Your partner's snoring could be taking years off your life, says study

health 18/03/2021

Do you live with a snorer?

Well, not only can their snoring be annoying for you, but it could also be shaving years off of your life! Yikes.

Scientists at the John Hopkins School of Medicine have found that snorers actually disrupt their loved one’s sleep at night but also increase their blood pressure – and that’s not just from the arguments the next morning!

They examined a group of over 160 snorers and then looked how it affected their significant others.

In the experiment, experts found that 14% of subjects snoring exceeded decibel levels of 53. Two thirds of participants had noise levels of 45 decibels, which is the equivalent of sleeping next to a washing machine.

Not only can this sound raise the snorer’s blood pressure but also the person sleeping next to them.

High blood pressure could cause cardiovascular stress, breathing problems, diabetes, anxiety and even spark heart attacks!