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