Cambridge 'the Snoring Capital of the World': Research

Dawn O'Shea

October 25, 2021

Cambridge is the snoring capital of the world, according to new research.

The study by UK bedding manufacturers, Sleepseeker collected data on the number of snoring-related internet searches in the largest towns and cities across the UK to estimate the locations where snoring is the biggest problem.

After compiling a list of the 50 largest towns and cities in the country, researchers created a list of 50 search terms around the topic of snoring, and then used Google Keyword Planner to find out how many times the terms were searched in each location over the last 12 months.

They found that, among all included cities, Cambridge came top of the list, with a total of 7450 snoring-related searches in the past year, equating to 49.99 searches per 1000 residents.

This was closely followed by Bournemouth are Warrington, where the proportion of snoring searches in the last 12 months 46.04 per 1000 people and 45.27 per 1000, respectively.

Glasgow emerged as the city with the largest proportion of peaceful sleepers, which recorded only 3,240 snoring-related searches in the past year, giving it a rate of just 5.29 searches per 1000 people. Filling the number two and three slots on the list of cities with the least amount of snorers were Peterborough and Cardiff, with 6.66 and 14.09 searches per 1000 people, respectively.

Globally, Dublin, Canberaa and Singapore ranked highest in snoring-related internet searches. The Irish capital saw 37.9 internet searches involving snoring-related search terms per 1000 population in one year, while Canberra had a rate of 32.6 per 1000 and Singapore showed a rate of 24.0 searchers per 1000 people.

The capital city of snoring is Dublin, where 45,510 snoring-related searches were made in the last year. The Irish capital is home to the most snorers, with a rate of 37.9 searches made per 1000 residents.

This article originally appeared on Univadis, part of the Medscape Professional Network.

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