Women snore as much as men, but don't admit it

Doctors need to rethink stereotype of the typical 'overweight, middle-aged' male snorer

Doctors may need to approach sleep apnoea differently in women, with a new study finding that women snore as much as men, but don't own up to it. 

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And even when they do admit to snoring, they insist, incorrectly, that it isn't as loud as men's.

Researchers studying nearly 2000 patients who came into a lab for sleep studies found nearly 40% of women who declared themselves to be non-snorers turned out to have severe or very severe snoring intensity, according to the study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

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