Snoring: The Upshot

September 14, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More

Google “snoring” and you’ll get a flood of how-to advice on how not to, and a lot of reasons to stop. Not surprisingly, the majority of links recalled were advertisements for devices, medications, surgical maneuvers, and their purveyors. In today’s pharm-centered universe, the vibration caused by air traveling through our airways has been pathologized and vilified as the destroyer of otherwise sound relationships.

Image by notsayingjustdoing at Flickr (creative commons)

Image by notsayingjustdoing at Flickr (creative commons)

Not only is it bad for your love life. Snoring is deadly!

According to snoring alarmists, snorers who have the audacity to continue sleeping noisily can look forward to myriad cardiovascular disorders including heart attacks, atherosclerosis, and stroke, marital and erectile dysfunction (chicken-or-the-egg?), drowsiness, lack of focus and…Zzzzzzzzz.

Admittedly, I’m no doctor, but let me suggest that there are some positive effects of snoring (besides the possibility that it keeps you healthy by means of temporary asphyxiation). It’s a much cheaper and more effective method of subjecting those around you to intense jealousy (“Please, please, make him stop so I can lose consciousness ASAP”) than, say, buying a pair of Jimmy Choos. Then again, I don’t usually begrudge those masochists the pain of walking around…

But I digress. If you would rather not invest in a medical solution, you could try banishing the banshee by learning a new instrument. You guessed it: the Didgideroo!

Ah, it’s time for bed. Maybe the lumbering Saint Bernard downstairs will give it a rest so I can, too.

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Zoevinly is a poverty lawyer practicing in the bible belt.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    How clever, to stir Jimmy Choos (I'd never heard the name until you mentioned it) into an article about snoring.

    And further, I think . . . that . . . zzzzzzzz . . .

  2. Zoevinly says:

    Erich, your snoring is appreciated.

    Being tired, I tend to make random associations. That's why I prefer to be unconscious. It's so much more fun to experience randomness in dream-form! Speaking of which, have you ever been able to perform "lucid" dream-control? I think that I have, and more than once, but it's a bit challenging.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      Sorry, no lucid dreaming on my part. Well, unless that is what I'm ALWAYS doing when I think I'm awake!

      Perhaps you should write a post about your lucid dreaming . . .

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