Every week, the BBC Focus magazine solves some doubts of its readers. Below is a selection of their responses for the curious.

What is the best treatment for insomnia?

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Experts recommend not using phones or having televisions in the room.

There is no magic formula, but insomnia, and worry about insomnia, can become a bad habit that feeds on itself.

If you don’t sleep, it’s tempting to watch TV, check the phone, drink too much alcohol. All these behaviors, experts say, have to change.

Instead, you need a lot – although not before bed – avoid caffeine after noon, avoid large dinners and keep alcohol consumption.