Report: Insomnia is major health issue

January 27, 2011 2:51:32 PM PST
According to the European Mental Health Foundation, lack of sleep needs to be treated as a major health issue.

In a new report called "Sleep Matters," insomnia is blamed for poor relationships, low energy levels and inability to concentrate.

Poor sleep has already been linked to depression, immune deficiency and heart disease.

Also, a survey by the National Sleep Foundation says those with a comfortable and clean bedroom are more likely to sleep well.

Keys factors include: keeping the room cool, keeping the sleep area dark and quiet and making sure the room has clean air.

The poll also found that people who make their bed every day are 19 percent more likely to say they had a good night's sleep.