It has been brought to my attention that I snore. Loudly. Very loudly.
When I was a kid I did not believe it when my brother told me that I snored, so he set up the reel-to-reel tape recorder and proved it to me. The results were astounding.
I’ll be sure to follow Mr. Orchard‘s advice: If you snore, get tested for sleep apnea. Now. but in the meantime (meaning I’ve not yet made an appointment) I decided to record my snoring to experience it in all it’s glory. What else would a geek do?
The cheap little iRiver I have only records 2 hours and 15 minutes, but that’s enough to get a good taste of it. It’s been interesting looking at the waveforms, it seems that the first 30 minutes or so are pretty calm, then it gets pretty damn loud for the next 30 minutes, then tapers off just a bit after that.
What, you want to hear it? I’ve put a sample file up on archive.org that is about 19 minutes long, right at the loudest point. See: Extreme Snoring 001. (I could do a whole podcast based on snoring!) It’s under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 license so feel free to remix it, mash it up, or use it for whatever you’d like (annoy the neighbors?) as long as you abide by the license. (If you’d like to license it under different terms, just contact me.)