What Is Sleeplessness?
You’re not alone if you are having sleeping problems.
In fact around 10 million people have suffered from sleeping problems in the last 12 months. That's almost a fifth of the UK population.
I think I may have persistent insomnia
In reality most people who experience a short period of sleeping trouble wouldn’t class themselves as having insomnia and don’t seek medical advice.
If your sleeping problems persist for more than 4 weeks you are experiencing persistant insomnia.
It could be caused by high levels of stress and anxiety or a particularly disturbing event like the death of someone close.
Whatever the cause of your persistant insomnia it is bad for your long term health and you should consult a doctor.
If you would like more advice about insomnia you can visit the NHS website pages on insomnia.
I don’t think I have persistant insomnia
If this doesn’t sound like you, perhaps you’re just having a temporary bit of trouble getting to sleep, there’s information, advice and action you can take to solve your sleeping trouble on our sleeping problems pages.
In reality most people who experience a short period of sleeping trouble wouldn’t class themselves as having insomnia and don’t seek medical advice