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Top Sleep Remedies for Insomnia

Almost all of us will experience transient insomnia at some point in our life, sleeping poorly for a couple of weeks at a time due to life stresses. For most of us though, normal sleep returns once we’re able to lift those pressures.

But for a quarter of the UK population, transient insomnia can develop into a chronic condition that lasts months, if not years.

What is insomnia?

Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. A Labour MP has apologised and resigned from the Women and Equalities Committee after it was revealed he posted offensive comments online several years before he was elected. Jared O’Mara made inappropriate comments about Girls Aloud, X Factor winner Michelle McManus and jazz star Jamie Cullum back in 2004.

  2. Pressure is growing on the government to make more money available to schools as hundreds of parents, teachers, school support staff and head teachers are holding a mass rally of Parliament today. The rally has been organised by the main teaching unions who say the government must put more money into schools.

  3. Should Brits who fight for I.S. be killed? Well, that’s what a Government minister has said. Rory Stewart MP believes the only way of dealing with British Isil fighters is to kill them in Syria “in almost every case” rather than allowing them back in the UK.

  4. Three in 10 parents admit to being drunk in front of their children, new research has found. Twenty-nine percent of parents believe it’s perfectly fine to be drunk in front of your kids, as long as it’s not done on a regular basis. Does it matter if you drink in front of your children? We’ll be discussing this topic in more detail during the show.

  5. Pop star Sam Smith has opened up about his cross-dressing past and admitted he “feels as much as a woman as a man”. He said he used to be mocked for his appearance when he was younger, but revealed some people respected him for being so open.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. There are strong calls to ban unpaid internships for more than four weeks, according to a poll run by the Social Mobility Commission. According to the results, 75 percent of people support a change in the law. Former Labour cabinet Alan Milburn: "Unpaid internships are a modern scandal which must end. Internships are the new rung on the career ladder.”

  2. The French President’s pet dog Nemo caused a stir when he casually urinated in the presidential office during Emmanuel Macron's meeting with his junior ministers. The president adopted the dog in August and he seems to have made himself very much at home at the Palace in Paris.. Watch the funny encounter here.

  3. The British man who was jailed for touching a man's hip in Dubai has now been freed, according to his representatives. Jamie Harron was sentenced to three months in prison over an incident in which he said he put his hand on a man's hip to avoid spilling a drink in a crowded bar.

  4. The mayor of London Sadiq Khan told Good Morning Britain he is determined to tackle the issue of air pollution. In the capital the bad air contributes to the premature deaths of thousands of people every year. The London mayor said: “We’re starting from today the toughest vehicle emissions surcharge in the world. Today’s politicians in parliament need to be brave aswell and pass the clean air act.”

  5. Everton has sacked their manager Ronald Koeman after their 5-2 home defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. This recent defeat has left the club 18th in the Premier League table.

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Sleep Week: Feeling fatigued in your 40s?

Feeling fatigued in your 40s? Our Nutritional Therapist Amelia Freer has some top tips to help you drift off...

Watch the video above.