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Sleep with an eye mask on. That’s according to Dr. Meir Kryger from the Yale School of Medicine. He’s the author of “The iGuide To Sleep” and he says the darkness provided by a sleep mask tricks your brain into pumping out more of the sleep hormone melatonin. And that not only improves the quality of sleep – melatonin is also toxic to cancer cells. That’s why two studies from Japan found that sleeping without any light exposure can cut your risk of breast cancer by 31%.