Most people snore at some point during their life, but it can be an indicator of something much more serious. Obstructive sleep apnoea is a disorder in which the upper airway repeatedly closes during sleep causing people to wake up briefly in order to breathe. They may wake many times an hour which leads to tiredness and sleepiness during the day.
The truth is that snoring can be an affliction much worse for women than men; rather than being purely physical, it can also affect women psychologically. Society seems to attach masculine connotations to the affliction which can lead to women finding it deeply embarrassing and unladylike if they snore too.