The conversation around catching up on sleep is a common one among adults, with the interruption of your much loved sleep cycle can stem from a range of activities in your life. Whether it be study, work, or social activities, a lack of sleep can have more of a significant impact on your everyday life then you realise.
Snoring, it's one of those things that everyone denies they do, especially when they are confronted with the facts. The snorer’s partner will tell the snorer that they snore, and yet the snorer will not believe it. Many feel a sense of shame, awkwardness and discomfort when told they snore. Why? It’s a natural issue, it happens in 70% of adults at one stage or another and yet when faced with the issue, we (the snorer) sweep it under the rug. We have collated the five stages of a snorer before they accept and face the snoring at hand.
Are we desensitised to the issue of snoring? Is it actually a topic that we recognise as a constant issue? Obesity rates skyrocketing, consistent back issues and even asthma trump the topic of snoring any day when it comes to distinguishing health problems in Australia. How can we really blame them? We’ve been sucked into watching Disney characters like Pluto, Humphrey the Bear and Donald Duck snore for days. The comical element brushes the serious out of the issue. If it's not deemed serious by society what is the urgency about getting the help the snorer needs. Why is it important to admit there is an issue?