Everyone has a night when they just don’t sleep well, but for some people lack of sleep or restless sleep is an every night occurrence. Sleep deprivation not only makes you feel sluggish and cranky the next day, but an ongoing lack of sleep contributes to a variety of health issues and diminished mental functions.

good night’s sleep will improve problem-solving skills and memory so you can do better on the job, at school and in social settings. Getting enough Z’s every night also helps improve your coping skills so you can deal with all the things that life throws your way and helps to make you an overall happier person. The body is designed to naturally repair itself during sleep and lack of sleep interrupts that natural healing process and can contribute to the onset on many illnesses. But how does one go to bed and get a restful 7-8 hours of sleep?

These 10 tips for better sleep will help you get to sleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake refreshed and ready to face the day.