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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Query: Hi doctor, I traveled to a new country for a short business trip of 3 to 4 weeks. Today is my fifth day, and I am having problems to sleep at night from these past five days. As a precaution, I carried Melatonin and Zolfresh with me. Can I take 10 mg Zolfresh to get proper sleep? I took Melatonin l... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zolfresh (Zolpidem) is used for initiating and maintaining sleep. It should help you in resetting your sleep cycle. It is to be taken immediately before going to bed. Do not watch TV, mobiles, or interact after taking it. You can read a book if you want. You should fa... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male, who weighs 70 kg and I am 5.6 feet tall. I am having a lot of problems while waking up in the morning. I cannot move my body when I get up in the morning. It happens when I have a disturbed sleep. One of my friend, who is not a physician and a patient of sleep ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. Your condition is not "paralysis." It is likely to be a sleep disorder called sleep paralysis. First and foremost, maintain a natural circadian rhythm. This means that you... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have an 80 year old grandmother. She had unbearable chest pain two weeks back, due to which she was admitted to the hospital. After checking the ECG report, the doctor said that she suffered a minor heart attack. He said that my grandmother has a blockage in the heart. She does n... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your grandmother's test result (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see some changes, which confirms that she suffered a heart attack. Suffering a heart attack is not something anyone recovers from immediately, it will certa... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a sleep disorder. Even taking pills does not help me. I have diabetes and high blood pressure. Due to sleep disorder, I remain upset during my working days and it increases my blood pressure and sugar. I am taking Insulin Novomix 50, Anvol 5 mg, Telmisartan, and Rivotril 2 mg. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are certain things to be followed to have good sleep. You need to maintain sleep hygiene. Once you start doing it, your sleep will get improved soon. Keep your bedroom calm, quiet, and dark. Maintain regular hours of sleeping and wake up. Use your bed only for sle... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I cannot fall asleep or get sound sleep due to my activities during the day. I am into fitness. I should be able to sleep well as my body needs recovery, but sadly it is not happening. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. In general, sleep hygiene consists of providing a comfortable, quiet environment, avoiding light or sound. Once this routine is repeated every night, it becomes a habit to sleep at that particular time. Moreover, plan dinner time at least two ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is suffering from sleeplessness for two years. She started to suffer from this issue after seeing some problems that occurred in my uncle's marriage. She is unable to sleep at night as well as in the morning. She took Ativan 1 mg. Even after taking it, she is unable to s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your grandmother is suffering from a stress disorder. It causes disturbed sleep. You can consult your psychiatrist to increase her dose of Prodep (Fluoxetine) and Sulpitac (Amisulpride) to reduce stress on her mind. It helps to have good sleep. If you take it again ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have been having trouble sleeping for almost a year now. Sometimes worse and sometimes better. I am fairly certain it is because of heart palpitations. I am sure it is caused by stress, smoking, or caffeine. So I have been cutting back. And most nights, I can get thr... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Palpitations may occur due to various reasons: 1) Fast heart rate (many causes). 2) Slower heart rate (many causes). 3) Irregular heart rate (many causes). 4) Being overcautious about heartbeats. 5) Thin, lean patients can feel heartbeats, especially in a recumbent... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a type of insomnia where I cannot fall asleep even when I am tired. For a week now, I have been on Ativan to go to sleep every night because, for two whole nights, I had no sleep at all. I try naturally every night, and when I am just entering my sleep, my head goes fuzzy, and my ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand and empathize with your concern. You said that this is started six days back because of stress. First, you should know our basic instinct like hunger, thirst, and sleep are natural. We eat when we are hungry. We drink when we are thirsty. These are ba... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble sleeping for quite some time now. I do not fall asleep fast, and I have not 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... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for reaching out. How long have you been taking Propecia? One of the adverse effects of Propecia includes sleep behavior changes such as insomnia. Other cognitive effects include difficulty in maintaining attention, emotional sensitivity, depression effect,... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to sleep properly for the past two days and it seems like a migraine headache. I also have pain on the left side of the head and my left eye hurts a lot. When I get up fast, everything becomes dark for 3 to 5 seconds in front of my eyes. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are correct about migraines. I need to know some more details about your headache. Please mention the duration of having a headache and how long it stays. Please mention whether you have vomiting along with it. Please mention whether it seems to be a throbbing type.... Read Full »
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