Some people make such obnoxious noises their partners chuck shoes at them or even divorce them.
Professor Ron Grunstein, Head of Sleep and Circadian Research at the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research at the University of Sydney recalls: "We had a patient whose snoring was so bad that when he moored his boat on the Hawkesbury River this guy came over from a nearby inlet and said: 'You've got to turn off your engine at night'."
On investigation, however, some of these super-snorers turn out not to be inconsiderate slobs, but to have life-threatening sleep apnea. The causes range from obesity to tumours in the pituitary gland.
Snoring success was published in Sydney Alumni Magazine and can be downloaded here.