Over half of British Women are not getting enough Sleep

(43%) say they are not getting enough sleep and 45% do not feel well-rested when they wake up.

The results are part of the ‘Reclaim Your Sleep’ survey of 4,100 UK adults, conducted by YouGov and supported by the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association (SATA).

There is a growing concern that lack of sleep is having a detrimental effect on long term health.

Whilst the survey says women suffer more it's still apparent men do too.

When being interviewed women stated lack of sleep causes irritation, makes them feel less attractive and affects their all round confidence.

Many women put lack of sleep down to being busy, trying to juggle home life and work and accept it as modern day life. With this in mind it's no surprise that few mention it to their GP's.

Pregnancy and menopause can lead to sleep apnea which many people think only affects men. The symptoms are less obvious in women but equally as disruptive and dangerous if not recognised. If not treated it is stated that both stroke and heart disease risks are higher.

With that in mind urge anyone you know to visit their GP if sleep is a constant struggle - Self diagnosis is not the key here, seeing a specialist is..