.




 
The History of Singing for Snorers:


Initial research

 

A pilot research project conducted by Alise Ojay suggested that singing exercises can reduce snoring by toning lax muscles in the upper throat. [Ojay A, Ernst E. Can singing exercises reduce snoring? A pilot study. Complement Ther Med 2000; 8(3): 151-156]

 
Creating the exercises

 

With the aim of increasing the effect observed in the trial, Alise developed Singing for Snorers, a graded programme of singing exercises specifically designed to tone the muscles at the common sites of the snoring vibration. These sites are the soft palate, the tongue, the nasal passages and the palatopharyngeal arch.

 
Continuing the research

 

Since the launch of Singing for Snorers in 2002 there has been very encouraging feedback, not only from 'simple snorers', but also from people with sleep apnoea. This anecdotal evidence has supported efforts to inspire medical doctors to conduct clinical research into the effectiveness of the exercises. It takes time, of course, for any novel treatment to make in-roads into hospitals, but one decade on, one independent clinical trial of Singing for Snorers has been published and a second is being planned at a hospital in the United States. Feedback from users is hugely welcomed. Please use the Feedback Form.



 

A message from the author

Alise Ojay

These exercises are being sold in good faith with the hope that many people will benefit from them. Since they are part of on-going research and cannot carry a guarantee, I would like to quote one of many jubilant users of Singing for Snorers to help explain the 'good faith':

"Grateful thanks from me and my husband ... the singing exercises have helped to reduce my snoring from a very loud roar to a very quiet murmur...and [were] very enjoyable at the same time". 

This was a woman, referred to me by an ENT surgeon, who had tried many other remedies without success and was considering surgery. Not any more!

August 2014 update

For over ten years, since the launch of Singing for Snorers in 2002, I only quoted one customer on this website because I wanted to be able to offer you the reassurance of evidence from clinical trials rather than simply customer testimonials which might, in the absense of such independent evidence, give cause for scepticism. This took some restraint! However to celebrate the publication of the first such clinical trial, I am now allowing myself a whole page of testimonials (see Testimonials page) and two more quotes from happy customers here. I hope you agree that this is fair enough.  

"After being nudged awake, and told to roll over and stop snoring, every night for months, I decided to do a web search, to try to find a natural remedy that would help to quieten me down, so my husband and I could both get a better sleep. After Singing for a couple of weeks my husband reported I was much quieter, and by the end of the program I had stopped completely. I am so glad I found Singing for Snorers. It's fun to do, well presented, and worked wonders for me." CC, Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada. 

"I had sleep apnea with an AHI* of 40 - serious. I couldn’t tolerate CPAP. I felt terrible and thought my life was over. Fortunately in 2005, I became aware of the Singing for Snorers exercises created by Alise Ojay. I bought the CDs right away. I found that they were easy to do, did not take too much time, and the instructions that came with them were excellent. These exercises cured my sleep apnea – as confirmed by my pulse oximeter, by my wife who no longer heard me snoring or stop breathing and by my getting my energy and zest for life back – despite being in my 80s I got a job at my local college. This was 8 years ago now and I have remained without sleep apnea by continuing to use the exercises at a maintenance level." Charley Hupp, Arizona, USA  

(*Apnea-Hypopnea Index)