It’s time to get real — we all snore. Even if it’s just an occasional occurrence for you when you’ve got a cold or had too many drinks, chances are you’ve awakened your partner (or yourself) with snoring. It can be embarrassing, annoying, and exhausting.
While snoring is common and usually isn’t a cause for concern, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t address it. In fact, snoring can have a major impact on your relationships and your overall health and wellness. Mute conducted a poll of over 2,000 people ages 18 and older about sleep and snoring and what we found may surprise you — and maybe even spark a little change to your sleep routine!
According to our poll, 40% of people identify as someone who snores. Over half are male, with a little over 30% female.
Over two-thirds of the respondents said that someone in their household snores, and 40% admitted that it was them. (Hey, the first step is telling the truth!)
Snoring isn’t the only thing keeping people awake; in general, we found that respondents often have a tough time getting the quality ZZZs they need. Respondents told us that they’ve tried everything from weighted blankets to sleep apps to a heated or adjustable mattress or mattress topper, all in the pursuit of a good night’s sleep.
Stress and anxiety are the two main culprits for keeping people up at night, but a quarter of those polled said snoring was a concern. Yes, you read that right – nearly one in four people who have difficulty sleeping attributed it to snoring.
Those who snored blamed it on allergies, sleep apnea, congestion, sinusitis, and deviated septums.
Relationships tend to be most impacted by snoring. Here’s what we learned from our poll:
- Among those who have a spouse that snores, over a quarter say that their partner’s snoring has caused many fights in their relationship, and over half say that listening to their partner snore is just as bad as listening to road construction.
- Over half even admit to nudging or shoving their partner in the middle of the night due to their snoring!
- 75% of adults with a spouse or partner who snores wish they’d do something to reduce it.
Do you fall into any of these categories? Hopefully, seeing these numbers makes you feel less alone; like we said above, snoring happens to all of us at one point or another. But it shouldn’t be a permanent issue, so talk to your doctor if you have concerns about your health.
If you’re ready to try something new to potentially alleviate snoring, rescue your relationship, and help you sleep better, it’s time to meet Mute. Learn all about our revolutionary anti-snoring device.