Ever think you were crazy from lack of sleep? Especially irritable after losing those z’s? On the brink of insanity from insomnia? Well you’re not alone. The LA Times shares some information about a recent sleep study that shows that women are more adversely affected by their husbands’ snoring than the snorers themselves. You thought second-hand smoke was bad? Second-hand snoring is too!!! Here’s an excerpt from the article:
By Chris Woolston, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blogJune 14, 2011, 2:39 p.m.
Here’s some breaking news: A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Sleep Medicine Institute has found that wives can be grumpy with their husbands if they don’t get a good night’s sleep. …
The researchers likely could have made the same discovery by simply talking to anyone who has ever been married. But they took a more scientific approach. They equipped 32 couples (average age, early 30s) with sensors that tracked their sleep patterns for 10 nights. And each day, they surveyed the husbands and wives to see how they were getting along. The study found that women — but not men — tended to be more irritable and less positive with their spouses after a bad night’s sleep.
Read the article here: Snoring husbands can irritate spouses. Really.
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