How to stop someone from snoring is a question we get asked a lot. And our usual answer is to suggest one of our luxurious wedge pillows for snoring. But there are others who suffer in silence, believing that its just noise and they have to get “used to it” or even wear ear plugs. But now we have something that’s come to light that says you should not put up with a snoring partner. Here’s why:
A partner who is always snoring can cause your blood to boil, for you to chuck pillows at them, kick them, in short to anything to stop that terrible noise. But now it seems that having a snoring partner is not just a nuisance, it is also bad for your health.
A study into how aircraft noise affects people has discovered that it can raise your blood pressure even if the noise doesn’t wake you up! Furthermore they found that this was not just limited to aircraft noise, but also to the noise of your partner snoring. Here’s how they came to this conclusion:
Scientists from Imperial College London and other European institutions monitored 140 sleeping volunteers in their homes near London Heathrow and three other major European airports. The researchers measured the volunteers’ blood pressure remotely at 15-minute intervals and then analysed how this related to the noise recorded in the volunteers’ bedrooms.
People with high blood pressure (hypertension) have an increased risk of developing heart disease, stroke,kidney disease and dementia. High blood pressure is defined by World Health Organisation as being 140/90mmHg or more.
The researchers found that volunteers’ blood pressure increased noticeably after they experienced a ‘noise event’
— a noise louder than 35 decibels — such as aircraft traveling overhead, traffic passing outside, or a partner
snoring. This effect could be seen even if the volunteer remained asleep and so was not consciously disturbed.
As you would have it, some of these people had partners that snored, and even when there was no aircraft noise, the scientists noticed that their blood pressure rose. The only possible cause of this was the noise from their snoring partner.
The noise events caused an average increase in systolic blood pressure of 6.2 mmHg and an average
increase in diastolic blood pressure of 7.4 mmHg.
The researchers found that the increase in blood pressure was related to the loudness of the noise, so that a
greater increase in blood pressure could be seen where the noise level was higher. For example, for every 5dB
increase in noise at its loudest point, there was an increase of 0.66 mmHg in systolic blood pressure.
So if you have a partner that snores really, really loudly, you could be having incidents of really high blood pressure while you sleep. No wonder you feel tired the next day!
Wedge Pillows For Snoring
Luckily for us, other research conducted at Harvard has shown that wedge pillows for snoring actually work and can reduce or even eliminate snoring. The ideal height of the wedge pillow was found to be 8″. Using a wedge pillow not only helped the snorer’s partner, but also the snorer, as they reported feeling more rested and revived after a good nights sleep.
Our Sleepnitez pillow is designed to eliminate or reduce snoring. The top layer is made from luxuriously soft memory foam which is 3.25″ thick. The memory foam is of the finest quality and is guaranteed to maintain its shape for the lifetime of the pillow. The lower layer give it a firm polyurethane foundation, to support you in the correct position throughout the night.
Get our anti snoring pillow today and improve the health of not only yourself, but you long suffering partner.
You can see the finding of the research here: http://www.aph.gov.au/DocumentStore.ashx?id=b2c76e51-c622-4301-82d3-822767239537 Please note that it is a pdf document so it will start a download to your computer.