In light of the recent findings that genetics play a role in sleep, a news report from Medical Daily provides some tips on how to get a good night’s rest despite your genes.

“The effect of these genes on sleep is tiny, accounting for no more than a few minutes of a total night’s sleep,” Jim Horne of the Sleep Research Center at Loughborough University in England cautioned in HealthDay. “There are numerous mechanisms, maybe hundreds, in the brain affecting our sleep one way or another, all of which will be coded by one or more genes. Those looked at here are just a very few.”