You know the drill: you're tired as all get out and get ready for bed. Then you lay down and suddenly you mind is racing and you can't relax. What to do? I have the same thing happen quite a bit. Here are some great tips that might help you fall asleep faster. One reason this is so important is new research showing that getting the right amount of sleep (everyone is different-but generally 7-9 hours is about right) is critical to good health.