If you have trouble falling or staying asleep, or you’re just not getting enough of it, try to pinpoint the cause. You may need to experiment a little. Maybe a more relaxing bedtime routine would help? You could turn off your cell phone, computer, and TV an hour before bedtime. Then dim the lights and listen to some soft music. Maybe ear plugs or an eye mask might help. Or, maybe cutting down on alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods before bedtime may help you sleep better.

What do you think keeps you awake at night? What steps can you take to banish the sleep-stealing culprits in your daily life?