A husband's snoring might keep his wife awake, but there are a couple of reasons he'll sleep through his own rumblings.
Our ability to sleep through loud noises changes during the night as our body transitions between the different stages of the sleep cycle, explains Neil Kline of the American Sleep Association. Even snores louder than 100 decibels—which exceeds the volume of a fire alarm—may fail to wake snorers from deep "slow-wave" sleep.
But during the roughly 80 percent of the night that people are not in deep sleep, their snores can wake them up dozens of times; they just don't realize it. A big snort will typically wake a person for only a few seconds, not long enough to fully awaken or to remember it the next morning, says Clete Kushida, the president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a result, snorers remain oblivious of their interrupted sleep. And if the wife was lucky enough to doze off at the same time as the snorer did, she's probably oblivious to the interruptions as well. But ignorance isn't bliss: This type of fragmented sleep can significantly increase sleepiness during the day.
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I don't wake up because im to busy putting there hand in warm water.
I would like to point out that as a snorer of such loudness that I have represented my country I have on many occasion woken my self up and usually with a fright
My father has an excuse for his snoring- he has sleep apnea, which means his soft palate can block airflow when he's lying down, causing it to vibrate and, well, making snoring sounds. This can also lead to a lack of oxygen during sleep, which leaves him tired during the day, so he uses a Constant Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine to basically force air down his windpipe when he sleeps.
If you think regular snoring is bad, try listening to Darth Vader down the hall ....
Ever here a lightsaber fight?
I might wake myself up with my snoring, but I don't wear my hearing aids to bed...
if darth vader were down the hall, i'd leave.