Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Facts about snoring!

“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.”
Anthony Burgess


Why am I up at 5:30 in the morning? Yes, admitteldly it is partly due to our new exciting environment. Some of you might be thinking: "Hey, you're in Paris! Why would you want to sleep anyway?"

I cherish my sleep. I love cuddling beneath my duvet and snuggling up for a good night sleep. Only I have not been getting much of that lately, thanks to my snoring hubby!!! What to do?

Since I'm up I thought I'd share some interesting facts about snoring with my readers published by www.britishsnoring.co.uk:

1.) The 3 main reasons for snoring are: being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol.

2.) Snoring sound is air turbulance vibrating the structures in the ‘upper airway’.

3.) Snoring sounds range from 50dB to 100dB - the equivalent to a pneumatic drill. (My husband is in the upper range!)

4.) Snoring can be hereditary - nearly 70% of snorers have a familial link.

5.) Bed partners of snorers report they have just 3-5 hours sleep per night. (Yes, that would be me at the moment!)

6.) Bed partners of snorers visit their GP more frequently than bed partners of non-snorers.

7.) Snorers and their bed partners are more likely to be hard of hearing than non-snorers and their partners. (Oh, gosh no, don't say that!)

8.) Over one third of couples report disharmony within the relationship due to snoring. (Mmmmmhhhh, I wonder why?!?!)

9.) Sleep quality rather than quantity is more of an issue. Poor sleep quality exacerbates poor health. (And VERY bad moods in my case)

10.) Sleep loss affects newly learned skills more than well known skills. (Keep in mind!)

11.) Despite evidence to the contrary, bed partners report better sleep quality when sleeping with their snoring partner than when they sleep alone. (Yeah, right?)

12.) The louder you snore, the more likely you are to be overweight. ( Luckily NOT the case)

13.) In 1910 we were sleeping for approximately 9 hours per night. In 2009 we sleep for around 6-7 hours. (That's why we call them "The good ol'days")



Have a lovely day!


3 comments:

The Expat Wife said...

oh my non drinking non smoking husband snores louder if he gains a little weight.

Thankfully I sleep like a log so I don't hear a lot of it but our daughter sometimes says it wakes her up in another room!

Expat with Kids said...

Same here, our daughter claims she hears her Papi down the hall way. ;)
Good luck with your move to Bangkok!

Richard C. Lambert said...

Some of you might be thinking: "Hey, you're in Paris! Why would you want to sleep anyway?" pure sleep review

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