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Almost 3/4 'suffer sleep problems because of stress'

Some 72% of adults have their sleep damaged by stress, according to fresh data.

A study by sleep experts found the majority of adults struggled to get a full eight hours rest when their daily routine became more demanding than usual.

The Sleep Council UK released a number of findings to shed light on the nation's sleeping patterns ahead of September, which health professionals say can be one of the worst months for getting a good night's rest.

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Three quarters 'suffer sleep problems due to stress'

Some 72% of Britain's adults have their sleep damaged by everyday stress, a study has revealed.

September can be one of the most stressful months, health professionals have warned. Credit: PA

Data from the Sleep Council shed light on how difficult it was for some people to get a full nights sleep.

Some 48% suffer from insomnia and 26% told the Sleep Council a good nights rest helped them to relieve stress.

Only 27% of 2,035 people quizzed by Opinion Matters said they were able to regularly get enough rest.

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