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People who are in constant pain from conditions such as back problems, fibromyalgia and arthritis are in a vicious circle when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep: sleep helps them manage the pain, but they worry that the pain will keep them awake, and they’re more likely to sleep badly.
Should you swap sleeping pills for needles to get a good night’s sleep? Joanna Evans weighs up the evidence
Psychiatric drugs for insomnia, depression and anxiety are the third major killer in the West after heart disease and cancer, a major new review has concluded