For better or worse, your patients may be concerned about the negative press sleeping pills have received as of late. If you want to try other strategies first, Marine Corps Times offers these 10 tips.

5. Don’t nap too late. If you have to nap, do it early in the day. Catching late-day winks reduces your need to sleep at night.

6. Rely on the sun. Light is great for regulating your sleep/wake cycle. So let the natural rays shine through in the morning and get a few beams in the afternoon.