The effects are also felt in our wallets. A recent study showed that sleep deprivation costs the UK economy a staggering £40 billion a year, due to people missing work and then under-performing because of exhaustion.
So, how can we begin to tackle this epidemic? One activity that’s been proven to help sufferers of insomnia and severe sleep deprivation is yoga. Yoga’s soporific force appears to have a duel action: it helps to give you a thorough workout, tiring your muscles; and its natural mindfulness helps to release pent up stress.