A new study of UK consumers has found that 89% of people whose partners snore lose sleep as a result – and on average as much as 1.5 hours per night. With sleep being interrupted, men and women who have partners who snore are left tired and ratty, not to mention not in the mood to make love.
In fact, more than half (54%) describe their partner’s snoring as irritating with 47% of couples arguing about their partner’s snoring at least once a week. The situation is so bad for some that 25% had even decamped to a different bed or another room to get some sleep when their partner snored.
Nineteen per cent of respondents have even thought about breaking up with their partners due to snoring, and it is well documented that snoring is the third biggest cause of divorce after infidelity and money problems.
Some other interesting key facts from the study include:
- More than 1 in 10 couples stated that snoring has had an impact on their sex life – either because they are too tired to make love or because they find their partner’s snoring a turn off.
- Men find women snoring more unattractive if they snore than vice versa (9.8% compared to 3.7%)
- More women than men take direct action with 10% of those asked admitting to pushing their snoring partners off the bed verses 3.7% of men
- Over half of partners give the snorer a dig in the ribs – the most common preventative snoring tactic
If this is you or your partner then do something about it now – it’s so easy to stop snoring overnight with an NHS Approved SleepPro mouthpiece.
Not only could it save your relationship – it could save your life too.
The questionnaire for the study was designed by world-renowned sleep expert, Dr Chis Idzikowski, who is Director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, and President of the Sleep Medicine Section of the Royal Society of Medicine.