A widower launches a campaign to raise awareness about insomnia and its treatments, reports The Bolton News.

Mr Greenwood said he now knows sleep deprivation affects many people in all walks of life, but there is too little publicity about possible cures.

“I have only found out since Sue has died that GPs often run sleep clinics, specifically for people suffering from insomnia,” he said. “They might have helped.

“It seems insomnia is something even the medical profession seems reluctant to talk about.

“If anything positive can come out of this, it is that more people must know about insomnia as an issue and how to access coping strategies to combat it.