Your ears still receive while you sleep, but your brain filters out low-priority sounds – you’re more likely to wake if you hear your own name than a random word, for example. Especially loud snores can wake up a snorer, but only partially, and they’ll usually go right back to sleep almost immediately. Brainwave research suggests that even non-snorers have 20 to 25 of these ‘microarousals’ per hour that they don’t remember in the morning.
- Do more men snore than women?
- Why do we talk in our sleep?
- Does dreaming affect the quality of our sleep?
- What is worse for your mood – interrupted sleep or shortened sleep?