"90 Million Americans Snore: What Snorers Can Do"
If you’re on the receiving end of a noisy sleeper, being woken up all night kicking the noise maker and losing sleep, you’re not alone. The National Sleep Foundation says as many as 90 million Americans snore. Mount Sinai Sleep Center has been conducting a study on snorers, monitoring their heart rate, respiration, and body position for roughly seven hours. Most of America’s snorers are men. But snoring is by no means limited to them. It turns out that women often take a turn at keeping their partners up at night too. “Sudden cardiac death has been linked with obstructive sleep apnea so it is a possibility,” said Neomi Shah, MD, MPH, associate professor of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
- Neomi A. Shah, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai