One of the joys of being in an education company is hearing the clinical anecdotes from course and conference participants. Some really make you think, some go onto initiate research projects.
One of our course participants tells of a young man in the Australian SAS – an elite military regiment. When he’s at home in Australia he snores loudly enough “to strip the paint off the walls”. When he’s on deployment such as in Afghanistan and living in a hole surrounded by a few sandbags, he doesn’t snore at all.
Does the brain consider it dangerous to snore in those circumstances? When asleep?