Sleeping Near Who Snores Can Be Harmful to Your Health, Study Says


Snoring can affect both your mental and physical health – as well as your relationship.

Living with a snorer can be a huge test of your patience – but it’s also been found to be damaging to your health.

As well as the obvious lack of sleep it often brings, it’s proven to affect both your mental and physical health in a number of ways.

Having a fractured sleeping pattern increases the risk of anxiety and depression, as well as our chances of developing obesity or suffering a stroke, so you’ve got science on your side next time you want to give a not-so-gentle prod to the person next to you.

Losing sleep can have a huge impact on our body’s ability to recover and fulfill biological functions, like memory consolidation and regulating metabolism , as reported by Bright Side .

Your partner’s snoring often interferes with your sleep and waking them up to make it stop will often upset them too, chipping away at your relationship little by little.

A negative atmosphere at home can result in stress, inflammation, changes in appetite and even a weakened immune system causes by the constant arguing.

ueen’s University in Canada carried out a study to find the affects of snoring on hearing, using four couples in which one person in the relationship had severe sleep apnea. It found the sound didn’t affect snorers much, but 100% of their partners suffered hearing damage equivalent to sleeping next to an industrial machine, especially in the ear closest to the snores.

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