Sleep Disorders

13 November 2019

Why can't I sleep? My mission to understand insomnia

Sleep doesn't always come easily to some, and for some it's severe enough to be classified as insomnia.

Many people around the world struggle with something that's meant to come naturally – the simple act of falling asleep.

Leah Green is out to find out why curing insomnia is so hard when the problem seems so simple, especially when there are so many out there who dole out unsolicited, and often unfounded, advice.

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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