My daughters function better the more they sleep — pretty obvious, right? There's just a little reading in bed after brushing teeth, for two minutes of course. I know that I function better on eight and a half hours of sleep, but many a night, I push myself past my healthy bedtime. A good book can keep me turning the pages well into the wee hours. Creating a bedtime routine for myself should do the trick. I just also have to self-police.