Snoring heavily, gasping in the night, and being tired, grumpy, or seriously ill are all far bigger challenges to your sex life than a piece of plastic.
It has nothing at all to do with weight, unless your weight has contributed to a more serious condition that is linked with central apnea (such as heart failure or chronic kidney failure).
If the 75% of people we polled in our latest survey are to be believed, all the single people need to be more up front about their snoring before they reach that point in their relationship where they can both hit the sack together. If there’s a chance your dream guy or gal will keep you up with their snoring, you’ll know to stick to your own bed on work nights.
Does this mean online dating sites will start requiring you to acknowledge this embarrassing bit of background info on your user profile? If you’re among the 60% who admit they snore themselves, 89% say in the end, snoring is not a deal breaker. Or perhaps it’s simply a matter of wanting to know everything about your potential mate—the good and the bad—so there are no surprises.
Whatever the reason, snoring may not bother your potential partner, but it should still be taken seriously since it can signal a serious health issue such as sleep apnea and even the increased likelihood of stroke and heart disease.
Snoring can also over time deprive both you and your partner of much-needed sleep, which in itself can lead to decreased performance, cognitive impairment, stress, and accidents.