Marc Yeoman complained he was getting less than one hour’s sleep a night, reports Manchester Evening News.

A former night worker took his own life after moving to an early shift left him with ‘terrible’ insomnia. Marc Yeoman, who worked in the builders’ yard at B&Q, took a fatal combination of painkillers and whisky days after telling his doctor he couldn’t sleep. A coroners’ inquest heard the 45-year-old from Fallowfield sent a final text to his girlfriend Kate Tyler saying ‘xxx’. He was found dead at his home in Fallowfield by his landlord and friend of 20 years, Marc Connor, after Miss Tyler couldn’t get hold of him.

Miss Tyler told the inquest: “We were in a relationship for a year. We spent a lot of time together. He was a live wire, always loving life. He was kind, funny and a genuinely lovely person. “He had no significant mental health issues, and the only health problem he had was with his knee. We would go hill walking and climbing together. He would always complain about pain in his knees after a long day in the mountains.