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Sweet dreams are made of this

With increasing numbers of people facing sleeping problems, the experts offer tips on getting a good night's rest

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It was 2am but Maneeya still tossed and turned. Although she'd had a glass of warm milk and went to bed earlier than normal hoping this would help her get a nice long sleep, the tricks didn't work. And counting sheep, plenty of sheep, was not enough to distract her racing thoughts. 

"I feel so tired but it seems my brain doesn't stop thinking and my body doesn't let me relax," said Maneeya, a 40-year-old public relations manager. "A feeling of tiredness and a bad headache in the morning bring me down. My memory is terrible when I don't get enough sleep. It takes all my strength just to function."

Maneeya told Life that she once went without sleep for four days. She got two good nights of sleep and could not sleep the following day. She is now on her third day without sleep and feels that her heart is beating faster.

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