An easy-to-read, comprehensive guide giving solutions to sleeping problems from insomnia and snoring to managing shift work and overcoming jet lag. One in three of us suffer from sleep disorders and they are on the rise, with lack of sleep becoming a national obsession. Starting with basic facts such as the sleep cycle, what happens when we sleep and the effect it has on our health, the book goes on to look at common sleep disorders and their causes. A variety of personalised solutions are provided for readers to try, ranging from changes in behaviour to natural and orthodox treatments and techniques. Contents include: ? Basic science behind sleep ? Assisting sleep ? Babies and children ? Work, rest and play ? Lifestyle and environment ? Ageing ? Sleep disorders Millions of people, from the Monday moaners to the fitful snoozers, want to learn how to sleep well, and Collins Need to Know? Sleep provides them with the helpful, practical advice they need.