London, Nov 20 (UNI) It's strange but true -- thousands of Britons are facing sleeplessness due to fears and anxiety about their health, a new survey claims.
According to the survey conducted by British United Provident Association, 73 per cent of Britons can not sleep at night worrying about their well being and the stress in turn is actually damaging their health.
The survey revealed that Cancer, heart disease and obesity were the three main concerns for the people facing sleeplessness.
It also found that half of those with fears are not eating properly, one in eight are turning to alcohal, and one in 13 are losing their sex drive.
''If you are experiencing frequent sleepless nights, your worrying could be spiralling out of control. It is important you address your anxiety before your health is affected further,'' Dr Paula Franklin of BUPA , said.
The survey also found 50 per cent of people were more worried about their health than terrorism, the Mirror reported.