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Siman 278, se'if 1

 

Is it muttar to perform the melacha of extinguishing a "candle" on Shabbos to enable someone to sleep? [Request "Halacha Sources" discussion]

          The Shulchan Aruch writes (put simply): [Only] if the person is ill - in such a way that there is a danger [to his very life].

          [Classic sources: Shabbos 29b (point4a) and 30a (points1a-d).]