Ever since the author started living alone in Mumbai, he hasn’t been able to get a good night’s sleep, reports Scroll.in.

Quite a few people of this generation find it difficult to live alone. We don’t know our neighbours and with online shopping readily available, we don’t need to keep in touch with the local shopkeepers and hawkers. Ours is as an atmosphere of loneliness. To help, people take on roommates or leave the television switched on all night. On the late-night talk showConan, actor Elijah Wood said that he too was plagued by nightly visions of a break-in. If the boy who walked beyond the gates of Mordor in The Lord of the Rings cannot sleep alone, what chance do I have? His fellow guest on the show, comedian Bill Burr, puts it aptly, “When you are alone at home, you are what’s for dinner.”