Despite being a trained psychiatrist I frequently use mindfulness meditation to help improve the situations of my patients.
I have found that simply practicing mindfulness meditation gives you control over your state of mind. And this is helpful in any situation where one feels an overactive mind that is creating suffering.
Frequently sleep is disturbed when this happens.
Practicing meditation focuses the mind in a gentle and non judgmental manner.
You can learn this even if you think you cannot quiet the noise.
There are techniques and skills anyone can learn.
If you suffer with insomnia you do not have to “fall asleep”. If you just use the “awake time” at night to practice mindfulness meditation it quiets your mind in a restorative way.
You do not have to worry about getting “to sleep” but you often do.