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Research Shows Aussies Are Losing Three Nights Of Sleep A Week Because Of Snoring

According to a new study, Aussies are losing three nights of sleep a week because of snoring.

The Global Snore CensuZZZ, commissioned by Mute Snoring, included just over 2000 Australians.

It found that nearly half of the population snores and how sufferers and their partners deal with the issue.

Alarmingly, the study found that snorers and the person they share a bed with are losing three nights of sleep a week.

Snoring worsens as people age, with 45-54-year-olds the most likely to snore, followed by 35-44-year-olds and then 25-34-year-olds.

Men are more likely to snore, with 56 per cent admitting to the habit, while just 43 per cent of women said they did.

Partners of snorers also revealed how they deal with the noise in an effort to get some shut-eye.

Elbowing or kicking their snoring partner was the most popular way at 43 per cent, while 30 per cent resorted to a much nicer method of simply waking the snorer.

Other methods included moving to a different room or sleeping with earplugs.