Getting enough sleep is vital for our long-term health and wellbeing. In fact it’s so important that we actually spend around a third of our lives in bed. Sleep is a necessary part of life - no animal is known not to sleep in some way.
Loss of sleep, which can be difficulty falling asleep, waking up in the night, or waking too early, can be caused by many things and will affect the majority of people at some time in their lives.
In today’s world, everyday worries such as job stress, concerns about the kids and money problems can cause anyone a sleepless night, which can often add to the original problem. Other causes include health problems and some prescription drugs (if you feel this is the case, speak to your GP).