In a world of jam-packed schedules, sleep is usually the first thing sacrificed to squeeze more time out of the day. But losing out on sleep can be bad – it can cause you to be more accident prone, it’s linked to lots of health risks, and it can slow down brain function. With the average person needing 7 to 9 hours of sleep, there are some things you can do to be sure you get enough. Keeping your bed as a sleep space is important – when you do work or watch TV in bed, your brain makes associations with those activities and makes it harder to associate it with sleep. Avoiding screen-time before bed and taking short power naps in the afternoons can also contribute to a healthy sleep lifestyle.