Health, well-being, and your very life depend on adequate sleep, according to everydayhealth.com. The average person needs about 8 hours. You know you’ve gotten enough when you awake feeling refreshed and can stay alert through the day.

 

Unfortunately, more than one in three Americans fail to get enough sleep. The consequences can dire.

 

Set the stage for healthy sleep with this tip:

 

Remember that a period of middle-of-the night wakefulness is normal. Stay calm. If you don’t fall back to sleep soon, get out of bed. Do something boring until you feel sleepy.