Individuals will often be irritable, grumpy and miserable if
they do not have a good sleeping pattern.
Sleep expert Sammy Margo added there is also a strong link between
sleep deprivation and depression.
According to the Sleep Council, going to bed and getting up at roughly the same
time every day helps to programme a body and allow for decent
Ms Margo - who is author of The Good Sleep Guide and The Good
Sleep Guide for Kids - noted in the long term a lack of slumber can
lead to more serious health implications.
"There is also the impact it can have on weight gain, poor memory
and poor performance - be it at school, work or in your
relationship," she added.
Those struggling to sleep should invest in a bed that offers the
correct support and comfort for their weight and build, rather than
focusing on just firmness.
Posted by Michael Ewing