Female foghorns: The wives whose snoring is a nightmare as study shows women are worse than men

Mail Online | 1/31/2019 | Jill Foster for the Daily Mail
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For years, women have pointed the bleary-eyed blame at men for keeping them awake with their thunderous snoring. Now, it seems, it’s the men who might have cause to complain.

Because a new survey of sleep disorders conducted by the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and published in the journal Sleep Medicine has found that while 31 per cent of men snore ‘hard’ three times a week, the figure for women in the younger age group is 34 per cent.

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Experts say the rise could be down to a number of factors — from rising obesity levels and increased alcohol consumption among women to vaping.

Professor Bhik Kotecha, a snoring specialist and consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon, says: ‘It was always thought that thanks to oestrogen, most women’s fat deposits were around the hips, bottom and thighs.

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'But now we’re seeing a trend towards women with fat deposits around the neck which can cause compression of the airways and snoring.

But not only can snoring have a big impact on your sleep, it can affect your partner’s, too, potentially putting a strain on relationships.

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Here, four women confess their snoring problems and reveal how their long-suffering husbands cope . . .

Helen McIntyre, 43, a commercial insight manager, lives with James, 48, a bar owner, and son George, five, in Daventry, Northants. She says:

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My loud snoring started about three years ago after a bout of tonsillitis. My GP thinks the infection may have affected my air passages.

We went away once with extended family and they said they could hear me through the bedroom walls.


I tried some anti-snoring sprays, but they didn’t help.

It was only when James recorded my snoring on my phone that I realised just how bad I sounded. It didn’t even sound human!

I could hear myself go quiet, then I’d...
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