It’s true, a lack of sleep is bad for your health.

How? It can weaken your immune system and adversely affects the learning process.

Furthermore, it’s estimated that 90% of those that suffer from insomnia also have serious chronic illness, such as diabetes, heart disease, or high blood pressure.

So, let’s take a look at some of the things that can saboteur a good night’s sleep.

Preparing for sleep is a process, so put away that IPAD or smartphone.

Watch what you put in your mouth.

Certain pain medications or antidepressants can keep you awake.

Coffee or other caffeinated beverages can also cause insomnia.

Don’t exercise within 2 hours of going to bed.

Make sure your room is dark enough; and your mattress and pillow are comfortable.