Due to the recession millions of us are working harder than ever and having to exist on as little sleep as three and a half hours a night.
For some people sleep problems are not caused by a busy and hectic environment they are a part of life that must simply be coped with.
Night terrors are rare but can be extremely disturbing for the sufferer. There is no conventional cure and the search for answers can raise further questions.
This is "Claire's" story and her battle with what comes naturally for many of us. Sleep.