NORTHERNERS sleep better than southerners, statistics suggest.
The NHS figures show more sleeping pills were doled out down South in the past year, mainly in seaside resorts.
Nationally GPs wrote eight million prescriptions worth £66million in total last year.
Experts claim our “always-on” lives have contributed to an insomnia epidemic.
Lincolnshire, St Helens and South Sefton on Merseyside are the only northern areas in the rankings.
Patients in their 50s were the most likely to be prescribed sleeping pills, followed by those in their 70s.
There have been fears about people getting hooked.
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Nuno Albuquerque, of the UK Addiction Treatment Group, said: “In today’s world, our minds can wander when they should be resting.”