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Snore room helps ensure a more restful night

It almost goes without saying that getting a good night's sleep is integral to feeling well-rested the next day, but if you're not sleeping well it can also cause a host of other problems other than just feeling tired. Results of a new study suggest that poor sleep can increase your chances of developing high blood pressure, USA Today reports.

The research, which evaluated 784 men with an average age of 75, found that men who were in the lowest level of sleep were 80 percent more likely to have high blood pressure than those who slept more soundly. The findings seemed to hold regardless of weight or the amount of sleep that they got.

With the growing amount of literature on the benefits of sleep, it may come as no surprise that many adults are finding ways to make their nights more restful. According to The Tennessean, so-called snore rooms are springing up at Del Webb Lake Providence.

One of the first couples to enjoy one of these rooms is John and Jaunita Veasy, who were both suffering from differing sleep patterns. The room is adjacent to the bedroom so that if one of them gets up in the middle of the night, whether it be to read or watch TV, it won't disturb the other.

The addition of a snore room may begin to grow in popularity. Statistics show that more married couples are sleeping separately. In fact, Del Webb research found 23 percent sleep in different places due to differing habits.

"Based on our research, we have found that many people 55-plus have nocturnal habits you may not predict. Some don’t sleep through the night. Some snore. Others want to watch TV in the middle of the night or read," Travis Parman, vice president of Del Webb's parent company Pulte Group, told the publication. "Most couples don't like the idea of totally separate bedrooms, but until now they didn’t have any other choice,"

The room will be especially helpful to Juanita, since she often likes to surf the internet late at night. Now, she won't be disturbing her husband when she does. However, they soon might not be the only ones enjoying the 12-by-12 room as Del Webb hopes to expand the practice to communities in Texas and California as well.

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