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Gender and Health Risks of Sleep Deprivation

While you were sleeping, many things in your home were happening, and a snoring solution was NOT one of them. Your partner was thinking about their To-Do list for tomorrow. Your child came into your room wondering what that loud noise was. Your dog slept in the far reaches of the house as far away from your lair as possible. Your neighbour’s cat was yowling in the night to answer the call coming from your bedroom... yes, you were snoring.

As high as 20% of the population snores, one can imagine that there are some correlating percentages to the happiness of one’s partner within that number. Aside from the emotional havoc a snoring spouse or family member can reak, there are also many physiological problems associated with lack of sleep that the snoring-slumberer may be causing you or someone that you love.

On average, snoring can cause a partner to lose about one hour of sleep a night, that’s almost one night of sleep needed for a healthy life per week! Some of the obvious effects of lack of sleep are headaches, dizziness, and nausea. Some of the more serious effects are memory loss, raised blood pressure, and hallucinations. There have also been links found between sleep deprivation and diabetes (Type 2), stunting of growth, unhealthy weight fluctuations, and other indications of impairment in normal abilities.

As it’s been clearly noted in almost all versions of gender specific studies, men snore more than women, a lot more, in fact on average eight times more. Women that aren’t getting the right amount of zzz’s are more prone to problems such as coronary heart disease, interferences with pregnancy, weight gain , clinical depression, alcohol problems, and so on.

Perhaps we have to ask ourselves why it is that men are more likely to say they are getting a lack of sleep than women, men are more likely to snore than women, but both have a mental blockade in getting something as simple as a snoring mouth guard. Why risk your health when there are multiple aids to cure snoring? Research your options today for better living tomorrow morning!

Snoremate - 06 Sep 2010