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Feedback from customers is hugely appreciated. Feedback played an essential part in justifying the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, UK clinical trial of the 'Singing for Snorers' exercise programme and is used to support the case for further clinical research. Furthermore, the booklet accompanying the exercises has been regularly updated to include valuable suggestions from customers.

If you have used the exercises and wish to give feedback please either:

(a) use the Feedback Questions below*, or

(b) send an email with your own informal feedback


Please email feedback to

feedback@singingforsnorers.com


*To use the Feedback Questions: copy and paste the questions (below) straight from this webpage into your own email "create" or "compose" box; or alternatively, so you can navigate around the questions more easily, paste them into a Word Document first while you read and answer them, and then either attach the Word Doc to the email you send to Singing for Snorers, or paste the completed form into your email.

Please type your answers after the questions. Simply leave a space and then type an "X" next to your choice of reply whenever the questions are "multiple choice". If none of the alternatives offered seem quite right, feel free to add your own and mark it with an X.


Feedback Questions

Confidentiality

Your name, e-mail and postal address will be treated as confidential and will not be passed on to any third party. However we would very much appreciate having the option of being able to contact you about your feedback. Clearly this will improve the quality of our research considerably.

Personal Details

Your name: ...


Your e-mail: ...


Your postal address: ...


Please quote the last two words on page 24 of the "Singing for Snorers" booklet: (This question is simply here to provide some evidence that you are indeed a user of "Singing for Snorers". (If your booklet is not to hand please write something else that will provide the necessary evidence.)
...

1. Are you male or female?
- male
- female

2. How old are you?
...

3. Are you overweight?
- no
- a little
- quite a bit
- very

4. Do you suffer from nasal congestion (e.g. polyps, allergy causing blocked nose at night, deviated septum)
- yes
- no

5. Do you smoke?
- yes
- no

6. Have you had any operations on your nose or throat (other than normal dentistry like fillings and tooth extractions, or the removal of tonsils / adenoids)
- yes
- no

6b. If yes please give details:
...

7. Do you drink alcohol regularly?
- most nights
- a few times a week
- a few times a month
- not at all

Your Snoring History BEFORE Starting "Singing for Snorers"

8. Approximately how old were you when you started to snore?
...

9. Why do you think you started to snore?
...

10. How often did you snore before starting the "Singing for Snorers" exercise programme?
- every night
- most nights
- occasionally

11. How loudly did you snore?
- very loudly (heard a few doors away)
- loudly (heard next door)
- loud enough to be a problem
- not very loudly but I was still concerned about it
- other (details):
...

12. Did you have "sleep apnoea"?
- yes
- no
- don't know

12b. If you answered yes to question 12, would you say your sleep apnoea was
- mild
- quite bad
- severe

12c. If you answered yes to question 12, were you using a C-PAP machine?
- yes
- no

13. Before starting "Singing for Snorers" had you tried other treatments for snoring?
- yes
- no

13b. If yes please give details including whether they helped:
...

14. Had you considered surgery for your snoring?
- yes
- no

14b. Any comments about surgery?
...

Your Singing History

15. Before you started the "Singing for Snorers" exercise programme when was the last time you sang loudly on a regular basis (at least weekly)?
- never have
- as a child
- other (details):
...

16. Before starting "Singing for Snorers" did you enjoy singing on the whole?
- yes
- no

17. Before starting "Singing for Snorers" did you find it fairly easy to follow a tune?
- yes
- no

18. Before starting "Singing for Snorers" did you find it fairly easy to sing more or less in tune?
- yes
- no

The "Singing for Snorers" Exercise Programme

19. Did you feel your throat muscles were worked by the singing exercises?
- yes very strongly
- yes quite a lot
- yes a bit
- no not really

20. Did you do the exercises consistently?
- every day for at least 3 months
- most days for 3 months
- about every other day
- about 2 days a week
- about once a week
- less than once a week (!!!!)

21. Did you sing the exercises strongly?
- yes I built up to being able to sing them very strongly
- yes quite strongly for me
- no not very strongly
- no not strongly at all

22. Did you enjoy the exercise programme?
- yes
- it was OK
- no

23. Did your motivation hold out or did it start to flag?
- it held out for 3 months
- it flagged after
... (approx. days / weeks/ months)

24. Things you liked and things you didn't like about the exercises

- I liked: ...

- I didn't like: ...

25. Comments and suggestions for improving the programme

- Comments: ...

- Suggestions: ...

Your Snoring AFTER Completing "Singing for Snorers"

26. Please say how you have monitored your snoring (you may mark more than one)
- self-report
- sleeping partner
- other people in the same house
- other:
...

27. Has your snoring changed since doing the singing exercises for at least 3 months?
- yes
- no

28. Are there any other factors that may, in your opinion, be more significant than the singing exercises to explain this change or lack of change in your snoring? (e.g. have you lost or put on a lot of weight)
- yes
- no

28b. If yes please give details:
...

29. Are you snoring less or more frequently?
- I think I've stopped
- far less
- a little less
- no change
- a little more
- far more

30. Is your snoring quieter or louder?
- nothing is being heard
- far quieter
- a little quieter
- no change
- a little louder
- far louder

31. If you think your snoring has reduced as a result of doing the singing exercises approximately how long into the programme before you started noticing an effect?
- not applicable
- after a week
- after a fortnight
- after a month
- after two months
- during the third month
- after four months
- other:
...

32. Do you wake yourself with your snoring less or more often?
- not applicable
- I used to before doing the singing exercises but now I don't seem to at all
- far less often
- less often
- about the same
- more often
- far more often

33. Do you wake up with a sore throat less or more often?
- not applicable
- I used to before doing the singing exercises but now I don't seem to at all
- far less often
- less often
- about the same
- more often
- far more often

34. Do you wake up feeling less or more tired?
- much less tired
- less tired
- about the same
- more tired
- much more tired

35. If you had "sleep apnoea" before starting the singing exercise programme have you noticed any change in your symptoms?
- not applicable
- yes
- no

35b. If yes please give details:
...

36. Have you noticed any other changes to your health or well-being as a result of doing the "Singing for Snorers" exercises?
...

37. Have there been any positive effects on your lifestyle since doing the exercises? e.g. relationship with a partner or members of the household or how you feel about staying over-night away from home.
- yes
- no

37b. If yes please give details:
...

38. If you and your partner slept in separate beds before starting "Singing for Snorers" has this changed?
- not applicable
- we still sleep in separate rooms
- we're back together in the same room

38b. Any comments:
...

39. Has your speaking voice been affected in any way?
- yes
- no

39b.If yes please give details:
...

40. Has your singing voice changed?
- yes
- no

40b. If yes please give details: (e.g. stronger, more agile, easier to sing in tune)
...

41. Have there been any negative effects you have experienced from doing "Singing for Snorers" that you would like to register?
- yes
- no

41b. If yes please give details:
...

42. Do you intend to keep doing the exercises for longer or at a maintenance level?

For longer once a day
- yes
- no

Maintenance level
- yes
- no

43. If you were considering surgery before you started the programme are you still considering it?
- not applicable
- no because the exercises have helped reduce my snoring so much it no longer seems justified
- no
- yes

43b. Any comments:
...

44. How did you hear of "Singing for Snorers"?
...

45. Any other comments?
...


Your help with our research is much appreciated.

Please send the completed form to feedback@singingforsnorers.com

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide this valuable feedback!