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Insomnia – Do You Suffer

Sleepless nights are affecting 16 million people in. the UK. But its reported that one in three of them is actually suffering with the sleep disorder known as insomnia. This means that you regularly struggle to get some sleep. Insomnia is usually split into two categories short-term and long-term. Short term is when the sleeper suffers for shorter periods, whereas anything over three months is considered as long term. 

How do you know if you suffer?

  • Sufferers of insomnia will experience just some of the following symptoms:
  • Lying awake
  • Waking up early and unable to get back to sleep
  • Inability to Nap during the day, despite feeling tired
  • General tiredness throughout the day
  • Woman lying awake unable to sleep

What are the Causes of Insomnia?

There can be lots of reasons people suffer. Some causes of the sleep disorder can be related to stress, noise, room temperature and even uncomfortable beds. 

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Thankfully there are some recommended steps you can take to tackle insomnia, which we have listed below:


Implement structure – Stick to going to be and waking at the same time each day.


Wind Down – Another thing you can do is devote an hour before bed to winding down, try a hot bath or a relaxing book. 


Environment – Ensure that your bedroom is quiet and dark. Noise cancelling headphones can be a great way to achieve this


Exercise – Try to partake in light exercise throughout the day


Mattress – Ensure you are sleeping on a comfortable and supportive mattress. Aside from limiting aches and pains you will find it easier to fall asleep quicker on a comfortable mattress. Ensure your bed is a place you forward to being at the end of each day

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For more information on Insomnia visit the NHS website.



For more tips on getting a good nights sleep click here.