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How To Sleep Better In 2015

02/03/2015 02:18 EST | Updated 02/05/2015 05:59 EST

You may already have a bedtime routine you're comfortable with, but if you're not getting a good night's sleep every day, here's a newsflash: it's not working.

Sleeping benefits everything from our immune systems to our brains to even lowering our odds of falling asleep behind the wheel, and yet about 3.3 million Canadians have a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep, according to Statistics Canada.

While you've heard almost every recommendation of how many hours of sleep you should be getting every night, the National Sleep Foundation suggests seven to nine hours for adults between the ages of 26 and 64.

Of course there are several factors that can disrupt your sleep, including a poor diet, stress and sleep conditions like insomnia or sleep apnea. If you do find yourself in a bit of a rut, talk to your family doctor about other options for getting better sleep.

But in the meantime, Morgan Baker of Dormeo Canada offers 17 ways to ensure better sleep this year. While we suggest following all of these rules over time, make sure you don't try to do everything at once.

How To Sleep Better In 2015