Psychology Today: Dimitrios Tsatiris, MD, writes about the many ways that people can cope with bouts of insomnia.

Before you start your bedtime routine, take a few minutes to reflect on your To-Do List for the following day. Writing everything down can help purge your brain of worrying thoughts.

One of the worst ways to respond to insomnia is by getting frustrated or angry, and this will have a paradoxical effect and make it even harder for you to sleep.

Such responses activate your sympathetic nervous system, responsible for your “flight or fight” response, and this sends a signal to your brain to stay awake and alert.

Be mindful of how you talk to yourself when you are having a difficult night.

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