Matrimonial relations can be adversely affected as a result of snoring, according to research results revealed by the Sleep Disorders Center at Rush University Medical Center in Illinois. Most women are negatively affected by the snoring of their husbands. This problem has also led to divorces, according to the research. As many as 10 couples were studied during the course of the research. A tense relationship develops between the couple when one of them is deprived of sleep on a continuous basis. After completing surveys about sleepiness, marriage satisfaction, and quality of life, the couple spends the night in a sleep laboratory where technicians determine each partner's quality and quantity of sleep. Following two weeks of treatment, the diagnostic tests and surveys are repeated. For patients participating in the study, the Center offers treatment using continuous positive airway pressure. The non-invasive treatment prevents the upper airway from collapsing during sleep, allowing the lungs to function normally during sleep. The early results are reported to have been positive. The study of the first 10 couples is likely to be completed by April. If the results are promising, the study will be expanded to include more couples. Edited (IANS) << Babies Are Treated With Untested Drugs Doctor Shortage Affects Women And Babies' Health >> Recommended Reading Ageing and Sleep Sleep is a barometer of good health in the elderly. Sleep problems in the elderly are controlled by various external and internal factors. READ MORE Insomnia Difficulty in initiating and maintaining sleep is known as insomnia. It is a symptom that occurs due to other disorders and can cause daytime sleepiness. READ MORE Is Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married? The stigma linked to staying single is gradually disappearing. More people opt to stay single and many even claim to be happier. But there are both advantages and disadvantages to staying single. READ MORE Sleep Disturbances In Women The physical, emotional and hormonal changes that occur in women during puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, and menopause can cause Sleep Disturbances READ MORE Snoring Turbulent airflow causes tissues of the nose and throat to vibrate and the noise produced by these vibrations is called snoring. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Post-Nasal Drip Sanatogen More News on: SnoringSleep Disturbances In WomenInsomniaAgeing and SleepIs Life Better Staying Single or Getting Married?