Besides being disturbing beyond belief, snoring can actually be a sign that the individual that is snoring is sick. As the person gets older, the issue compounds.
According to one expert, Dr. Ilene Rosen, a member of the board of directors for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine who is board certified in sleep, internal and pulmonary medicine, stated that “About 40% of adult men and 24 percent of adult women are habitual snorers.” This may mean that there are significant health hazards like carotid artery atherosclerosis – or it may mean nothing whatsoever. The question still remains unanswered. The experts are not clear one way or the other.
Snoring can lead to even more issues, like losing a bed partner. A great deal of older individuals sleep alone because they cannot stand the constant disruption of their sleep patterns simply because the one they love snores. It is the general consensus that people would rather sleep alone and sleep well than cause other issues like that of their marriage.
Whether or not the issues are physical or emotional, they are clearly issues. Once a caregiver understands the situation, they are more likely able to be able to help resolve everything.
They can set up new sleeping arrangements and be able to report to their client’s medical professionals what they witness and what they have been told. This is all in hopes to once again show the client that With Age Comes Respect.