Nicholas Machalak wants the Sharks to wake up and invest in Somnifix, his mouth strips that reduce snoring, in Shark Tank episode 1019. Somnifix was created by Nicholas' father, Andre – a Doctor and “champion snorer.” He patented his solution and wants his son to find a Shark to help quell the noise of the millions of snorers everywhere.
The product is sleep strips that tape your mouth closed while you sleep, redirecting air flow through the nose. This reduces mouth snores, dry mouth and improves sleep quality. It works alongside CPAP machines and nasal pillows too. By closing the mouth during sleep, this causes the tongue to naturally rest on the roof of the mouth which keeps nasal passages open. Without a Somnifix, the jaw can drop while sleeping, causing the tongue to cover your airway which results in snoring.
A box of single use, recyclable strips will set you back eighteen bucks. They're available on Amazon and the company website. Not everyone can use them though. If you have nasal breathing difficulties, are obese, have chapped lips, low blood pressure, have a cold, have sleep apnea or you've been drinking, you should not use Somnifix. Reviews on Amazon are mostly positive and people get real relief from this product.
Nicholas likely wants a Shark to help with distribution and with cash for inventory. Will a Shark like this company or think it's a snooze?
Somnifix Company Information
Posts about Somnifix on Shark Tank Blog
Somnifix Shark Tank Recap
Nicholas will pitch the panel of five Sharks on the business and its prospects for growth. He'll need to convince Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran that the company is worthy of a Shark investment. A good business plan, good financials, and sales data will impress the Sharks, but he’ll need to show them HE is capable of running the company to “Shark standards." A full pitch re-cap on Somnifix will be available on Shark Tank Blog once this episode airs.
Somnifix Shark Tank Update
The Shark Tank Blog constantly provides updates and follow-ups about entrepreneurs who have appeared on the Shark Tank TV show. Once an episode has aired, we monitor the progress of the businesses featured, whether they receive funding or not and report on their progress. The Shark Tank Blog will follow-up on Somnifix & Nicholas Machalak as more details become available.