Increased Or Decreased Sleep

Increased or decreased sleep can be caused by health problems or by too much stress, depression, and other psychological factors. Everyone experiences some sleep disturbances some time in life, but if these disturbances start affecting the daily life and other activities, then it may indicate some serious problem.

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I am sleeping more, and I feel low recently. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have noticed that I have been sleeping a lot more than usual for the past few days, and I feel very low. Nothing around me feels good, and my hands and legs are numb if I do not move them for a prolonged period. Please help me with the right advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you stated take us to three possible differential diagnoses. 1. Get TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), T3, andT4 levels tested. If any abnormality is found, treatment will be started with one tablet once a day, and your symptoms will resolve in a ...  Read Full »

I am developing withdrawal symptoms of Paroxetine. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I am a doctor. From the past year, I have been suffering from delayed onset sleep disorder, I sleep at 4 AM and wake up after noon. I saw a psychiatrist, and he put me on Melatonin, Modafinil, and Zolfresh. But I am still unable to sleep at the desired time, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding your delayed onset insomnia. Sleep is very important for a good mental health. Sleep disturbances can cause depression and vice versa I have read your history carefully. You are suffering fr...  Read Full »

Is Promethazine an effective medication for sedation in treating adults with insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to sleep, and I wake up frequently. I suffer from nightmares, and with daytime fatigue. I need a medication that is non-addictive. Is Promethazine an effective medication for sedation in the treatment of adults with insomnia?  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding insomnia. Promethazine is a sedative, but it will not help in insomnia. It will affect the quality of sleep. I will suggest you first go for a polysomnography to find out actual reason of insomnia, then start ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my chronic fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 46 year old female, who weighs 170 lbs and is 5.4 feet tall. I have symptoms of chronic fatigue. I had a sleep study recently that showed I have intrusion in every stage of sleep, and I have sleep fragmentation that occurs 14+ times an hour. My sleep doctor did not seem to think t...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep itself is a complex phenomenon, which is regulated by multiple mechanisms. As per your sleep study records, which have pointed out fragmentation of your sleep cycle, yes, these fragmentations do have an effect on your physical and mental health. Fragmented sleep ...  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden jerks just before sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the following symptoms for the last month or so. Difficulty in falling asleep at night. I have witnessed sudden jerks when I am about to fall asleep. After such jerks, it becomes difficult for me to get good sleep. I do not remember having these jerks once I complet...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history, and I have seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am highlighting the abnormal results. In your CBC (complete blood count), there is raised MCV (mean corpuscular volume). You have vitamin B12 deficiency. Are you a veget...  Read Full »

Can you see any problem in my EEG report?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an EEG done and the results were abnormal. I have attached the reports. What do the results mean? Can I be treated? If yes, then how? I take Aripiprazole, Fluoxetine, and Oxybutynin. I am diagnosed with depression, anxiety, and urinary incontinence. When I was a child (2 or 3 years ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: What exactly happens in the episode of partial loss of consciousness. Is it the feeling of surroundings rotating around you? Is it the feeling of you rotating yourself? Is it the feeling of impending doom with inc...  Read Full »

My newborn is sleeping for more than 18 hours a day. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, My newborn baby is sleeping the whole day. He sleeps more than 18 hours. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is an absolutely normal behavior of a newborn. They may sleep even twenty to twenty-two hours per day. Nothing to worry. As the baby grows, the duration of sleep decreases accordingly. So, keep your baby warm and feed every second hourly. Thank you and have a ni...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Zolfresh to get proper sleep?

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 »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

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 »

I sleep for 13 hours a day. Is it fine to take Modafinil to reduce my sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old male, all my life I have required about 13 hours sleep every night, regardless of the bedtime. If I get the 13 hours sleep, I am not tired the next day, but if I only get 10 hours sleep, I will be very tired that day and also get a sleep debt. I went to bed at 8 PM las...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your query. I have gone through your complaint and I think Modafinil is a good option in your case. Modafinil is used to decrease excessive sleepiness and enhances memory and cognitive functions. Modafinil can have some side effects, which are headaches, ...  Read Full »

My 2.5-year-old toddler is sleeping too much. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a little concerned that my 2.5 year old toddler has been sleeping too much lately. He woke up at 4 AM the day before yesterday, but he was fine yesterday. We went to the regional center yesterday, where he played and we reached home by 2 PM. He went to sleep at 2.30 PM and has...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is not healthy for a child at this age to sleep so much, it can happen if the child has developed a viral infection, or it can be the effect of some drugs. You should ask your child if he has taken anything without informing you. It i...  Read Full »

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