According to the National Sleep Foundation, as many as 47 million Americans are sleep-deprived. And that’s a problem since experts argue that getting adequate zzz’s is as important to health and well-being as diet and exercise. If you have a hard time falling asleep, wake up often in the night, or feel exhausted and doze off in the daytime, try this tip from everydayhealth.com for a more restful slumber:

Turn Everything Off

If you can view a clock from your bed, move it. Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at the University of California at San Diego and a spokesperson for the National Sleep Foundation, says getting rid of the clock is effective in 90 percent of people who have difficulty sleeping. “If you’ve just woken up and you want to know what time it is, you have to take yourself from transitional sleep to full awakening – and you’ve then made it harder to fall back to sleep,” says Ancoli-Israel. “Get rid of the clock and don’t even open your eyes if you awaken in the middle of the night, because that will take you out of that transitional sleep.”