Studies are proving that not only does a good night’s sleep give us more energy, but it may play a role in our food choices throughout the day and, hence, weight gain.

There are so many reasons to try for a good night’s sleep. The biggest being how refreshed you feel afterward. This week try and take steps to make your bedroom more conducive to sleep. Can you block light with thicker curtains? Can you pick it up so that there is no clutter to distract you? Can you invest in nicer, more comfortable sheets? Can you drop the temperature a few degrees? Think about environments where you sleep the best and try to recreate it.

Then for the rest of this week, try and go to bed at a regular time. Bring a book with you if that helps you sleep–but try to stay away from the T.V. and computer before bedtime.