Inside Story: Sleepless in Ireland

Sleep may be vital for health and wellbeing, but not everyone finds it easy to come by. We talk to those who are struggling with sleep disorders, writes Alex Meehan.

15th June, 2014
Darragh Doyle: On a typical night, I might get two or two and a half hours sleep' Picture: Fergal Phillips

For those of us who find it easy to fall asleep, bedtime is a pleasure: an opportunity to wind down, relax, perhaps read a book and then drift off peacefully. But for those with serious insomnia, bedtime can be something very different. Hours can pass before sleep comes, and even then things aren't necessarily plain sailing. Nightmares, sleep walking and an inability to maintain sleep are increasingly common among patients at Ireland's first dedicated insomnia...

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