Ig Nobel prize awarded to snoring researcher in Zurich
A researcher at the University of Zurich has been awarded the not very sought after trophy – an Ig Nobel Prize.
The Ig Nobel awards are presented by the magazine, the Annals of Improbable Research, and highlight rather odd studies.
Milo Puhan conducted a study which determined regular digeridoo playing can help snorers sleep better.
25 people who suffered sleep apnea due to their snoring were selected – half were taught to play the Australian instrument and the other half were a control group.
After four months, those who had been playing the instrument reported better sleep and felt more refreshed.
It’s thought the technique needed strengthens muscles in the mouth.