Snoring must be one of the most democratic activities on earth, and it allows for absolute freedom of expression. The techniques manifested are varied and creative, from gentle, reassuring barely-there buzzing to high whistles and low growling, or the unrelenting droning of a chain saw. It can be a very touchy subject – those who snore often deny it, and those on the receiving end sometimes feel victimised or harassed by it.
It’s no fun sharing your bed with a serious snorer. As he snorts and gurgles away, and the very walls seem to vibrate, you lie there with an ever-increasing tension and resentment building up in you.