National Stop Snoring Week 2008
THE BRITISH SNORING & SLEEP APNOEA ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL STOP SNORING WEEK
21 - 26 April 2008
With National Stop Snoring Week just a few months away we will be making even more noise than ever this year!
As a result of our research we will be discussing the physical and psychological effects that snoring has on both snorers and their bed partners.
Snoring is affecting the health of the nation:
Research reveals that both snorers and their bed partners are more likely to suffer adverse health conditions than non-snoring couples. Snorers are at a much higher risk of adverse health conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and high cholesterol, and with snoring sounds reaching up to 100dB, it's little wonder that bed partners are suffering from excessive tiredness, headache, gastro-intestinal irritability, nausea and palpitations.
I'm sick of his snoring:
Sleep deprivation caused by snoring can have a devastating psychosocial effect on the bed partner. Our research found that 97% of bed partners suffer from chronic sleep deprivation as they are prevented from getting to sleep and are constantly woken during the night. They claim to have just 3-5 hours sleep every night. Conditions such as lack of concentration and motivation, anxiety, depression, irritability and being argumentative are more apparent in bed partners of snorers than those of non-snorers.
Does he care that he keeps you awake?
With 15 million snorers in the UK, more and more bed partners are complaining of sleep deprivation and the consequent health effects. More than three quarters of bed partners believe their bad health would improve if the snoring stopped. But just how many snorers care enough about their partner's bad health to try and stop? We will be discussing this dilemma and hope to encourage more snorers to take action to stop for the sake of their bed partner and for a lasting relationship.
If you would like to receive a press pack please follow the link:
- Current research and results.
- Statistics (national and regional).
- 20 interesting facts about sleep and snoring.
- Snore Tests sheet.
- Product samples.
- Case studies.
We also have a large number of product samples available for offers and competitions.
For further information call Marianne Davey on 01737 245638
ISDN for radio interviews: 01737 735960
British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association
Chapter House, 33 London Road, Reigate RH2 9HZ