Åke Sonerud and his wife Annette have been together for several decades. There have been three children… or perhaps we should say four.
The fourth is Åke Sonerud ’s innovation, a mechanical invention that lies behind the success of his company Oil Quick in Hudiksvall. Nowadays he has eased off a bit and handed over a great deal of the responsibility to his children Henrik and Linnea, in order to enjoy life as a pensioner together with his wife Annette.
The problem was made worse
In the beginning snoring was no great problem for the Soneruds.
– No, it wasn’t too bad. Back in those days one didn’t talk much openly about such problems, says Annette, who patiently had woken her husband every time he disturbed her night’s sleep.
Of course they’d heard of couples that had separate bedrooms because of such problems, but laughed at this and said that it was nothing that could ever happen to them.
When Åke’s snoring intensified over the years his wife had started to have had enough.
– When you have to wake several times per night and push your partner, well, in the end it gets to be too much.
Even Åke began to feel the consequences of his many years of snoring.
– I never really got into a deep sleep phase, which meant that I became very tired during the day and could easily fall asleep in front of the TV early in the evening.
“We want to be able to go to sleep and wake up together”
Åke Sonerud had read about the neuromuscular exerciser IQoro earlier. With an innovator’s spirit running in his blood, he thought that it sounded interesting.
– And the product was from my hometown so it seemed even more cool”, he adds.
After a lecture at his Rotary club on IQoro’s effect on both swallowing difficulties and snoring Åke Sonerud ordered a device and started the treatment program.
What a difference, almost unreal! After just a couple of months the snoring reduced both in strength and in frequency, says Annette.
To start with, Åke trained diligently three times per day according to the prescribed regime, and after a few months reduced to twice per day.
The quality of life for the Soneruds has been substantially improved. Åke feels significantly more rested and his daytime tiredness is gone. And more than that, his wife Annette now sleeps undisturbed.
– I have got back my night time peace. Wonderful that we didn’t need to go as far as separate bedrooms because we want to fall asleep and wake up together as we have always done, says Annette as she looks at her ex-snorer.