Anyone who has to sleep next to someone snoring at night knows what an awful feeling that is.
Just as you are finally dozing off into sleep on your pillow, a sound that can only be described as a giant balloon deflating wakes you up, and it never stops. Making it impossible to fall asleep properly during the rest of the night.
But in addition to being annoying, a snoring partner can be dangerous to your health, according to new research.
40% of men were snoring
According to statistics, 40% of adult men snore at night, while in contrast, only 24% of adult women do. These numbers mean women’s health is more at risk.
Experts at the Sleep Research Society in Darien, Illinois, have done a study on people snoring and the consequences it has on those forced to sleep next to them.
In the study, published here, the researchers found that a snoring partner disturbs sleep so much that it poses a health risk.
The research showed that 14% of the participants snore at a sound level exceeding 53 decibels.
“Noise pollution in excess of 53 dB(A) [decibels] has been associated with adverse cardiovascular events in exposed populations,“ the study explained.
Constant exposure to snoring while you are trying to sleep can put a lot of stress on your heart. Leading to a variety of cardiovascular-related issues.
The kidneys, the brain, and your eyes could be negatively affected by this.
In other words, it’s time to have a chat with your snoring partner! So press that SHARE button and spread this important information!