Do you ever have a hard time falling back asleep because you can’t turn your mind off? Mentally replaying events of the day, maybe with a critical voice about how you failed. Or thinking of all the tasks that need to be accomplished in the next day, a mental to-do list, what you don’t want to forget. Or even bigger picture, what is my purpose in life? What kind of parent do I want to be? Major decisions around housing, work, family life. Or, just thoughts simply wishing you could fall back asleep. The way you think determines the way you feel. And if you are thinking anxious thoughts, you will feel tense and have a hard time relaxing. The answer is changing the way you think, also known as cognitive restructuring. Here are some common sleep robber thoughts, and more helpful thought replacements. Add your own sleep robber thoughts and brainstorm some challenge thoughts or thought replacements. The more you practice, the more easily you can access them when you need them.