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How a lack of sleep is messing up your body

Sleep: we all love it, yet most of us don't get enough of it.

We probably don't realise just quite how sleep-deprived we are - and how much it's affecting our waking lives. It can influence our health, our productivity and, as a result, our income.

Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to rectify the issue - and this handy infographic gives you a few pointers towards maximising those forty winks, including maximising light exposure, making your bedroom sleep friendly and sticking to a schedule.

Read on, click on the image to view a larger version - and try to make it to the end before visiting the land of nod.

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