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Inability To Sleep

The inability to sleep at night is called insomnia. Some of the conditions that can cause insomnia are depression, stress, chronic pain, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, heartburn, menopause, and restless leg syndrome. Usually, sleep hygiene and lifestyle changes are the first treatment option for insomnia.

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I am 23 years old, and I am facing significant mental health challenges that are causing family problems. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, and I am facing significant mental health challenges that are causing family problems. My family does not seem to understand what I am going through, and they talk about me behind my back, which is very distressing. This situation is affecting my sleep, leaving me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I read your query and understood your concern. First of all, I would like to mention that sometimes you do not have control over the situations and what others do but what matters is how you cope with it. Kindly screen yourself for clinical...  Read Full »

The continuous stream of thoughts that accompanies my ADHD hinders my ability to fall asleep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My ADHD significantly hinders my ability to fall asleep. The continuous stream of thoughts that accompanies my ADHD prevents me from achieving a state of restfulness. This issue has persisted for many years, spanning back to my diagnosis 12 years ago. Despite intermittent use of ADHD m...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) -related sleep challenges are significant, and there are strategies you can consider to help improve your sleep quality. One approach is to try a Drug holiday for...  Read Full »

Is the lack of sleep for years being in a navy submarine the reason for my sleep disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I worked in the navy submarine for four years, and I did not get any proper sleep for years. I have had two sleep studies and MLST. The first study shows N3 as 3.1%, and the second study shows N3 as 1.8%. MLST results were 6.7 minutes of sleep latency and 1 REM cycle. I am taking anti...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to Thank you for the query. Kindly answer the following; 1) Do you drink alcohol, caffeine, or other drugs? 2) Is there any pain or discomfort? 3) Do you take daytime naps? 4) Can you stop Modafinil for now? 5) Do you feel depressed? Thanks.  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep due to a lot of stress. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old and have been under so much stress for the last three months that I cannot sleep. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I cannot help you to solve your underlying stress, but I can help you to teach you to deal with it. It will help you. It will help if you exercise 30 to 45 minutes daily, like at least going for a walk. It will reduce stress. You should me...  Read Full »

I have nasal polyps and I cannot sleep. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ear, nose, and throat infection. I took antibiotics for the sinus infection with no benefits. And I have a polyp in my left nostril, which I noticed over a year ago. I visited a doctor for it, but she could not comment on the polyp due to the infection, but she said I might nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take Azithromycin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally once daily for five days. 2. Take Levofloxacin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally every 12 h...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing difficulties sleeping for the past few days. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 32-year-old female. Nowadays, I am not getting good sleep at night. I sleep only for four hours a day. I sit in front of the computer for ten hours a day. Is this disturbing my sleep? How to get good sleep at night? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dhananjay Tiwari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, long hours in front of the computer might be the reason for your disturbed sleep. You should improve your sleep hygiene. Things you should try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day, even on weekends, 30 minutes before bedtime you should have a relax...  Read Full »

Will the removal of the amygdala help with better stress response?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a unique problem. For approximately eight years now, I have not slept at all. It is a source of great distress for me. It is due to a man I used to walk around a park with for exercise telling me that I could not calm my mind. My mind and brain are processing what he said as a 'thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. As per your description, you might be having an anxiety disorder or an associated psychological disorder. Regarding the removal of the amygdala, I never encountered any literature mentioning surgical removal of ...  Read Full »

I get anxious in group discussions. How to overcome this?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had stage fear since childhood, and I avoid situations where I have to speak publicly. Now I have been selected for the job and have to introduce and talk about myself before a group. I have prepared myself, but the anxiety is killing me, and I have difficulty sleeping too. Kindly h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Anxiety is the worst for any person. It would help if you learn to relax when you are going to talk with the person. It will take time, but you can do it. I suggest you do the following: Try to learn to make eye contact with the person. Do...  Read Full »

I m worried as I am unable to sleep properly at night, and lack of good sleep affects my work. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am unable to sleep properly at night. Kindly suggest something for a good sleep as because of this I cannot work properly. Kindly respond as soon as possible.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your query.From the above complaints, it seems you have a problem getting sleep. Insomnia has got both medical and psychiatric causes. The most common cause of insomnia is anxiety. I have the following questions for you: How long have y...  Read Full »

Please suggest the diagnosis on my EEG report as I could not sleep.

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please analyze the electroencephalogram (EEG) recording enclosed and provide me with a detailed diagnosis? The reason for this examination is that I have problems falling and staying asleep for two years. I sleep only three to four hours a day, with common medication not or p...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The EEG (electroencephalogram) looks normal. There is no evidence of epileptic activity. There are some changes which are benign (marked by blue pen) and no need to worry about that. I would l...  Read Full »

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