British scientists have developed an anti-snoring jab that they claim can cure noisy snoozing in just two minutes. The “snoreplasty” involves injecting a chemical called sodium tetradecyl into the roof of the mouth — the two-minute treatment eases snoring by stopping the soft tissue at back of the mouth from vibrating, the ‘Daily Mail’ reported.
In fact, the scientists led by Dr Hadi Al-Jassim, have treated 400 patients in Liverpool with the new injection as an alternative to painful surgery.
“As everyone knows, snoring can cause major problems for patients and in particular their partners. In most cases it’s the men who snore and their partners suffer sleep deprivation and at the end of the day you have to keep your partner happy — though women do snore as well.
“It causes all sorts of problems between partners and leads to marital, social and health problems. I am delighted with the treatment because, until this, there has been no effective treatment other than surgery,” Dr Al-Jassim of Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust was quoted as saying.
The jab costs just three pounds.
Via Times of India