With the pressures of life today, many people may find it difficult to fall asleep when bed time rolls around.
Some might decide to listen to an audio book, others might try watching an ASMR video to relax their mind.
But if you’ve tried those and found the results not to your liking, why not give this a go.
Blue singer Simon Webbe, acclaimed music producer Aubrey Whitfield and PlayOJO have joined forces to create a charity single with a difference – the difference being that it can help put people to sleep.
Called ‘Snored to Sleep’, the unusual song aims to lull you into a deep slumber, using the sound of snoring.
Yes, you read that right… snoring apparently can be soothing.
The one minute 40 second track combines the sound of crowd-sourced snoring with a slow melody, low frequencies and a rhythmic, repetitive bass – all of which have been linked to lowering heart and breath rates.
Scientific studies have shown that this can lead to reduced brain activity, creating the perfect environment for restful sleep, whilst also creating the paradoxical situation of snoring helping, rather than hindering, a good night’s kip.
Research revealed in National Stop Snoring Week by PlayOJO revealed that over 65 percent of Brits have experienced disrupted sleep due to snoring and worse, nearly a fifth of couples regularly argue about snoring.
On top of that it’s estimated that 1.5 million adults in the UK suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea, characterised by snoring, yet 85 percent of cases remain undiagnosed.
All proceeds from the song will be donated to Hope2Sleep – a charity that works to combat sleep-related health problems such as sleep apnoeas.
Speaking about the song, Simon Webbe said: “I never thought in a million years one of my snores would feature on a track, but it has!
“There’s a first for everything! In all seriousness though, it’s great that we can do something so positive with an issue that can cause health issues for some people – we’re here to help, and maybe even reverse snoring from keeping people up to helping put them to sleep.”
Aubrey Whitfield added: “I’ve worked with international artists including the likes of Little Mix and Kelly Clarkson, producing hundreds of commercial pop, dance and acoustic songs, but I’ve never made a track like this.
“From the very beginning, I knew it was going to be a challenge, but snores are more fun to mix than you’d think! I had a lot to play with, from a baby snore, to a deeper whale sounding snore, which I used to add a beat. To ensure the track sounded softer all round, I used a range of blending techniques and used higher-frequency snores to match the opening mellow music, with the deeper snores coming when the drums start a bit later on in the track.”