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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What are the home remedies for insomnia?

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 »

Dr. Balamurugan

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

What are the nonpharmacological interventions to treat insomnia?

Query: Hi doctor, Around two years back, I had an MI. After recovery, I found difficulty in sleeping. So my cardiologist prescribed Alprax 0.5 mg. It solved the problem. Last month, my whole family and I were infected by COVID-19. The infection was mild, and we all recovered around 15 days back. Now I can...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. You may have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. Try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1.You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like a walk. 2.You should do ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to not fall asleep even when you are very tired?

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 »

Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat


Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Can I get the COVID vaccine as I have a food allergy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48-year-old female. My height is 5'3, and my weight is 54 kg. My symptoms are hives, itchiness, sleeplessness. I used Zyrtec and Aquasoft moisturizing lotion. After a mosquito bite, hives are formed, and now without mosquito bites, also I had hives and itchiness. I started t...  Read Full »

Dr. Jebin Abraham

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Allergy Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for contacting us. Hives can be triggered by a variety of insults. A detailed history and check-up will be needed to find out the exact cause of the same. Apart from mosquito bites, food, clothes, other insects, etc., can cause hives. Some medicines can also c...  Read Full »

Can instability of the mood have an influence on my intestine?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female suffering from IBS for three years. I always get a severe attack twice a month or more. Before two years, I started taking treatment with Libricol. I am taking Benzodiazepine for insomnia until now. Whenever I go to sleep, I feel like my heartbeat is becoming low ...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) with psychological symptoms. Antidepressants like Amitriptyline can be taken to treat this condition. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, breathing exercise, yoga...  Read Full »

I am not able to sleep at night even for three hours after stopping insomnia medications. Help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I was taking medication for insomnia. Lonazep 0.5 mg was prescribed at night along with Nexito 5 mg and Fluovaxin CR 50 mg at night. After tapering it, it was reduced to 0.25 mg and I stopped it after few days. I was getting five to six hours of sleep with an intermittent disturbance at ...  Read Full »

Dr. Siva Anoop Yella


Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the details given. You are suffering from insomnia. Please mention whether you have any repeated thoughts about any event or any stress in your life. If there is anything, please tell me and stress can be treated appropriately with counseling. It is ...  Read Full »

Will high blood sugar levels cause sleeplessness and weight loss?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 47-year-old female. She has diabetes for eight years and has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism (about four years ago). She is on Levothyroxine (Euthyrox) for her hypothyroidism and Sita-Met for diabetes. Her problems are sleeplessness. This is her biggest problem...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran Sr

Sexologist, Diabetologist, Andrologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have checked the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sleeplessness is common in diabetic patients due to neuropathic issues. Even with increased blood sugar, the patient can have sleeplessness. She is already doing her regular exercise, which i...  Read Full »

Why did I have a seizure after drinking an energy drink?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months before, I had a grand mal seizure after drinking an energy drink. Since then, my sleep has become progressively worse. I am a nurse and worked the last three long days. However, last night I slept for one hour and I was then wide awake. I took the maximum dose of Melissa dream ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. I understand your concern. The seizure activity you had needed to be evaluated for the cause. If that was an acute symptomatic seizure following an energy drink, then you might have reacted to some of its content. Important here is to evaluate ot...  Read Full »

How to cure insomnia with RLS?

Query: I am a 16 years old girl, I haven't done any meditations yet as I'm aware that I'm still too young to have one, but I cant let it pass this time as Im afraid I wouldnt get the potential growth within me not just physically but mentally cause I always had a rough day and unproductive times to feel go...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello Dear very sorry about your health condition. You may be suffering from insomnia with RLS. Dear first thing avoid all caffeinated drinks and carbonated drinks. Use eat banana or egg or drink milk before bed. It will provide plenty of tryptophan which lead to melatonin hormone production and...  Read Full »

Can restless leg syndrome cause sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 45 years old. I have been struggling with restless legs for years. I took Pexola at increasing dosages (1 mg) until last year. I then started to take Requip XL 2 mg twice daily as my RLS was giving me a hard time during day time as well. It worked very well, but now my legs are a...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from restless leg syndrome and insomnia. Restless leg syndrome causes an unpleasant or uncomfortable sensation in the legs and an irresistible urge to move them. In the majority of case...  Read Full »

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