There's a new type of hotel room on the horizon for those who have to put up with snorers.
The "snore absorption room" was tested at the Crowne Plaza London The City for from June 27-July 1 and in eight other hotels across Europe and the Middle East. The room used technology to help reduce repetitive nasal noise and included:
- 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 that reduces the noise reverberating in the room.
- A specially designed sound absorbing head board that works together with the sound proof walling to muffle the echo within the room.
- An anti-snoring bed wedge that acts as a body pillow, encouraging snoring guests to sleep on their sides or upright.
- An anti-snoring pillow that 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 that is proven to help drown out the droning snoring noise and help sleep and relaxation
“We’ve all been there. Lying wide awake at three o’clock in the morning burying our head under a pillow to drown out our partner’s snoring," said Tom Rowntree, a spokesperson for Crowne Plaza. "There’s nothing worse than being kept up all night, and that’s why we’ve designed this specific snore absorption room to help give our guests a great night’s sleep."
There are currently no plans to test the room in the U.S.
Would you pay extra to sleep in a snore absorption room? Or do earplugs suffice?