Sleep is essential to healthy living and is recognised as one of the three pillars of health alongside exercise and nutrition.
Sleep problems such as Insomnia or OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnoea) often go undiagnosed due to the lack of specialised clinics. If ignored there is an increased risk for many physical and mental disorders as well as increasing the risk of accidents and substance disorders. The most common symptoms of continued poor sleep are daytime sleepiness, fatigue, poor performance and increased vulnerability to accidents.
If you wake in the morning feeling unrested or feel you could fall asleep right now, you may have an underlying condition that may be contributing to this which can be diagnosed very easily in your own home.
Anecdotal evidence from partners or long term use of hypnotics is not enough. Nobody should have or need to go through life with a lack of sleep, take control and wake up refreshed, it can, quite literally be life changing.