Snoring May Cause Money Problems: Study Finds Snorers Earn Less

Snoring makes you poorer – and we’re not just talking about the money your partner spends on earplugs.  Though many consider snoring to be a nighttime problem, it has real consequences on your waking life, too, particularly for your wallet.  New research demonstrates that chronic snorers earn less money than people with normal sleep habits.

Since the health effects are already known, researchers in Denmark sought to find how snoring and other breathing-related complications affected people financially. For their sleep problems alone, snorers spent about $1,000 extra per year, sleep apnea sufferers paid more than $5,000, and those with obesity hypoventilation syndrome exceeded a whopping $15,000.

What’s worse is that the patients with these conditions are less equipped to pay for this healthcare.  Unemployment rates were 30 percent higher for people with these sleep disorders. Of the people who did have jobs, they earned significantly lower paychecks than people without sleep problems.  Undoubtedly, the drowsiness that results from these conditions reduces productivity, thus affecting how people are compensated.

Even though treatment of snoring and sleep apnea may be costly, it appears worthwhile to nip it in the bud.  Treating and conquering the problem early could save you from years of lost jobs and wages.

Don’t saw logs all night unless you’re getting paid for it.

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  • Just because statistics show that if you snore you make less money, that cannot dictate that you will make less money if you do.. So stupid.. I hate these studies.

  • @thegloriousryius of course not…did you just learn that? I mean seriously…lmao. No study is 100%, that’s why results usually come back with the percentage of people it affects. However, these studies aren’t stupid…This one isn’t that intelligent however, either. Did they really need to blow how ever much money they spent on this research to learn what they did? Of course people who don’t get enough sleep at night are drowsy. And of course that COULD affect productivity/ambition. I didn’t need a study to tell me that. Also, the medical expenses part is stupid, because obviously people with sleep problems are going to pay more for medical expenses due to sleep problems than people who don’t have sleep problems will spend on those same medical expenses..

    However, your comment is pretty stupid People are people. People have free will. People have determination. Granted, people have those two characteristics in different levels, and those traits are shown in varying people to different degrees. Which is why no study will ever be 100% unless it claims to have discovered a ‘law’ of human nature..such as all humans were once born, all humans will die, etc. These studies are done to show percentages..that is the point of them. To show what a common problem could be that results from a certain condition. Therefore, people with that condition can use these studies as warning signs to make sure they don’t develop these problems. Their free will and determination come in to play and those who are determined will overcome the problem that results from their condition. These studies are great for that reason. Shows you the red flags before you experience them time and time again and the downside almost becomes a habit in your life that is then hard to break.

  • @thegloriousryius If someone does not sleep as well then they will not be as productive during the day. So, I am going to have to disagree with you and say that there is not only a correlation but a causation.

  • this presented so stupidly. The title should be “If you earn less money you are more likely to snore” I hope the author reads the comments because this is idiotic and shows how desperate they are for someone to even click on the stupid link for their article. And any of you responding to “thegloriousryius” saying that snoring causes sleep deprivation so you earn less NO… the smaller income forces you to make worse food choices because they are cheaper which causes you to gain weight which causes some types of sleep apnea. Being poor, you also can’t afford the best mattress, causing you to snore. You all believe anything you read especially if they *say* there’s a study…I don’t see a link to the research above DO YOU? NOPE it’s just a link to another article citing the same results. Lazy reporter, Lazy reporting, and Ignorant twisting of “said data” to get page views.

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  • What a rational statement to say snoring is going to make you poor. So if I sleep well, I’m going to suddenly wake up with more money under my pillow one day? So dumb!

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