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Can my partner's snoring affect my health?

Your partner's snoring can indeed affect your health in that it can keep you awake, which negatively impacts the quantity and quality of your sleep. Watch as sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, shares some tips on quieting your partner's snoring.
Craig L. Schwimmer, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Yes it can! Sleeping next to a snorer "costs" the bedpartner an average of 1 hour of sleep per night. Over the course of a week, that's a whole night's sleep lost! This degree of sleep deprivation negatively impacts mood, memory, and even one's ability to drive safely. No wonder so many snoring couples resort to sleeping apart. Treating your bed partner's snoring can dramatically improve your health and lifestyle.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
A partner's snoring is not just annoying; it can actually take years off your life. Learn more about this topic in this video of Dr. Oz and Drs. Jennifer and Robert Ashton.


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