Research showing a worrying rise in married 35-50 year old males has been published by members of a leading medical council.
During the first 6 months of this year, there was a 20% increase in reports of men having had a stroke in bed, especially when their wives were absent.
Being alone often left the men in a sticky situation as they had no one to help, leaving them to fumble and grope alone in the dark.
One man, a firm upstanding citizen, was able to bring his neighbour to attention by tugging on his bedpost and jiggling his family jewels on his bracelet, before slipping one off the wrist and tossing it at his back door.
Sadly, this story is unique and not many get off so lightly and most ultimately come to a sad end.
Despite concerns that this may be nothing more than a moon shot, the government has offered a give a hand by splurging a wad on the NHS to find a solution.