The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 17 percent of drivers fall asleep at the wheel every year, resulting in some 1,500 deaths and 40,000 injuries. Here's how to get more sleep:

1. Make sleep a priority. Determine how much sleep you need by spending eight hours in bed each night. Most people will sleep all eight hours.

2. Get your internal clock set. Go to bed and wake up at the same hour even on weekends.

3. Line up your sleep cues. Make your bedroom dark, quiet, and cool (about 65 degrees). Have a pre-retiring routine.

4. Avoid caffeine, cigarettes, alcohol, and exercise close to bedtime.

5. Snacks before bed should include food with tryptophan (dairy, bananas, turkey) which aids sleep.

6. Daytime naps should last no more than 20 minutes.

7. Be wary of sleeping pills. They can make you drowsy the next day.