Cambridge is the 'snoring capital of the world'


It's official – Cambridge is the snoring capital of the world, according to the latest research.

A new study carried out by Sleepseeker created a list of 50 different search terms around the topic of snoring. 

Researchers then looked at 50 different cities to see how many times the terms were searched at each location across the last year.

Cambridge came top of the list, with a grand total of 7450 snoring-related searches in the past year.

This equates to 49.99 searches per 1000 residents.

High numbers of snorers

It was closely followed by Bournemouth and Warrington. Here the proportion of snoring searches in the last year stood at 46.04 per 1000 people and 45.27 per 1000 respectively.

On a global sale, Dublin, Canberra and Singapore also rank high in snoring-related internet searches. 

The Irish capital city saw 37.9 internet searches involving snoring-related search terms per 1000 population in one year,  for example. 

Canberra had a rate of 32.6 per 1000 and Singapore boasted a rate of 24.0 searchers per 1000 people.

Lowest levels

Glasgow, however, was revealed as the city with the largest proportion of peaceful sleepers. It recorded only 3,240 snoring-related searches in the past year, giving it a rate of just 5.29 searches per 1000 people. 

Second and third place were taken by Peterborough and Cardiff, with 6.66 and 14.09 searches per 1000 people respectively.

Snoring is often linked to dental complications, most notably sleep apnoea. 

Sleep apnoea is a condition when your breathing stops and starts while you sleep. The most common kind is called obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). 

Sleep apnoea can cause a person to breathe through their mouth instead, leading to dry mouth and tooth decay.

Dentists are sometimes able to fit an anti-snoring appliance to help patients sleep better. 

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