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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 have had tiredness, short-term memory, concentration, and sleep issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have recently changed my diet and sleeping habits, and due to my job in prison, my stress levels have escalated dramatically. I have had tiredness, short-term memory, concentration issues, sleeping issues, feelings of dis-reality, etc. It seems as though brain fog is caused by inflammati...  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. When the blood tests and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) have shown all normal results, we can rule out inflammation. This is most likely due to work stress. Carry on with the therapy. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

How can I overcome my inability to sleep?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 44-year-old woman experiencing sleep disturbances. Recently, I found myself waking up frequently during the night and struggling to fall back asleep. I am constantly tired, irritable, and grumpy throughout the day. I am concerned about the impact it is having on my overall well-b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Before proceeding, I would like you to answer a few questions: When was your last menstrual cycle? Is your menstrual cycle regular? Are you taking any medicine currently? Are you allergic to any medicine...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing nightmares, hallucinations, and sleep issues. How can I prevent it?

Query: Hello Doctor. Recently, I have been having disturbed sleep, with nightmares and shaking and sweating of the body. Even after I wake up, the thought lingers in my mind. I cannot always figure out what my dreams mean, and they are not always relatable. I also feel disoriented during these times with h...  Read Full »

Dr. Padmapriya Chandran

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The nightmares indicate that you have latent depressive symptoms. I assure you that you should not be concerned about your condition, but I recommend that you focus more on your career right now, pursue any kind of hobby, ...  Read Full »

I have a disturbed sleep and morning drowsiness. Pease help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 56 years old and self-employed. I do not have much work for the last few months as I have reduced my business for a gradual retirement. I go to bed at about 10 PM. I get up once in between for urination. Most of the day, in the last few months, my sleep gets disturbed at about 4 AM a...  Read Full »

Dr. Duraikannan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. You are suffering from two problems. One is nasal block and the other is sleep disturbance, which may be insomnia. You can stop Xaria plus (combination of Montelukast and Fexofenadine). Instead of that you can take Flutiflo-FT - F...  Read Full »

I am addicted to Benadryl. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am spending sleepless nights. I am struggling to fall asleep and often get disturbed by dreams. I feel restless legs throughout the night. The next morning when I wake up I feel fatigue. I am addicted to Benadryl to get sleep. But, I am trying to avoid it now. Please guide me for a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your complaints, it seems that you might have developed dependence on Benadryl. And it is quite possible that due to this dependence you might be having these symptoms. Benadryl is basically a Codeine-based cough syrup, which is an antitussive agent OTC (over...  Read Full »

I am a 26-year-old with spinal cord pain at the end near my butt. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old with spinal cord pain at the end near my butt. And it is swollen, I cannot sit or sleep. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is called coccydynia, usually due to a fall on the buttocks. It would help to take the following medicines: tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg for ten days after food, tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg for ten days before food, and tablet Shelcal (calcium a...  Read Full »

Can I take sleep medicine for more than six months?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is having sleep issues and is taking Venlafaxine 37.5 75 mg, Arip MT 5 mg, Pacitane 2 mg and Lonazep 0.25 from eight months. Is it alright to take these medicines for so long?  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Some psychiatric disorders warrant the medicines to be continued for a long time. This is important first to attain remission and second to prevent relapse. Now, since there are problems with sleep, it would be advisable to follow sleep hygiene practices. Hope you are ...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with my sleep lately. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. The whole day, I kept seeing the screen. I have been struggling with my sleep lately and came across some research about relaxation techniques for better sleep. Can you tell me more about how relaxation methods affect sleep and overall brain health? I am curio...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabhakaran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Athena Demertzi, a famous psychopathologist, has expertise in cognitive and clinical neuroscience. Her research contributes to the knowledge about the human mind, even when this cannot be communicated overtly. In a recent national survey, ...  Read Full »

I have been having insomnia after my brother's loss. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman struggling with insomnia after the loss of my elder brother. I find it challenging to maintain a healthy sleep routine among my responsibilities. Beyond general sleep hygiene practices, are there specific relaxation techniques or lifestyle adjustments that could h...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for healthcare. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. I understand the immense grief and challenging insomnia you are experiencing after the loss of your brother. Losing a loved one, especially a close...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sleep issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40-year-old female suffering from sleep issues. How might taking a magnesium supplement in addition to melatonin help with sleep issues? What are the possible advantages and drawbacks of doing so? I am curious about how magnesium affects sleep regulation, how it interacts with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I can provide you with information on how magnesium supplementation along with melatonin may help with sleep issues, their advantages and potential drawbacks, interactions, dosages, and other complementary approaches. 1. Magnesium and...  Read Full »

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