Insomnia is one of the most common and frustrating complaints that my patients report. The underlying cause can be anything from stress and anxiety to depression, medical conditions, pain, medications or poor sleeping habits.
Operating on less sleep is almost viewed as a badge of courage, as if a lack of sleep means that you've evolved into a sort of super human who doesn't need such mundane things as food, water and sleep.
The benefits of good and long night sleep cannot be over emphasized. It is admittedly not easy to flip around our daily routines and habits, but the long time benefits to our health are worth the bother.