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Lack of sleep putting Brits' health at risk

Published on 17/11/2009
Almost one in five Brits suffer from symptoms of insomnia every night of the week, according to a new study.

Research carried out by LightSleeper found that 64 per cent of people in the UK miss out on a good night's sleep at least once a week.

Commenting on the growing insomnia trend, sleep expert Dr Neil Stanley said: "It is time to wake up to this problem. Regularly getting a bad night's sleep can be dangerous to your health as well as your mental wellbeing.

"We must stop being complacent about sleep; we wouldn't dream of turning up to work hungover on a regular basis but we seem to accept being exhausted three or four days a week."

He warned that watching TV, using the computer, playing games or checking emails stimulate and distract the brain, rather than soothing relaxation before bedtime.

Seven hours' sleep each night is recommended for optimum health and wellbeing.
© ActiveQuote Ltd. 2009

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