Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
[Solitude, in Poems of Passion]
Snore and you snore alone [anonymous wit], a problem recognised by most of us.
But is this a modern disease?
Apparently not with a quote by A Roger Ekirch in his At Day’s Close:
“in 1737 a snoring husband received a shovel of hot embers in his gaping mouth”!
Snoring is common.
One half of middle-aged men and 25% of middle aged women snore intrusively.