Snoring is never great news, but often it's harmless (other than the pain your sleeping partner may feel). In some cases, though, it's a sign of something serious.
Snoring is not an illness, but it is a symptom. Just as a cough can be a symptom of pneumonia, snoring can be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnea.
Sleeping with a snorer isn't just annoying -- it's also unhealthy.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter.
But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.
Nowadays we think it’s laughable to imagine that a mere 50 years ago, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo slept in twin beds on TV for the sake of propriety and censorship...But many couples today are still embracing the twin bed — and it has little to do with sex. It’s about a spouse or partner who snores.
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Many take snoring as just a funny nuisance, but really it can be a sign of bigger problems.
I snore. My wife snores. Our cat snores. Next door’s dog snores. I’ve heard zoo animals snore. Revealing your position to every predator within earshot when you are vulnerable has got to be a bad idea. But we don’t snore all the time, so it’s not an unavoidable activity like breathing. So why hasn’t evolution eliminated snoring?
If you don’t snore, you likely know someone who does. Between 19% and 40% of adults snore when they sleep, and that percentage climbs even higher, particularly for men, as we age. It’s a nuisance for bed partners, but researchers say we shouldn’t be so quick to write off snoring or other forms of disrupted breathing while asleep as mere annoyances; instead, they could be affecting the brain, according to new research.
Your snoring might sound like a tractor revving up, but it could actually indicate that the cells in your veins are breaking down.
Winston Churchill was a notorious snorer. So, allegedly, was Queen Victoria. They have plenty of company. Roughly 1 in 3 men and 1 in 4 women snore every night or almost every night, according to statistics from the National Sleep Foundation.
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