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More Australians have trouble sleeping

June 22nd, 2015

Episode 436 of 1326 episodes

Many of us spend more time awake than asleep than we did a generation ago, and the impact of that ripples through every part of our lives. We go to bed later, take longer to go to sleep, tend towards insomnia, and wake up less refreshed. The latest research points to the enormous damage we can do to ourselves and the community by not addressing the almost trebling rates of sleep disorders.