Sleep is the backbone of health. Without sleep and deep rest, we all struggle to function optimally.
Yet, in many industrialised western countries, sleep gets swept under the blanket. It can often be seen as a waste of time, an un-necessary indulgence. I have even heard "sleep is for wimps".
The prevalence of generalised sleeplessness and insomnia is worryingly high here in the UK and yet sleep services and sleep education are hard to come across.