Latest research suggests we are going through a Sleep deprivation epidemic and we are getting between one to two hours less sleep than we were getting 60 years ago. On average adults need around 7-9 hours sleep each night while children need 9-13 hours sleep. However, although insomnia – that is characterised by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep – may be linked to the rising tide of obesity and even Alzheimer’s disease, it is not a reason to turn up at the local Emergency department. ‘Insomnia isn’t a Medical Emergency and should be dealt with by your GP,’ says Emma
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