Do you wake-up alone?
You know when you have a snoring problem when you go to bed as a couple, yet wake-up alone.
Your throat is sore, perhaps you have a headache and no matter how long you spend in bed, you’re still dog-tired.
And, to make things so much better (!), your partner is grumpy and blames you for their poor sleep because you kept them awake… and they ‘had’ to sleep on the couch or in the spare room.
I’m a sleep-industry insider with a quarter of century of sleep medicine experience.
Snoring seems to have somehow created this relationship problem ‘out of thin air’. You might well feel lonely, irritated, hard-done-by even…
Help is at hand. And no this isn’t a sales push for some ‘cure all’ from the pharmacy…
British Snoring Statistics
Statistics mean very little when the problem is 100% a reality in your home. The stats tell us that an estimated 45%1 of adults snore. Which is essentially half of us!
It’s NOT funny. Not funny at all. Put aside the relationship issues (and yes divorce rates where snoring is cited…), snoring may be a symptom of a serious health problem.
Health Consequences from Snoring?
Well, apart from the risk of being murdered by your long-suffering, sleep-deprived partner 😉
[ Joke! – well at least you hope so! ]
Yes, there really are serious health risks. Snoring may well be your body noisily telling you something isn’t quite right when you breathe during sleep.
Heard of sleep apnoea?
Snoring is a major symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea. Along with excessive sleepiness, frequent need to pee in the night, morning headache, impotence (uh oh) and irritability.
Do NOT assume snoring is ‘just’ a noisy, night-time nuisance and then go on to ‘diagnose’ it and buy a ‘cure’ from credible sounding outfits. Dodgy British (and American) snoring cures, fixes and potions are aplenty.
They make a good living separating fools from their money. Snoring ‘cures’ has to be one of the oldest scams out there!
Instead, get signposted to find out what you need to stop snoring. You will also be screened for obstructive sleep apnoea.
Oh and it’s free:
Get signposted to stop snoring
Find out if a prescription anti-snoring device could help you stop snoring or if you should see your GP
1. Olson L G, King M T, Hensley M J, Saunders N A. (1995) A community study of snoring and sleep-disordered breathing. Prevalence. American Journal of Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 152: 711-716.