For the New York Times Opinionator topic All-Nighters (discussing all aspects of insomnia), New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast provided some advice in the form of a comic.Â She gets to sleep by doing a simple A-Z game :
I try to list various things from A to Z: countries, rock groups, prescription drugs, movies, books, celebrities whose first and last names begin with the same letterâ€¦ you get the idea. I donâ€™t mind repeating categories from one night to another. Diseases might seem to be an unlikely insomnia game category, but for some reason, itâ€™s one of my favorites.
(Illustration by Roz Chast, with thanks to Mike)