'Anti-snore' Ring May Not be as Effective as It Claims

by Savitha C Muppala on  March 26, 2010 at 8:16 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 'Anti-snore' Ring May Not be as Effective as It Claims
The "anti-snore" therapeutic ring publicised to be the best treatment for silent sleep has been asked to take back its claims, according to the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC).

The "anti-snore" ring is worn on the little finger and according to the manufacturer pressure balls on the inside of the device produce a "calming effect" that stops snoring and promotes better sleep.

But the ACCC said the firm had agreed to remove claims from its website that the ring had a "proven history of successful drug-free treatment of snoring" and was "tested and recommended by a physician".

Ron Grunstein, a professor of sleep medicine at the Woolcock Institute at the University of Sydney, suggested pharmacies shouldn't sell unproven treatments for snoring and insomnia.

He said patients often wasted huge sums of money on such snoring treatments before seeking medical help.

"No matter how much advice [we give] about these treatments having very little effect, people still get ripped off," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Grunstein, as saying.

Ken Harvey, of La Trobe University, added: "Devices that make absolutely crazy claims are doing very well in Australia." (ANI)

Source: ANI

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