Less than 6 hours sleep a night this can increase your chances of becoming seriously ill, becoming over weight, depressed, suffering from diabetes or cancer.
On the other hand, if you put effort into getting good sleep you will be repaid in many ways. Good quality sleep is anti-aging, boosts the immune system, improves your ability to learn, aids in weight loss, produces happy hormones, promotes liver function & reduces your risk of heart disease.
12 Tips To Improve Your Sleep
Develop a new nightly ritual & stick to it for 6 weeks
Consider the senses
Sight - dim lights, no computer screens, no violent TV, positive reading material
Touch - pajamas, sheets, ideal temperature, hot bath
Smell - aromatherapy
Hearing - play music or visualisation CD
Mind - pranayama or meditation
Do high intensity yin exercise after work to avoid adrenalin response
Consider adrenal support
Take EFA's (essential fatty acids) like Bestow Oil, Zinc & Magnesium
Avoid alcohol & drinks close to bed