I believe that there is nothing to fear than fear itself. One should not fear to fear because fear is natural. When a person understands what makes them fear things then they would be able to deal with it. For instance, a person might fear taking an exam when they are not well prepared for it. Now in such a context, the person has to prepare for the exam. When the person prepares for the exam, it makes them more capable and less fearful. Here the fear was connected with their own lack of preparation.
There are some fears that cannot really resolve such as fear of ghosts, fear of the dark, fear of death etc. Here it is better to understand what makes us fear them. Less information on these subjects is probably why we fear them. Therefore, in such cases, the individual might have to make do with what they understand about the subjects. Alternatively, they can seek comfort in religion, and advice of their elders. If I was to help someone handle their fear, I would first seek to identify why people have fear
In conclusion, fear can be handled well when one knows why they fear something. I would help people around me identify what causes the fear in the first place.
I am an insomniac. I have experienced the effects of insomnia many times. I usually have to put on a meditation tape, or will have to listen to some music, or sometimes even take a sleeping aid in order to sleep. When I have a normal day, when I sleep, I usually sleep off in a couple of hours. This is not the normal sleep pattern. People usually sleep within minutes, maybe less than an hour. I usually take a couple of hours before I can even doze off. When I have a day of really bad insomnia, I might end up staying awake till even early morning. I remember days when I have stayed awake till my alarm clock rings. These days, when I know I am going to have a bad night, I stay up reading a book or get my school work done and rest later.
Insomnia makes people irritation. People need to sleep in order to have some energy and when they do not sleep, they feel irritated. They might be low on energy and this could make them easily irritable. They might get angry easily and could have very poor impulse control. They will feel sleepy during the day time. They will lose focus and attention and could have a very foggy and moody way of thinking. This could last till they manage to get some sleep.
Insomnia needs medical help as it not only results in irritation and anxiety, but it could make a person suffer adverse health conditions.