Sleep is important. Without it, we, as humans, would not be able to function or carry on with our daily routines and activities. Without proper sleep, our minds can become foggy, our concentration can suffer, and we may not be as mentally sharp as we would be if we had gotten a full night’s rest. Our work and academic performances might suffer because of lack of sleep, and our immune system may not be able to fight off infections as easily, making us more susceptible to illnesses. It stands to reason, then, that getting a good night’s sleep - at least eight hours - is important. Getting proper sleep is also essential to help you lose or maintain your weight. Sometimes it is difficult to get this kind of sleep, especially if we have a lot going on or we are struggling from insomnia. Here are a few tips to help improve your quality of sleep.