According to science, between 20 and 40% of the population snores at night, so you’re not alone if you’re one of them. Detecting snoring is important if we want to solve the problem and, as for almost everything, there is an application dedicated to it. Its name is RoncoLab, it accumulates more than a million downloads and has a score of 4.3 stars out of 5 on the Play Store. We wanted to try it to see how this curious app works, able to tell us if we snore, how much we snore, and for how long, in order to help us understand the circumstances of this problem.
A complete app that analyzes snoring
Although it may sound curious, RoncoLab is an app that records and analyzes our snoring, even if we go in parts. When you open the application we have an interface composed of four elements:
- Bedtime: Set a timer to activate the app within x minutes before we go to sleep, as well as put ambient sound
- Results: Shows the various sleep tests you’ve done at night
- Remedies: shows a list of possible snoring remedies, so that we can check if we have used any of them before bedtime
- Factors: Displays a list of different factors that can lead to the appearance of snoring
How does the app work?
By default, RoncoLab records samples of our snoring, although we can also get a recording of all the sounds of the night (something tedious to play and that would take up more memory). In the event that we leave it by default, the estimated space usage is 4 Megas. The app displays a graph with snoring. We can click on the exact moment when we were snoring to play the sound Once we have the recording done, we are shown a graph with the time of silence and the time we have snored.
The app also counts the time we have slept, how long we have been in bed, and throws a score as we have more or less snored. The funny thing about the recording is that it allows us to reproduce the snoring you have recorded. I mean, you can tell if at 5 in the morning you were silent or sounding like a helicopter. The main objective of the app is to know both the quality of the rest and the intensity of the snoring, so that we can know (and hear) if we snore, in order to try to remedy it.