Although bouts of insomnia normally come and go, it can easily get out of hand and become a chronic pattern. Just like when someone tells you not to think of something but you end up thinking about it anyway, trying to force yourself to sleep will only worsen your chances of getting a good night’s rest. Of course, our society has come to terms with the growing problem of insomnia, developing ways and drugs to help facilitate sleep. This just goes to show that insomnia is a big problem that afflicts many—just look at the market for sleeping pills and you’ll see how large of a problem insomnia really is. However, you may already know that sleeping pills and other sleep-inducing medications come with significant risks and addictive properties.