Poor quality sleep can affect both our physical and psychological wellbeing, but simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference, says Marcus Herbert.

If you feel like your sleep quality could be better, you are not alone. According to the NHS, a third of people in the UK are affected by insomnia, and a RAND Europe study showed that 200,000 working days are lost each year in the UK due to insufficient sleep, at a cost of around £30 billion to the economy.

All is not lost, however, as although the science behind why and how we sleep and what impact this has on our health might be complex, the things we can do to improve the quality of our sleep are really quite straightforward.

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