When a soft palate kills, a big problem arises. If only one person notices the unpleasant noises, sometimes the others can hardly think of sleep. On a ship where a relatively large number of people live together in a confined space, the annoyance for fellow sailors is particularly great. Because the snoring can be heard throughout the boat, there is no protection. A problem for which a dentist now wants to have found an astonishingly simple solution.
The Kiel physician Dr. Susanne Schwarting has been dealing with the problem of nocturnal disturbances for a long time. She knows from experience in her own club that even whole families' sailing holidays together threaten to fail because of the snoring skipper.
The noises that arise when snoring reach a volume of up to 90 decibels - this is far more than is allowed in the workplace. Schwarting found the solution in America. Your therapy is much more convenient than some other means that were previously supposed to prevent the annoying noises.
You can read in the current issue of YACHT what the new therapy is, what the chances of success are and whether Schwarting's therapy also brought relief to the submarine captain, whose ship could be located during exercises due to his loud snoring.