The study, which involved 14,000 couples found that 30 per cent of male participants complained about being disturbed and kept awake by their partners snoring, compared to only 20 per cent of women. A surprising figure considering the fact there are 10.4 million male snorers compared to just 4.5 million females snorers in Britain (statistics from the British Snoring Association).
Previous research has suggested that many women are too submissive to confront their partners about their snoring, and will often lie awake instead of waking up their other half.
The most recent study also found that women had more difficulty falling asleep and often woke up many times throughout the night, with 24 per cent admitting to struggling to fall asleep up to three nights a week compared to 18 per cent of men.
The Economic and Social Research Council, who funded the study, also found that individuals working long hours tended to be affected by more sleeping problems and are often kept awake by stress.
If you are having difficulty sleeping and extreme tiredness or insomnia are beginning to effect your ability to carry out daily activities then hypnotherapy is an option which may be of help. For further information please visit our hypnotherapy for insomnia fact-sheet, or visit the homepage to locate a qualified hypnotherapist in your local area.