First Great Western offers free nasal strips for snoring train passengers

Train company attempting to create more peaceful journeys

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First Great Western helps passengers enjoy a relaxing journey by minimising the snores during National Stop Snoring Week.
First Great Western offering free nasal strips to coincide with National Stop Snoring Week, Britain - 19 Apr 2015
To coincide with the start of National Stop Snoring Week, First Great Western is offering free nasal strips to help sufferers of both kinds: those that snore and the surrounding passengers who have to put up with it.

With a quarter of the 16 million people who fall asleep on trains prone to snoring, First Great Western has decided to hand out free nasal 'Shhh...nooze Strips' to passengers throughout National Stop Snoring Week (20-25 April).

The strips will be handed out at Paddington in an attempt to reduce snores.

According to First Great Western, men are one-and-a-half times more likely to snore than women as they get some 'R and R' on the move.

The train company revealed that people snoring is one of the biggest annoyances for rail passengers, as three fifths (60%) admit to finding it irritating when a fellow traveller falls asleep and snores near them. A further 27% state they are too worried themselves to sit back and properly relax for fear of dozing off and starting to snore.

One in five (20%) passengers would attempt to wake a fellow traveller who was snoring, while at least one in five also admits to dribbling (21%) and a third sleeping with their mouth wide open (34%).

Jamie Anderson, First Great Western's Campaigns Manager, said: "We care about our passengers and the journeys they take with us so it was interesting to learn that having a snooze on board was actually a cause of embarrassment and stress for some.

"Giving out our 'Shhh...nooze Strips' for National Stop Snoring Week is one way we're showing that we're dedicated to improving every aspect of our passengers' journeys - and in this case help put the 'shhhh' into 'shut-eye'."

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