What is the study?
In collaboration with the Radian Institute and advised by researchers from Mayo Clinic, Soundly is conducting a research study on the benefits of gamified myofunctional therapy to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
Myofunctional therapy is comprised of exercises for the upper airway muscles that have been shown in studies to reduce snoring and sleep apnea. The outcomes, however, are highly variable. Some people experiencing small reductions and others have reductions greater than 80%.
The goal of this study is to better understand who responds to myofunctional therapy and why.
Myofunctional therapy exercises are push-ups for your tongue!
Myofuncational therapy works by addressing the root cause of snoring: a weak upper airway. Soundly is a fun gamified app with unique myofunctional exercises. In the Soundly app you control characters on the screen and exercise your airway at the same time. It's like doing push-ups for your tongue!
How it works
Step 1: Download the app and consent to be in the study. If you don't want to be part of the study you can still use the therapy for free. If you do not consent your anonymous data will not be used in our research study and will not be able to help others.
Step 2: Daily video guides lead you through gamified exercises and you answer simple in-app questionnaires. Your daily exercises only take 5 to 10 minutes a day.
Step 3: Sleep better! The results of the study will be published in a peer reviewed journal to help patients and doctors better understand who myofunctional therapy works for and why. Yay science!
Meet The Team
Brian Krohn, PhD
Dr. Brian Krohn is the Managing Director of the Radian Institute and co-creator of Soundly. Dr. Krohn's passion is helping bring ideas from lab out into the world to help people live healthier and more sustainable lives. He has conducted research in renewable energy, sustainable food, digital health, and medical devices.
Umesh Goswami, MD
Dr. Umesh Goswami is a Pulmonary medicine, Critical Care medicine and Sleep medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix. He is passionate about studying alternative treatment options for sleep related breathing disorders and other sleep conditions.
Reviews from research participants
"Soundly has created a simple app to help strengthen my throat muscles. Using it has contributed to blessing how much I snore. It's quick, fun & I sleep more Soundly!"