Men believe their female partners snore as loud as a vacuum cleaner, survey finds

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Men rate their female partners as snoring as loud as a vacuum cleaner – while women rate male companions about the same as a flush toilet, survey finds

  • Thirty percent of men report being regularly kept awake by snoring partners
  • In a survey of 2,000 Britons, just 21% of women made the same complaint
  • There was also a difference in people’s perception of the loudness of snoring

When it comes to snoring, women can be as loud as Hoovers – and men can be as loud as a toilet flush.

Thirty percent of men report being regularly kept awake by their snoring partners. But in a survey of 2,000 Britons, just 21% of women made the same complaint.

There was also a difference in people’s perception of the loudness of snoring. The average volume of the estimated 15 million snorers in Britain is 60 decibels – or the volume of a normal conversation.

When it comes to snoring, women can be as loud as Hoovers – and men are as loud as a toilet flush (stock image)

But the men felt their female partners hit highs of around 80 decibels, like a vacuum cleaner.

The women estimated that their sleeping companions snored at 70 decibels, about the same volume as a toilet flush.

The poll of 1,000 men and 1,000 women was commissioned by the Cairn Hotel Group to coincide with National Stop Snoring Week.

He found that not only were men less tolerant of snoring, but there was also an age difference among those who wanted to give up their partner so they could get a good night’s sleep.

Thirty percent of men report being regularly kept awake by their snoring partners.  But in a survey of 2,000 Britons, just 21% of women made the same complaint (stock image)

Thirty percent of men report being regularly kept awake by their snoring partners. But in a survey of 2,000 Britons, just 21% of women made the same complaint (stock image)

Among people aged 18 to 24, 37% said they were desperate to spend a night alone in a hotel.

In comparison, it was 18% for people aged 65 and over. Vince Johnson, from the Cairn Hotel Group, said: “The British Snoring & Sleep Apnea Association has found that there are ten million men and almost five million women who snore in the UK.

“Interestingly, our study found that men are less tolerant of snoring – and more likely to take a snore to get a full 40 winks.

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