Friday, August 14, 2009

Snoring Facts

Oh yeah, I attended the D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club meeting yesterday, and, l did my speech No.2 – ‘Speaking in Praise’ – from the Special Occasion Speeches manual. It was an eulogy and the title was “Farewell to Robin”. I didn’t believe I did well – the feedback raised some pertinent issues that I know I must address. Since this was a tribute to a close friend – even if Robin was a fictional character – I had wanted tears to flow, but that didn’t happen. What a mischance! What a letdown!

I found these facts about snoring pretty interesting and I thought I'd like to share with my readers:

30% of those over age 30 snore, rising to 40% in middle-age (Source: British Medical Journal, 1997).

Two-thirds of partnered adults say their partner snores, while 6 out of 10 of all adults (59%) say they snore (Source National Sleep Foundation's 2005 poll).

Almost 85 percent of snorers exceed 38 decibels of sound, which is equivalent to the noise of light highway traffic. And men snore louder than women. (Research by HealthEast and the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic, in webpage http://www.putanendtosnoring.com/stats.htm, accessed August 14, 2009).

Snorers, please sleep on the couch tonight!

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