Why Aren’t You Sleeping?

The slightest amount of light (such as moonlight) or a night light can disturb melatonin production. A sleep mask can make a big difference but one word of caution: wrap a tissue or cotton handkerchief around the mask as the material itself might cause eye irritation.

Patients who’ve had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep are often surprised that they do much better when they turn off the wireless at night. If you’re already my patient, you know how I stress the importance of limiting time on cell phones and wireless technology.