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Lack Of Sleep

Not getting sleep for the recommended 7 to 9 hours makes you feel moody and tired. Lack of sleep over a long period has severe effects on your physical and mental health. The signs of lack of sleep are feeling sleepy, yawning, tiredness, and irritability.

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How can I overcome my inability to sleep?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 44-year-old woman experiencing sleep disturbances. Recently, I found myself waking up frequently during the night and struggling to fall back asleep. I am constantly tired, irritable, and grumpy throughout the day. I am concerned about the impact it is having on my overall well-b...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Before proceeding, I would like you to answer a few questions: When was your last menstrual cycle? Is your menstrual cycle regular? Are you taking any medicine currently? Are you allergic to any medicine...  Read Full »

I am addicted to Benadryl. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am spending sleepless nights. I am struggling to fall asleep and often get disturbed by dreams. I feel restless legs throughout the night. The next morning when I wake up I feel fatigue. I am addicted to Benadryl to get sleep. But, I am trying to avoid it now. Please guide me for a s...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your complaints, it seems that you might have developed dependence on Benadryl. And it is quite possible that due to this dependence you might be having these symptoms. Benadryl is basically a Codeine-based cough syrup, which is an antitussive agent OTC (over...  Read Full »

Which medicine will be effective for my depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, lack of energy and sleep, excess sweating, fast heartbeat from last 18 years. I have tried several ayurvedic treatments, then went to psychiatric treatment but no benefit. Previously doctor prescribed me Nexito Forte and Pronol 10 in morn...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are suffering a lot due to your depression and anxiety. Most medications given for depression as well as anxiety have similar efficacy. As per the history given by you, I think you have benefited from treatment suggested by the last doctor. I would advise...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the blood reports taken for fever, sleeplessness and body pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am writing this letter for my mother-in-law. She is 65-years-old and seems to be healthy. She recently suffered from fever, sleeplessness at night, and body pain and thus visited a doctor (physician). After a physical examination and studying certain blood tests (that he was suggested to...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your electrophoresis report shows an increased gamma globulin level (attachments removed for patient identity protection). So your doctor might suspect plasma cell dyscrasias, especially multiple myeloma-like conditions. The...  Read Full »

I feel my sleep cycle has got disturbed due to my job. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 30-year-old female working as a traffic police officer for the past two years. My sleep cycle has been disturbed due to emergency duties. How can I improve my sleep? How do irregular or emergency-driven work schedules impact sleep patterns? Are there specific sleep hygiene practi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are elated to have you on board at It is essential to maintain a work-life balance in life. If you do not sleep sufficiently, then your health and mind will be affected. You will experience fatigue, irritability, restlessness, forgetfulness, headache, a...  Read Full »

What is the connection between sleep deprivation and over weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having sleepless nights for about a few months. Even if I get six to eight hours sleep at night, sometimes less than five, I always end up being tired throughout the day. I am always sleepy even if I drink coffee, but when I decide to get some sleep, I cannot sleep. I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are concerned as sleep is vital for a proper functioning of the body. We need to look at a few things like have you gained weight recently or does this coincide with the sleep disturbances you have been suffering from? As I can see you are overweight an...  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 has been facing issues with sleep cycle. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, This query is for my father, who is 86 years old. He is currently bedridden and suffering from the following conditions: 1. Parkinsonism. 2. Primary hyperparathyroidism. 3. Chronic kidney disease. 4. Hypertension. 5. Rheumatoid arthritis He takes the following medications daily, with chem...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I hope his medical conditions listed above are under control with the listed medications he is taking. Lack of sleep and not cooperating with caregivers is very common in old age, too, with Parkinson's. Waxing and waning of symptoms despite medi...  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 »

Is my erection problem due to stress and lack of sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, My penis has usually stayed erect for a long time, but recently, it is getting harder, though not as long as it used to get. I have been experiencing some stress and lack of sleep. Could these be the reasons for this? I have been facing this issue for almost two weeks now. Kindly help.   Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. In short, 'yes' is the answer to your problem. Stress and lack of sleep, which can lead to fatigue and, thus, a lack of interest in sex, can both ...  Read Full »

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