Today (3/15) is World Sleep Day. The members of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and the World Sleep Day Committee tell us the importance of getting enough sleep.

It's designed to raise awareness of sleep as a human privilege that is often compromised by the habits of modern life. It's the celebration of sleep and is held the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox of each year

I don't know about you but I'm still a little thrown off by the time change from Sunday. I know I need to go to bed at night but can't fall asleep because it's an hour earlier then last week.

So here are some tips to help you sleep:

Do something dull before retiring. A little boredom goes a long way toward promoting sleep. If your wife is asleep when you come to bed, she may be telling you something.

Keep the bedroom dark because light interferes with sleep. That might explain why your wife has it so dark in there. However that doesn't explain why she calls you "Juan the pool boy'" especially if you don't have a pool

Keep the bedroom cool and the bed warm. If it's the other way around let your wife know. I'm sure she won't mind....yeah right.

Drink milk before bedtime because it contains substances that relax the body.  My problem is that the Oreo cookie crumbs keep waking me up.

Use your bed for only one thing: sleep.  Oh sure, she follows that rule.

One thing is for sure...Reading this has made me very sleepy. I guess I'm celebrating it today as well.

[World Association of Sleep Medicine]