According to the National Institutes of Health, sleeplessness costs the U.S. economy up to $411 billion a year in lost productivity, and sleep disorders affect 50 million to 70 million Americans. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep a public health problem; a contributor to hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer. Read below for some important tips to improve your sleep patterns.

It’s important time to continue the discussion around healthy sleep habits. That is why Kaiser Permanente developed a helpful video of tips people can utilize to get better sleep and work on improving their overall health.

Tips include:

  1. Go to bed and wake up around the same time each day.
  2. Do something relaxing until you feel tired. Read a book, listen to music or take a warm bath.
  3. Make sure your bed, bedding and nightclothes are comfortable.
  4. Skip bedtime snacks.
  5. Put your phone down and turn the TV off.