No matter how long you have known somebody, there are always little behaviours and habits that continue to get under your skin. One such irritation is snoring and it has been driving loved ones around the bend for centuries. Not only is the noise annoying for others in the vicinity of a snorer, but it can also be problematic for the perpetrator. Mrs Marianne Davey, director of the British Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Association, explained: "Snoring causes arousals from sleep - although these would be so short the snorer is not conscious of it happening - the consequences are that the snorer does not sleep well at all." To put an end to the problem, older adults that find themselves sleeping next to a snorer are being encouraged to take action, as the behaviour can often be a sign of something more serious. According to Mrs Davey, snoring is often a sign of obstructive sleep apnoea, which is linked to stroke, hypertension and heart disease. Find the nearest Barchester care home.