Sleeping pills ''not helping 42% of Brits''
Some 42 per cent of adults in the UK who take sleeping
medication have struggled to get good rest for the past 11 years or
Findings from the Great British Sleep Survey highlight how many
people are left tired and stressed because they cannot nod off at
night in their bed.
A further 22 per cent have had insomnia for between two and five
years, while around 17 per cent have faced the condition for
between six and ten years.
Dr Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health
Foundation, told the Daily Mail: "Alternatives to sleeping pills
... are urgently needed in primary care settings to provide more
adequate treatment to the public."
The average score of sleep quality was five out of ten, while
people suffering from long-term rest problems were found to be
twice as likely to have relationship issues.
Up to one-third of Britons are thought to have insomnia.
Posted by Michael Ewing