Common "Insomnia" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A type of sleep disturbance that can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep or if the person keeps getting up is called insomnia. If left untreated, insomnia can significantly affect your mental and physical health. Stress, traveling, poor sleep hygiene, psychiatric disorders, and certain medical conditions are some of the common causes of insomnia.

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I have trouble sleeping lately, may be due to stress. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having trouble sleeping lately, which might be due to all the stress I have been dealing with at work. It is like my mind just will not shut off, and I end up tossing and turning all night. I am starting to worry about how this lack of sleep is affecting my mental health. C...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Understandably, work-related stress can interfere with your sleep, and it is important to address it for your overall well-being. Insomnia and other sleep disorders can have a significant impact on mental health, especially when related ...  Read Full »

I suffer from work stress and I have sleep issues. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 53-year-old male. I lately feel quite burnt out in life. I work as an accountant, and I am paid well. But the work stress is baffling, and I feel stressed out ever since I got promoted. I have been diabetic for the past nine years, and the values are fairly under control. The main i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vipul Chelabhai Prajapati

Answer: Hello,Welcome to appreciate the confidence that you place in me for your healthcare consultation.I can understand your concern. From your description, you seem to be suffering from insomnia secondary to stress and tension. Kindly answer the following questions:Since how long are you su...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing difficulty sleeping. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing difficulty sleeping for a while and suspect I might have insomnia or some other sleep disorder. Can you explain common signs of insomnia and other sleep disorders and how they might affect one's overall health? Are there any effective strategies or sleep aids that...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. Struggling with sleep can be quite challenging. Insomnia, one of the most common sleep disorders, is characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up to...  Read Full »

I am experiencing insomnia and racing thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been dealing with insomnia for quite some time now, and my mind is constantly racing with thoughts. I am experiencing nightfall at various times, sometimes even during the day. It is happening infrequently, sometimes continuously, and sometimes with gaps of a week or more i...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand what you are going through. Nightfall is a normal bodily function. When you reach puberty, your body starts producing semen continuously. Eventually, it needs to be released. If you are not sexually active or masturbating, it may ...  Read Full »

I have sleep issues. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have been struggling to sleep day and night. I also recently lost my father. I am exhausted from not getting enough sleep. I was searching for a sleeping pill to make sure I got a good night's sleep. I also do not want my family to know about it because I am always the strong one.Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have just read your query, and I can understand your concern, I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry. I am here to take care of you. I think you are suffering from sleep deprivation based on your symptoms. I realize that you are grieving, and yo...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

I am suffering from insomnia. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male who has been working night shifts for the past three years and is struggling with insomnia during the day. I recently consulted a doctor who diagnosed me with insomnia. Can you provide insights into effective ways to fall asleep quickly despite my night shift sc...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. I can understand your situation. You may have a sleep disorder. If you do not get enough sleep, then it will lead to irritability, low mood, getting easily fatigued, and can result in concentration issues. ...  Read Full »

My father suffers from a lack of confidence and headaches. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am seeking urgent assistance for my father, who is grappling with various distressing symptoms. He is experiencing a lack of confidence, an intense burning sensation in his head, and struggles to eat while sitting due to breathlessness and impatience. Additionally, he faces difficult...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I would appreciate more information about your father's health. Are there any additional medical conditions, such as diabetes mellitus (a metabolic disorder causing high sugar in the blood) or hypertension (high blo...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female diagnosed with borderline personality, depression, and anxiety. I also have insomnia. I am currently taking Venlafaxine 375 mg, Depakine 1000 mg, and Quetiapine (extended-release) 150 mg/day. The last time I went to the doctor, I was suggested to change Quetia...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your problem and situation, but you have not mentioned the dosage and duration of Aripiprazole and Levomepromazine. You must gradually taper off your tablet Quetiapine. Quetiapine is potent, and if you stop suddenly, you will surely have withdrawal-l...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with insomnia. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have been struggling with insomnia, which is affecting my daily life. Can you provide information on the common causes of insomnia and the potential physical and mental health consequences of chronic sleeplessness? I also would like to know the practical ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Insomnia can be challenging, and it is important to address it for better overall well-being. Common causes of insomnia can include the following: Stress and anxiety: Mental and emotional stress can make it difficult to relax and fal...  Read Full »

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