No one can operate at their most effective when they are sleep deprived. A good night’s sleep is vital for your body and mind to reenergize, repair and renovate. Short term lack of sleep can leave you lethargic and prone to stress. In the long term, sleep deprivation can increase your risk of stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, depression and a whole lot more. I’ve got here a whole list of things you can try when you struggle to get to sleep or sleep for long enough. You’ll find some of these suggestions contradictory so you have to experiment to see which works best for you.