Is snoring more than a nuisance?

Is snoring more than a nuisance?

A recent study in the Journal Laryngoscope 2015, volume 125, pages 2413- 2416, noted snoring in approximately 53% of respondents with more males likely to report snoring than females. Snoring, as expected, increased with increasing BMI (body mass index = increased weight).The study indicates that snorers were more likely to report falling asleep while driving, having a diagnosis of coronary artery disease, having had a depressive disorder, and having poor quality of sleep.
Though snoring is considered to be an annoyance, the self reported study indicates that there are significant negative sleep pattern behaviors, including decreased sleep time, failure to obtain enough sleep as well as higher incidence of certain medical illnesses in patients who are snoring.

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