Just last month, the Snoring Center of Chicago queried more than 200 Chicago residents on their sleeping patterns, health, and snoring issues.
Here are the main points the survey uncovered:
Hard Day’s Night. About 40 percent of Chicagoans surveyed experience problems at work due to lack of sleep.
Everyone does it (almost). Nearly 70 percent of people say that there is at least one person in their household who snores.
Disrupted slumber. More than 60 percent of respondents report being awakened by their partner’s snoring. More than a third of Chicagoans surveyed have been awakened by their own snoring!
Snorers keep out! About a third of survey respondents have slept apart to get away from a snoring partner. (One in every three respondents)
Snoring tests relationships. Nearly 30% of people surveyed say snoring causes problems in their relationships.
Snoring takes a toll on your sex life. Nearly 20% of respondents who snore say if they didn’t snore they would possibly have more sex with their partner.
Snoring Breakups. Nearly 46% of respondents say they would consider dumping a dating relationship if his or her snoring kept them from getting a good night’s sleep.
Take care of your snore! More than 60 percent of Chicagoans surveyed believe that snoring warrants treatment.
*More than half of the survey respondents reported suffering from seasonal allergies, 49% of which treat them with over the counter medication.
**When asked which professional athlete they think snore the most, most respondents guessed the Chicago Bears, specifically Brian Urlacher!