“Get more sleep.” An often-lauded recommendation to improve not just your running but your entire life, and it sounds SO SIMPLE except … how? And how much? And, um, can we go back to how?

I’ve concluded that I cannot, in fact, add an extra couple hours to my day just for sleeping. And there are only so many to-dos we can cut out of our days to increase the amount of time available for sleeping. But what we CAN do is improve our quality of sleep. That’s what researchers call “sleep hygiene,” and it encompasses all the habits and routines around your bedtime as well as your sleeping environment.

Here’s my top tips for improving your overall sleep situation. Is this going to work every night? Probably not, especially if you have kids or animals. But making a few small adjustments can make a big difference.

Read the full post over at SaltyRunning.com!