We all know that snoring can impact our and the lives of others in many different ways. People who snore are more likely to not get the quality sleep they need. Also, those who have to sleep in a close proximity to a snorer may find that their sleep too is interrupted by the nightly noise. Though many wouldn’t think it, snoring can and does affect your life long after the sun has come up. Besides daytime sleepiness and a lack of a true, well-rested feeling, snoring may just play a role in the amount of money you make and keep during the course of a year. That’s right, studies conducted using noisy-sleepers have shown that those who snore earn less in the workplace. And while it may seem a bit out of reach, the studies do hold some validity.
According to recent studies, snorers earn less and spend more. Snorers may spend over $1,000 a year attempting to find a snoring remedy. Those who have sleep apnea and snore because of it spend even more, about $5,000 per year. Patients with obesity hypoventilation spend three times as much — $15,000. Unemployment rates for those with sleep disorders were found to be 30 percent higher.
Even though it seems highly unlikely that something such as snoring could impact your financial situation, think about how clearly and effectively an insomniac can (or rather can’t) think and act. Snoring, like insomnia, is known to cause sleep deprivation. Sleep deprivation can lead to all sorts of problems, including a lack of energy, the inability to concentrate, sleepiness, drowsiness, and other conditions. Combined, these conditions can quickly compound upon eachother and lead to a less-than-suitable work ethic which may cause you to miss out on yearly promotions and/or bonuses, which has a major impact on how much money you’re able to make.
What’s the answer for you? While not all snorers will earn less or spend more than someone who doesn’t snore, the fact is that snoring can and does negatively impact how you live on a day-to-day basis. Because snoring is linked to sleep deprivation, a lack of a rested feeling, poor concentration and a lack of energy, the symptoms may just cause a negative impact on your work life. The best way to ensure that snoring doesn’t continue to cause negative side-effects in your life is to treat the condition!
Snoring treatment can vary per patient. The important part behind snoring treatment is first figuring out if snoring is the true condition at hand or if it is a symptom of an underlying condition, such as sleep apnea. With this in mind, Dr. Berry will work with you to find the right type of treatment for your snoring problem. With snoring treatment, you’ll sleep better at night, experience much more well-rested and energetic days, and you’ll possibly even find you’re spending less on snoring products and earning more at your job. Contact us online or call (303) 691-0267 today!