A report published by the Mental Health Foundation argues that lack of sleep needs to be treated as a major health issue. The report also found that insomniacs were four times as likely to have relationship problems, three times as likely to feel depressed and three times as likely to suffer from a lack of concentration. The report also calls for primary doctors to have more insomnia training.
Our primary message since we launched this blog in November 2009 has been that insomnia needs to be taken more seriously. It's a serious condition with serious consequences. We need to stop brushing insomnia under the carpet. There needs to be more investment in insomnia research and there needs to be more alternatives to drugs when it comes to treating insomnia.
The optimist in us hopes that we edge closer to all these aspirations every time a report such as this is published.
Source: Mental Health Foundation (Downloadable PDF)