What a snore

By Megan McArdle

Oh, this takes me back, it does. To the earth shattering booms and irritating whistles, the sleep-deprived nights, the frantic rib-poking, the ever-so-temporary relief. Why is it that snorers can always fall asleep faster than you can?

Stupid question: they're not the ones having their eardrums assaulted.

The article tests snoring remedies and finds what the rest of us already knew: the only thing that works is making the snorer sleep on his side. But I confess, the method he found for inducing the posture was a new one on me.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2007/09/what-a-snore/1962/