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Infographic: Your daily countdown to sleep 

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Getting enough rest is extremely important to health and wellbeing. Adults who average fewer than 6 hours of sleep per night are more likely to come down with a cold than those getting the recommended 7 hours. For children and teens, sleep is essential to proper growth and development.

There are lots of things you can do to improve the quality of your sleep. "Choices that you make throughout the day do matter," says Hyong Un, MD, chief psychiatric officer for Aetna Behavioral Health. Here are some simple Do’s and Don’ts to help you get back on track.