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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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. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

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 »

Does sleeping too much cause nasal congestion?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently sustained a groin injury while cycling. And found the best relief for the injury with an anti-inflammatory (Advil) and lying down on a bed. I suppose I overdid the amount of time I would spend in bed. Because after a week, I noticed my nose becoming congested upon waking up, a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are there any associated symptoms like runny nose, mouth breathing, or snoring? Was there any change in surroundings during these days? Any chance that you could be inhaling air different from what you were earlier? Usually, such a problem should not occur at your a...  Read Full »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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