Just chiming in here, I was allowed few visitors, dark room etc... until the staff saw that my pressures went down while my visitors were there distracting me and went up when I was alone obsessing. You don't need the added stress of being accused of being overprotective, so ask your wife's doc or nurse to speak with one of the family members to explain the situation more fully. Is anyone in your family in the medical profession? My sister is a nurse, and once she spoke to my nurses and doctors she could understand the seriousness of the situation and convey that to the rest of the family, once they knew for themselves, they were much more understanding of all the restrictions. Your wife needs you more than anyone else right now, so take care of yourself. Good Luck.