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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Can bipolar cause an inability to sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been diagnosed with anxiety and depression. But now I think of it as bipolar. I am not an expert but I will be awake until five o clock or six o clock and I am not able to sleep. I feel it as an adrenaline rush. I do not need a diagnosis and I want an opinion around it if it could b...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is difficult for me to reach a diagnosis from the above-mentioned details. You are not having bipolar type 1 mood disorder. If the person is suffering from mania, then the person is unable to take care of themselves and the symptoms will be severe. The patient is tak...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep due to the repetitive thoughts produced in the brain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 16-year-old male. I was not able to sleep. Last night, I played a videogame for a couple of hours before sleep. When I went to sleep at about two o clock, I could not fall asleep, even if I tried thinking of something else. My brain basically played the game over and over again and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is due to the game only. They are running in your subconscious mind and due to that, you are not able to sleep. It will become fine within a few days. Try to stop playing games and divert your mind from playing and try to do other things su...  Read Full »

What do symptoms like lack of sleep, mood swings, loss of interest, etc., indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not sure if I have depression, but I notice a lack or have a hard time sleeping. I have feelings of emptiness and guilt, change in appetite, fatigue, mood swings, suicidal thoughts at times, and losing interest in my favorite activities. Is there a way I can confirm if this is ju...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your situation. If you have social and functions impairment for more than two weeks, it is a major depressive disorder. If you have not any work impairment and just feeling gloomy, then it is not depression. It may be due to some temporary stress or...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use medicine for sleep disorder for a long time?

Query: My grandmother is suffering from sleeplessness from the past 2 years,since the problems occured with his son's(my uncle's) marriage related issues..she is unable get sleep at night as well as in the morning.from the beginning of this year. she has been taking ativan 1 mg..but still couldn't get slee...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Singh


Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq. Thanks for the query. As per details given by you it seems that the patient may be experiencing stress disorder which can cause disturbed sleep. U can contact the prescribing psychiatrist and request to increase dose of Prodep and Sulpitac (provided the prescribing doctor...  Read Full »

I suffer from sleep disorder and how to manage it?

Query: Sleep disorder even pills are not helping. At this stage I am a diabetes and have high blood pressure. Due to sleep disorder I remain upset during days working ultimately increase BP and sugar. I am taking insulin Novomix 50, Anvol 5 mg, Telmisartan_D 2.5/4, and Rivotril 2 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky


Answer: Hello there are certain things you need to do to maintain sleep hygiene...once you do that...your sleep will improve. keep your bedroom calm, quiet and dark. Maintain regular hours of sleeping and waking up.Use the bed only for sleeping. Don't eat on the bed, talk on the phone, watch TV or read on...  Read Full »

How to manage measles with a swollen and dry throat?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is a 15-year-old girl and weighs approximately about 42 kg. She has measles for more than a week; now, she is only taking Dolan for fever. Now she's quite upset with her swollen throat, and she spits once with blood. She has a bad taste; that is why she seldom eats. Her throat ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, some medicines will reduce the swelling and throat infection as well. If she spits out blood, there are possibilities of mouth ulcers. Can you please send me a picture of her mouth and the swollen part? Please take tablet Augmentin (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulani...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hard to sleep at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble with sleeping at night. I feel exhausted all day. I do not understand the reason. Can you help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Disturbed sleep at night can be due to many reasons. If you are having any kind of mental stress or anxiety, then it can cause disturbed sleep at night. Other causes are sleep disorders, obstructive s...  Read Full »

Is it possible to not fall asleep even when you are very tired?

Query: Hello. Have u ever heard of a type of insomnia where one is prevented from falling asleep even when very tired? For a week now I’ve been on Ativan to go to sleep every night, because for 2 whole nights prior I had no sleep at all. I try naturally every night and when I am just entering sleep my he...  Read Full »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat


Answer: Hello, I can understand and empathize about u. You said that this is started 6 days back because of stress. first you should know our basic instinct like hunger, thirst and sleep are natural. we feed when we r hungry. we drink when we r thirsty. means these are basic phenomena we cannot stimulate t...  Read Full »

Running affected my circadian rhythm. How to fall asleep soon?

Query: Hello doctor, I am now 35 years old. In my early twenties, I was a marathon runner. Now I go a few times per week, one to five times to run after my office hours. I run about 10- 15 km a few times per week. I used to run intensively and to sweat strongly. My heart rate goes up. My problem is that...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Prior to my answer to your query, I have some queries to be answered. Do you have thyroid problems or gastritis? Any anxiety or depression? Significant psychological stress? For how long you have been witnessing sleep problem? Do you have difficulty falling asleep? ...  Read Full »

Can Propecia cause trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi! I'm having trouble sleeping for quite some time now. I don't fall asleep fast, I haven't really felt good even after sleeping, instead i feel quite tired as I keep waking up several times in the middle of the night. I am taking Propecia for my hair problems, could it be an effect of that medicin...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! thank you for reaching out how long have you been taking propecia? one of the adverse effect of propecia includes sleep behaviour changes such as insomnia. Other cognitive effects include difficulty in maintaining attention, emotional sensitivity, depressed effect and anxiety that may lead ...  Read Full »

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