05/16/2011 06:26 am ET Updated Jul 16, 2011

11 Steps for Getting A Good Night's Sleep

The following sleep hygiene tips are tried and true. Check them off your list and you'll raise the odds considerably of getting a good night's sleep. Believe me; you're going to find that they work a whole lot better than counting sheep.

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This piece is excerpted from ""20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger, Be Younger!"" by Bob Greene with Harold A. Lancer, M.D.; Ronald L. Kotler, M.D. and Diane L. McKay, Ph.D.

Dr. Kotler is a co-founder of the Pennsylvania Hospital Sleep Disorders Center and contributed the "Rejuvenating Sleep" chapter to "20 Years Younger."