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Insomnia is a medical condition that makes it hard for the sufferer to fall asleep, and once asleep, they may find it hard to stay asleep, and may wake up every few hours.

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Insomnia by Rebecca J Insomnia is a medical condition that makes it hard for the sufferer to fall asleep, and once asleep, they may find it hard to stay asleep, and may wake up every few hours. Many people suffer from insomnia at some point in their life, but this is normally for a short time, and usually occurs after a time of stress, such as the death of a relative. However, some people suffer from chronic insomnia, which is when the condition lasts for a long time. This is most common in older people, but people of all ages can suffer from it too. When you suffer from chronic insomnia, your whole life can be disrupted. Not only do you find it hard to fall asleep at night, but you often find yourself waking up at odd times and, of course, you become tired all the time, which can affect your performance at school or work. Although if you suffer from insomnia you may feel that there is no reason for the condition, you may be wrong. Many causes have been found for chronic insomnia. ...read more.

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If your insomnia lasts for a long time, and none of the above suggestions help, you should visit your GP. You can also contact the British Sleep Foundation at: The British Sleep Foundation, 10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QB, tel: 020 7345 3458, Should Homework Carry a Health Warning? Homework is the dreaded word, where pupils across the country are concerned! To teachers, it seems just the word to set off a class full of students sighing and the most efficient threat any teacher could say to make an entire class silent. Homework, whether you like it or not, is a part of everyday life, but the question is should it stay that way? It is predominantly agreed that no pupil actually enjoys approximately six hours of schooling, to come home for the evening, to do yet another two to three hours on top of that! It may not seem amusing or fun, but life isn't always supposed to be "fun" according to educational specialists. They claim education to be an on-going process, which shouldn't cease the moment you leave the school grounds. ...read more.

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It seems that we are not to be allowed a social life. Universities today are looking for skills other than educational grades, but with youths being expected to continually do school work, we have no time, whatsoever, to do anything else. Homework is supposed to "develop our minds", but it seems to me it is a problem, a hindrance which could be avoided. Staying up until all hours to complete our heavy timetables of workloads, is surely bad for us, yet the next day at school we are supposed to be 'as fresh as a daisy', alert and eager to fill our minds, little do they know our minds are ready to explode with millions of facts and problems whizzing around in them. The newly elected MP for Ynys Mon, Albert Owen is concerned about the amount of homework given to children, with an already packed curriculum, and asks that it be a voluntary requirement rather than mandatory. In conclusion, Homework is entirely about balance. It is beneficial in small quantities but can be seriously thought of as requiring a health warning when lack of sleep, stress and worry become symptoms. People need to open their eyes to the troubles and problems encountered by the younger generation - we should be allowed a voice too. ...read more.

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