7 Steps To A Good Night's Sleep (PICTURES)

A good night’s sleep makes you happier, healthier, slimmer—and it should be right at the top of your list of priorities. But unless you are one of the lucky few who have absolutely no trouble when it comes to hitting the sack, you’re probably familiar with that feeling of staring at the ceiling, tossing and turning, or counting sheep, as the minutes and hours tick by.

If you’re not getting enough sleep, it can affect every aspect of your life, from your health, to your career, to your mood and even your personal safety and appearance.

According to the UK Sleep Council, nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night, with four out of five of us complaining of disturbed or inadequate – or "toxic" – sleep.

The good news is that all is not lost for the sleep front. Here are seven ways to set the clock and start sleeping well.