Snoring Statistics – Facts You Need to Know

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Snoring statistics will show the extent and magnitude of how the snoring problem affects the total population as well as those people around them. These numbers also would indicate the need to face and solve this sleeping disorder.

Statistics of Snoring, An Infographic

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Below is the list of the numbers we compiled that are related to sleep disorders.

  • Two thirds of all partnered adults say that their partner snores.
  • There is an approximate ratio of 2:1 as to men to women who snore. However, this gap catches up after women reach menopause.
  • Approximately 50% of all patients who have essential hypertension are also afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea.
  • A person that is afflicted with untreated obstructive sleep apnea is up to four times as likely to have a stroke, as well as three times more likely to have heart disease.
  • One hour of sleep per evening is lost from a partner of a snorer and obstructive sleep apnea ; and this partner may wake up as many as 21 times per hour, a side-effect of apnea known as “Spousal Arousal Syndrome”.
  • A person that is afflicted with untreated obstructive sleep apnea is up to four times as likely to have a stroke, as well as three times more likely to have heart disease.
  • Snoring women are significantly shorter in height and heavier in weight than their non-snoring counterparts.
  • 5.6% of children snore habitually.
  • 0.7 percent to 10.3 percent of all children face problems with sleep apnea.
  • People that are suffering from obstructive sleep apnea are as much as six times more likely to be involved in a car crash than those without sleep disorders. This is due to the fact that they are drowsy from the condition.

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Last Updated: October 29, 2013


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