Friday, February 12, 2016

I Got A Solid Tourette's Mention In A Globe And Mail Article

This piece about insomnia habits by Adriana Barton in the Globe and Mail, Canada's second-largest circulation newspaper, mentions my Tourette's and my habits when I have trouble sleeping. It appeared both online and in the print edition:

Jeremy Peter Green, a lawyer in Washington, has not tried CBT-I, but he makes a habit of going for long walks or drawing cartoons when he can’t sleep. Green has Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological condition that makes him restless several nights a week. When his muscles start to contract and his eyes blink involuntarily, “it just becomes impossible to even think about sleeping.”
As a student, he would walk to the law school after midnight and draw cartoon animals on the whiteboards for his classmates to see in the morning. He graduated two years ago, and now publishes his cartoons at With more nights of practice, he said, “hopefully, the artwork will catch up with the word play.”