A new study has shed light on why people don’t wake up from their own snoring. According to researchers, the brain analyzes sounds even during sleep, and the sleeper wakes up if the sound is unexpected or has a significant meaning like a call or name-calling.
However, the brain doesn’t perceive familiar noises as unexpected, and this is why a person may not wake up from their snoring. The study also found that the absence of a familiar sound, such as a night train passing by, can wake someone up even if it’s an expected sound.
The research team conducted several experiments, including one where they played back snoring sounds to sleeping participants. They found that the participants didn’t wake up from the sound of their snoring, but they did wake up when a different snoring sound was played.
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The findings could help researchers develop new treatments for people with sleep apnea, a disorder where people’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, often accompanied by loud snoring.
The lead researcher said, “Our study helps us understand how the brain processes sound during sleep and why some sounds can wake us up while others don’t. This could lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and improve our overall understanding of sleep.”
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