Worried that your snoring could get in the way of your dating life? Well, you can rest assured knowing that 89% of people polled in a recent SleepRate survey revealed that snoring is not a deal breaker.
SleepRate, a company that helps people sleep better and improve their quality of life, released the results of its survey in an October 14th press release. According to the source, 75% of survey respondents indicated that they would like to know whether a potential partner snores even though snoring wouldn’t ultimately deter the vast majority of them from becoming involved with that person.
Of those surveyed, 60% said that they’ve been accused of snoring themselves, and only 19% worry that it might interfere with their relationships. But perhaps the most surprising – and definitely the most alarming – takeaway from SleepRate’s survey is that only 27% of respondents who snore indicated that they plan to do something about it.
What these individuals may not realize is that snoring is more than just a nightly nuisance. In fact, chronic snoring could be the sign of sleep apnea, a disorder that causes people to stop breathing multiple times during sleep.
Currently, more than 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, though data suggests that up to 80% of sleep apnea sufferers remain undiagnosed. This is worrisome, as untreated sleep apnea has been linked with a number of dangerous health issues, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and depression.
So even though your partner may be willing to deal with your snoring in the name of love, it’s important that you consult a doctor to determine whether you have sleep apnea. Once diagnosed, there are several treatment options that can alleviate your symptoms and prevent serious health complications.