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Ig Nobel prize awarded to snoring researcher in Zurich

National News // Sept. 15, 2017

A researcher at the University of Zurich has been awarded the not very sought after trophy – an Ig Nobel Prize.

Pixabay Ig Nobel prize awarded to snoring researcher in Zurich

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. 

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