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Sleep disorders rise 25% in Scotland as waistlines grow

The NHS is struggling with a "tidal wave" of sleep disorders related to obesity, according to specialists.

The number of people being referred for sleep problems in Scotland has risen 25% over the past three years, with about 80% of patients overweight.

Figures for the rest of the UK are not available but doctors at sleep clinics in Scotland say their experience is probably mirrored elsewhere.

Eleanor Bradford reports.

  • 06 Oct 2011
  • From the section Health
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