Celebrity Doctor Rob Hicks supports National Stop Snoring Week and explains how serious snoring can be. He encourages the use of the BSSAA snore tests to help identify causes of snoring, and explains appropriate treatment options.
Do the simple snore tests, find what kind of snorer you are and discover appropriate treatments. If you have done the tests and still cannot determine the cause of your snoring you may wish to take advantage of our new confidential face-to-face programme or our state-of-the-art home sleep study service.
With summer on the way more couples are venturing outside to enjoy the weather together, but when they return home their lives are not always so sunny. Three quarters of couples regularly spend the night in separate bedrooms because one or both of them snores.
A survey in April this year of 1616 respondents commissioned by British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association found that snoring is causing damage to relationships across the UK; 75% of UK couples are spending nights in separate rooms, causing embarrassment and distance between partners. 61% of them even think their sleeping arrangements are socially unacceptable, so wouldn't talk about them openly.
Whilst a small proportion of couples were happy to sleep in separate rooms more than 80% said that they would sleep together in the marital bed if their snoring issues were resolved.
A staggering 16% of those surveyed had been sleeping separately for more than 10 years. If you or your partner is one of the UK's 30 million affected by snoring, we have good news because snoring is treatable. This week is National Stop Snoring Week, raising awareness of snoring and the treatments available. This year's theme focuses on sleeping apart and whether it's a good thing for couples.
Take action now and do the simple snore tests to find out what is causing your snoring.