TV: Take Out, Turn Off, Drop Off to Sleep

May 8, 2009

The next time a patient’s insomnia fails to improve despite counseling about smoking and use of coffee, tea, and other stimulants, ask that he or she remove the television set from the bedroom. Or recommend that the television be turned off at a certain time every night so that a sleep pattern can be established. You may be surprised at the results!

The next time a patient’s insomnia fails to improve despite counseling about smoking and use of coffee, tea, and other stimulants, ask that he or she remove the television set from the bedroom. Or recommend that the television be turned off at a certain time every night so that a sleep pattern can be established. You may be surprised at the results!

-- Mohammed M. Basha, MD
Gainesville, Fla

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