InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is trialling the world’s first snore-absorbing room at nine Crowne Plaza hotels across Europe and the Middle East.
The room uses technology to help reduce the sound of snoring within the room and externally. Walls are soundproofed to absorb the sound frequencies and deflect sound waves. A soundproof headboard works in tandem with the walls to muffle the echo of the snoring. While an anti-snoring bed wedge encourages guests to sleep on their sides – a position which tends to reduce snoring – an anti-snoring pillow with neodymium magnets helps create a natural magnetic field, opening the airways and stiffening the upper palate. Finally, a white noise machine will help drown out any snoring and aid sleep and relaxation.
White noise machines and anti-snoring pillows have been available on the homeware market for some time but this is the first time the hotel industry has created a room dedicated to snore-free sleeping. This year, it was also revealed that Hollywood actor Tom Cruise had created a snore-proof room in his home.