Sawing logs, calling hogs, grinding gravel- whatever you call it, snoring is an annoyance no one wants to deal with, but many do. One out of three adults snore, and some studies even report numbers as high as 86% of men and 57% of women reporting snoring.1 The SleepScore Labs researchers did an extensive study of our members’ sleep patterns, focusing on those who reported they were snorers, over 36,000 members! Our findings shed new light on the existing research around snoring.
According to SleepScore data, 56% our members report snoring. Snoring appears to be more pronounced in men compared to women.
Additionally, SleepScore data shows that snoring increases with age, with snoring prevalence exceeding 70% in age groups 40 years and older.
Often times, it’s the snorer’s bed partner that has to deal with the consequences of snoring. Our data shows that it’s usually women who report having a bed partner that snores. If we assume that their bed partners are male, it aligns with our data findings that snoring is more prevalent in men.
What can you do to curb snoring?
If you or a partner suffers from snoring, you don’t have to suffer in silence (or in your case, in perpetual noise).
You can take the SleepScore Snore Quiz to quickly find out what kind of snorer you are and what kind of products would work best for you. Many people don’t know that there are a variety of different snoring types, meaning there are different anatomical factors that may be contributing to your snoring. You may be a nose snorer, tongue snoring, mouth snorer, or another combination, and each kind needs a different solution. The SleepScore Snore Quiz can help you easily find out what kind you might be, so you can make smarter buying decisions to reduce your snoring and get the sleep you need.
There are also lifestyle changes you can try, such as getting more active to lose weight, staying hydrated throughout the day, or working on exercises to strengthen your throat muscles. Keep reading more articles to learn more.