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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I am highly demotivated, not able to sleep at night, and I do not have a stable mind. Why?
Query: Hi doctor,I do not have a stable mind and I need help. I am not able to sleep at night and I am highly demotivated. I cannot able to work on anything. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you... Read Full »
I am not able to sleep properly at night even after taking medication. Please advise.
Query: Hi doctor, I am not able to have a good sleep. I have also been suggested to take tablet Ativan 2 mg by a doctor. However, it is not working now. Please advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation but you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with your sleep. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes like at least going for a walk. ... Read Full »
I have not slept for eight years because of my stress response, and I have tried many steps to overcome it. Can removing the amygdala treat this?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a unique problem. For approximately eight years now, I have not slept at all. It is a source of great distress for me. It is due to a man I used to walk around a park with for exercise telling me that I could not calm my mind. My mind and brain are processing what he said as a 'thr... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As per your description, you might be having an anxiety disorder or an associated psychological disorder. Regarding the removal of the amygdala, I never encountered any literature mentioning surgical removal of ... Read Full »
Is It Tough To Overcome Benadryl Addiction And Get A Sound Sleep?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
I am developing withdrawal symptoms of Paroxetine. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, and I am a doctor. From the past year, I have been suffering from delayed onset sleep disorder, I sleep at 4 AM and wake up after noon. I saw a psychiatrist, and he put me on Melatonin, Modafinil, and Zolfresh. But I am still unable to sleep at the desired time, a... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding your delayed onset insomnia. Sleep is very important for a good mental health. Sleep disturbances can cause depression and vice versa I have read your history carefully. You are suffering from insomnia,... Read Full »
Why do I feel hard to sleep at night?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble with sleeping at night. I feel exhausted all day. I do not understand the reason. Can you help me? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Disturbed sleep at night can be due to many reasons. If you are having any kind of mental stress or anxiety, then it can cause disturbed sleep at night.Other causes are sleep disorders, obstructive sl... Read Full »
Is Promethazine an effective medication for sedation in treating adults with insomnia?
Query: Hi doctor, I am unable to sleep, and I wake up frequently. I suffer from nightmares, and with daytime fatigue. I need a medication that is non-addictive. Is Promethazine an effective medication for sedation in the treatment of adults with insomnia? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for this query. I can understand your concern regarding insomnia. Promethazine is a sedative, but it will not help in insomnia. It will affect the quality of sleep. I will suggest you first go for a polysomnography to find out actual reason of insomnia, then... Read Full »
Why am I not able to get enough sleep and feel nervous before sleeping?
Query: Hello doctor, I had been suffering from a sleeping problem for the past few days. Every second night, I stay fully awake or get less than four hours of sleep. Sometimes, I feel a little bit nervous before going to sleep. Why so? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. The brief duration of insomnia is usually linked to psychological problems like stress related to work, depression, etc. I have a few questions. 1. Do you take any medication for insomnia? 2. Do you suffer fro... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical graduate having trouble in sleeping. My psychiatrist told it is a panic disorder. First she gave me Escitalopram 10 mg for which I got akathisia, severe irritability and sleeplessness got aggravated. She later changed it to Fludac 20 mg in the morning at 8 AM. I did not ... Read Full »
Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fluoxetine is known to cause significant insomnia in many patients as it is an activating drug.Even if it is taken early morning, it can still cause insomnia, particularly in the initial few days or weeks.My advice would be if you are doing well on Fluoxetine, apart fr... Read Full »
I have sleep issues during menstruation. Are there any medications to improve sleep during period?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and I have no other illness. However, I always have sleep issues during my menstrual cycle. Why do I experience sleep problems during my periods? Are there any best sleeping positions during menstruation? Also, I would like to know about a few medications I can take to ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PMS (premenstrual syndrome) often causes sleeping problems. Women with PMS are at least twice likely to experience insomnia before and during their period. There are no tablets to help you sleep, and I would not suggest taking them. A good night's sleep is just as impor... Read Full »