How loud is snoring compared to other noises

Snoring is the noise sound can be heard when the snorer breathes during sleep by vibrations of the soft palate and uvula against the back of the throat.

Snoring averages 60 dB and can approach 80 or 90dB

  • Threshold of Hearing 0 dB (decibels)
  • Whisper 20 dB
  • Vacuum Cleaner 70 dB
  • Ringing Telephone and Alarm Clock 80 dB
  • Airplane 118 dB
  • Loudest recorded snoring 90 dB
  • 140 dB (pain limit)

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