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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Why do I feel irritated and tired even after sleeping for 13 to 14 hours a day?

Query: Hi doctor, I use to sleep for 13 to 14 hours a day. Even after that, I still feel tired. I feel irritable for the whole day. Can I have any health issues? I have this issue for 20 days. Sometimes I have a fever.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons for oversleeping. You are following the same sleep routine for more than a week and so your body has got adapted to the habit. Normally, we feel tired after waking up. It does not matter if you sleep for 8 hours or 14 hours. It is our thoug...  Read Full »

Can stress disturb a person's sleep cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I cannot sleep at night. When I sleep, I cannot get up for nine to ten hours. When I cannot sleep, I usually keep using my laptop. I am overweight. I have a weight of 94 kilograms. I do not know the cause. Can I have this issue due to stress?   Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You are facing sleep disturbance due to unavoidable sleep patterns. You have this issue due to changed work schedules. Stress plays a key role. When a thought process is going on, our mind finds it difficult to shut down. Regarding weight, it ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms a possibility of COVID-19 infection?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 69-year-old female with a long history of rheumatoid arthritis. On Monday, I started to develop a fever. Two days later, it continued with headache and lack of appetite, fatigue, and weakness, sleepy and spent more than normal hours sleeping. (Between 9 to 12 hours). On Thursday,...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your investigation reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). All investigations showing normal except serum Calcium levels are very low and Vitamin D levels also. Probably you are suffering from viral fever with antibio...  Read Full »

After having lunch, I feel drowsy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My college is in a location that is away from my home. I have joined a mess for having food. There excess soda is used in rotis for profit purpose. Due to which, after having lunch I feel drowsy and is compelled to sleep in half an hour from then. And that is the only reason, my study ...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned that your problem is due to the food you have been taking from your mess, you can simply overcome your problem by avoiding that particular mess's food and you can take food from another place. In case it is difficult for you to avoid that mess and no o...  Read Full »

Can lack of sleep cause dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a college teacher. I feel fatigue and dizzy for past one year. I slept very late one night and the next day while taking class had a dizzy feeling for a second. I felt that my head was reeling and on that afternoon I took off. It did not happen again but I felt myself weak with less ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hariharan V

Diabetologist, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints very carefully. Believe me, it has happened to many highly educated people and they have recovered quickly. The giddiness you felt when you were taking class without sleep was a single episode which should not be confused with other symptoms. D...  Read Full »

I find something strange with my dreams. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Today, I felt something strange¬†which I cannot understand. Normally, I sleep in the late morning. But, today while I was sleeping, suddenly I came out of my dream. But, I found that I am still dreaming. I was at a place that is not where I was supposed to be that time. I was not in my...  Read Full »


Dr. Arooj Najmussaqib

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your question regarding dreams, yes, it is possible to have dreams within a dream and it is fairly normal. People when fall asleep especially into deep sleep they do have such dreams, in which they feel like that they are awake and experiencing ev...  Read Full »

I am unable to fall asleep. Taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Please advice me.

Query: Dear Doctor, My problem is that, I am unable to fall asleep and it persists for more than a year now. Now started taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Slight headache is also felt whenever I fail to sleep. I am a male, 38 years old, teetotaller (never drinks alcohol).  Read Full »


Dr. Ananth S

Andrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Chronic insomnia in a middle aged man who is a teetotaller is not very common. (Read expert advice for getting a good night's sleep) One leading cause of insomnia, or inability to fall asleep (Initial Insomnia) is Major Depression. If you experience periods of increased worrying, decreased energ...  Read Full »

Can Fluoxetine be tried instead of Venlor XR?

Query: Hello doctor, I tried Venlor XR 75 mg during the night and got very poor result for put me to sleep. I tried to take it only in the morning and that too resulted in me being very sleepy. Can I try Fluoxetine? Or any other alternative medicines like ayurveda? Can I take St.John's wort or 5-HTP? I wou...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like you to continue Venlor XR (Venlafaxine) 75 mg at night, as there is response to this medication in terms of improved depressive symptoms. It was advised to increase the dose by taking 37.5 mg in morning and 75 mg at night. However, you continue taking Venl...  Read Full »

How eating habits or certain foods impact sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, How eating habits or certain foods impact sleep? How much should men be stretching at 25, 30, 35, 40, 45? Does the need to be flexible vary by age?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Fitness Expert, Orthopaedician And Traumatologist, Physiotherapist, Spine Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Eating late heavy dinners will certainly affect sleep and also missing the meal altogether. Should avoid fatty meal especially at dinner time. Meals taken with lots of fluids are to be avoided too. Men should try and remain as flexible as possible, really more stiff, yo...  Read Full »

I have been facing excessive sleeping. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have been facing excessive sleeping for the last two weeks. Even after having a sound sleep for 6 to 8 hours at night I find it difficult to wake up. I feel sleepy all day long. If I think of taking a nap in the afternoon, then it again lasts for 3 to 4 hours and aga...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms I feel sorry for your health condition. It is bothersome for sure. The causes may be depression or anxiety, thyroid disease, lack of motivation or aim ahead in life and sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea syndrome is that no matter how long you sleep at ni...  Read Full »

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