Once-a-Night Pill Could Stop Your Partner Snoring for Good | 22 Words

Calling all long-suffering, sleep-deprived partners: Help is on its way!

A company has come forward this week claiming that they have invented a pill that, when administered once every night, could put a stop to snoring for good. 

It sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Well, keep scrolling to read the full details...

Snoring has long been one of the more irritating aspects of life.

Whether you're a snorer yourself or you're simply the forbearing partner who shares a bed with a serial snorer, you'll know just how infuriating the sound can be.

These people know, that's for sure...

But don't worry, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

A newly developed pill may be the savior for snorers and their long-suffering partners, with claims that it could help ease symptoms of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

The clinical-stage company, Apnimed, has been trialing the pill...

Which, for now, is known as AD109.

The Daily Mail reported that the tablet contains 2 drugs that are already in common use...

But have simply been repurposed to help those with sleep apnoea - the official name given to the condition that causes breathing to stop and start while you sleep.

The first drug involved is atomoxetine.

This is widely used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, by increasing levels of a brain chemical known as noradrenaline to help improve concentration.

And the second drug is oxybutynin.

This is commonly prescribed to people with urinary incontinence, reducing spasms in muscles that control the bladder.

Now, I know what you're thinking...

How can these 2 seemingly random drugs help with combating snoring?

Well, when put together, these drugs could work effectively to putting a stop to snoring altogether.

The scientists working on the new pill believe the noradrenaline could help keep airway muscles in good condition, while they're confident the oxybutynin could help hold the tongue in place, rather than letting it flop over and block the throat - which can cause snoring.

And the results speak for themselves.

The initial results of the trials have so far suggested that the pill could ease snoring problems by up to seventy-four percent.

Where do I sign up?

Sadly, it's still early days, so we might be waiting a while until this pill is ready to hit the shelves. Phase 2 clinical trials are set to begin next month. Okay, snoring is mostly annoying but, sometimes, it can be downright funny. Keep scrolling to read about the husband who got a photo of his wife snoring tattooed onto his skin...