We often write about anti-snoring apps as the best options to detect early-stage snoring and prevent sleep apnea. Though using the app may be very intuitive and clear, there is one thing you might need help with: analytics. Most sleep apps have it, but some people find the graphs, charts and percentages unclear. Here, we explain how to read and interpret some parts of the sleep report in Goodsomnia Lab.
What are key sleep metrics
When you wake up and tap the “End” button, the app collects all the information of your sleep, analyzes it and prepares a report. This report includes:
- total sleep time;
- total snoring time;
- snoring intensity (snuffling, mild, moderate, severe);
- snoring graph;
- snoring volume;
- snore value (snore score);
- snoring frequency (snoring index score);
- average snoring.
It calculates how much time you oversleep or what is your sleep debt and what your snore score is.
There’s a conclusion that includes recommendations and predictions; for example, how likely you are to have OSA. It’s like your pocket doctor: the app is your support and gives you a good understanding of what is going on when you close your eyes.
If you track your sleep regularly for weeks and months, you can see the dynamic and notice the disease in the first stages. But remember the treatment process should begin with a consultation with a specialist, and the app gives valuable information to your doctor.
Snoring Index and Snore Score
Snoring Index is the number of snore events per hour. It’s snoring frequency divided into total sleep time. It’s difficult to calculate the snore index normal range as it depends on different factors like the sleep stage and sex. Snore index is higher in slow-wave sleep compared to NREM and REM sleep, and the Snore Index scale is 23% higher for men.
Snoring score is a percentage of sleep time out of total sleep time that you snored, also known as snore value. Snore score range is usually represented in the snore score chart.
This chart shows the average snore volume and the total duration of snoring episodes. The main aim of snoring scale score is to compare your snoring across multiple nights. Sometimes doctors advise taking a snore score test to measure the impact of some remedies and figure out what works and what doesn’t.
Now, you may use this article as a crib. You shouldn’t learn all the information by heart because visiting a doctor is a must when it comes to sleep. The sleep report is a big help for your doctor and a great value for you.