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While Steps 1 to 9 are important—Dr. Oz says they all go out the window if you skip Step 10. Get seven to eight hours of sleep a night.

"If you don't get sleep, you'll crave other things like carbohydrates," Dr. Oz says. "Sleep will also generate growth hormone. That's that vitality hormone that makes us nice and bouncy and youthful and vigorous and makes us stay beautiful. The best way of getting growth hormone is to sleep the seven hours we speak of."

Do you have trouble making time for sleep…or can't fall asleep? Dr. Oz says you need to change your routine!

Improve your bedroom habits.
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FROM: Best Life Week: Dr. Oz and the Ultimate Health Checklist
Published on June 17, 2009
As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.

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