National Stop Snoring week 2017

2017 – 24th – 28th April

Snoring noise and sleep disturbance – is it a threat to our health?

National Stop Snoring Week is the annual event promoting general awareness that nobody need suffer as a result of snoring: it is a condition that can be treated.

The sound of snoring is irritating and annoying and can lead to sleep deprivation for the bed partner. But the noise of snoring can also cause a number of health problems.

We all know how it feels if we have not had a good night’s sleep – we feel tired and sleepy all day, bad tempered, lacking concentration, and generally irritable. Bed partners who are disturbed every night by snoring they experience these symptoms every day.

 

Snoring noise and sleep disturbance – is it a threat to our health?

The sound of snoring is irritating and annoying and can lead to sleep deprivation for the bed partner. But the noise of snoring can also cause a number of health problems.

The level of noise that starts to have an effect on sleep is around 40dB.

The noise of snoring can range from about 50dB to 100+dB.

Research has consistently found that when exposed to noise at these levels, it can have a negative effect on all areas of wellbeing.

Sleep disturbance, hearing impairment, daytime functioning, mental health problems, cognitive issues and negative social behaviour can be symptoms of being subjected to loud noise over an extended period of time.

Sleep deprivation can also have a negative impact on body systems such as hormonal release, glucose regulation and cardiovascular function.

Some bed partners who sleep with a snorer try to ignore the noise. Although they may manage to sleep through the night, the quality of sleep is much reduced and they will not feel as refreshed in the morning as they should.

Noise tends to reduce deep refreshing sleep to more shallow sleep, and will reduce dreaming sleep.

Partners of snorers are at risk of hearing loss due to continuous exposure to noise.

Some partners who sleep apart from their snorer have feelings of guilt in leaving the bedroom – but they have a right to a good night’s sleep.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) document several categories of adverse health and social effects from noise.

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So how can these issues be resolved?
The snorer must acknowledge the problem and take steps to resolve it. Snoring will not go away – it will only get worse if not addressed.

Self-help remedies – see http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk for help & information.

If you cannot resolve the snoring by self-help remedies seek professional help to find the cause and appropriate treatment. Make an appointment to see one of our sleep specialists in our clinic. http://www.thereigatesleepclinic.co.uk

KEY POINTS:

  • NOISE LEVEL THAT STARTS TO HAVE AN EFFECT ON SLEEP IS 40dB
  • SNORING SOUND RANGES FROM 50dB TO 100+dB
  • THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) DOCUMENT SEVERAL CATEGORIES OF ADVERSE HEALTH AND SOCIAL EFFECTS FROM NOISE
  • EXPOSURE TO NOISE AT NIGHT CAN LEAD TO POOR HEALTH
  • BED PARTNERS WHO SLEEP WITH A SNORER HAVE REDUCED QUALITY AND QUANTITY OF SLEEP
  • SLEEPING WITH A SNORER CAN CAUSE HEARING IMPAIRMENT FOR THE BED PARTNER

 

Click the link below to take our short questionnaire.

http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk/nssw2016/

 

For more information on National Stop Snoring week including tips and advice on how to stop, products to buy which may be beneficial and tests to take click on the link below

http://www.britishsnoring.co.uk

 

 

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