In this article from Psychology Today, Rubin Naiman discusses how practicing a mindful approach can help us not only to solve our own insomnia, but to understand how it arose and, in embracing a more peaceful relationship with sleep, prevent it from reoccurring.
Practicing a mindful approach to sleep opens the way to a personal and more peaceful relationship with sleep. In doing so, we can learn a lot about our sleeplessness. We may observe that what wakes us up is not typically what keeps us awake. And that what keeps us awake is the vengeance with which we try to get back to sleep. A heightened awareness of the extent of our inner skirmishes around sleep provides an invaluable opportunity to give up the battle, which can help us reduce our anxiety and achieve better sleep."