Holiday stress. Work problems. Money concerns. Family issues — the worries that can keep you up at night are infinite.

Develop a sleep debt from those worries, and you’ll pay a price in your ability to think, plan and manage your emotions.

Perhaps you are living with a sleep deficit and believe you are making it through the day with no real impact.

First, don’t reach for a sleeping aid to fix the problem, an Expert said.

Then prioritize sleep — make it as important as eating, exercising, showering and all the other things you do on a daily basis.

if you’re an adult between the ages of 18 and 60, you are supposed to get seven or more hours of sleep each night.

start with making sure that you don’t have an underlying illness or are taking a medication that might affect your ability to sleep.

We should set healthy sleep goals, including trying to go to bed at the same time most nights and aiming for seven to eight hours of sleep.