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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I lack sleep and have gained weight. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother is 60 years old. She recently got her tests done. She is not able to sleep properly. She is unable to regain her sleep if she wakes up during the night. Can you please go through the reports and let me know what the actual problem is? I am attaching a copy of the test resul...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). She has a urine infection that can be well treated by the antibiotics mentioned in the culture report. Her problem of sleeplessness is unrelated to any of these test reports. Sh...  Read Full »

Can I use Calamine lotion for hyperpigmentation?

Query: Hi doctor, The forehead portion above my eyes and the portion of face around eyes became black around four years ago. Please find the photo of my face attached here. I never took any medicine. For the last four months, I am taking some natural remedies such as turmeric, aloevera, etc. Please sugge...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhir Kumar. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and have seen your photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What I have seen is a blackish pigmentation over your forehead and around your eye along with ice pick, rolling and pock-like scars over your cheeks. The bla...  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 »


Dr. Usha Mohan

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 »

How do I overcome financial stress and sleep well?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in financial distress, so I am not able to concentrate on work or family. I am not able to sleep well. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, though it is difficult to conclude, it seems that you might be having a depressive episode secondary to your financial stress, as you reported difficulty in concentrating along with a reduced sleep. Depressive episodes can be either endogenous ...  Read Full »

My husband has sleep issues despite treatment. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My husband has had sleep issues for the past three months. We consulted a doctor the last month, and he recommended the tablet Lonazep 0.5 mg, but it has been a month since he started taking the medication. However, his condition has not improved, and he still has sleepless nights. I fe...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. Your husband might have a major depressive disorder or underlying stress. There is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. He should exercise daily for 30 to 45 minute...  Read Full »

Can poor sleeping habits cause heart problems?

Query: Hi doctor, If I go to sleep late, can I have heart problems? I hope not. I wake up around 6 am, or 8 am. I go to sleep from 2:30 am to 3:30 am. It has been such a bad habit since July of last year. Also, can I get the corona virus if I have the mask and others do not and are four to six feet away fr...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. However, according to your statement, you want to know the link between sleeping late and a heart attack. According to the studies, sleeping late can enhance heart attack. Again, improper sleep or short-duration slee...  Read Full »

Can irritable bowel syndrome be the reason for my weight loss and abdominal pain for seven weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had abdominal pain for the last seven weeks. I experienced the same kind of pain three years back. I had all the imaging examinations, extensive lab workups, and all were normal. I was on 25 mg of Zoloft and 10 mg of Pamelor for the last two years, and I had little discomfort. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears to be a case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Zoloft (Sertraline) usually help in IBS. We will first talk about insomnia, for which, follow steps of sleep hygiene as follows: Sleeping and waking up at a regular time. Avoid caffeinated drinks at least ei...  Read Full »

I keep getting headaches frequently. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor,I keep getting headaches throughout the day multiple times for more than a week. I think they are because of less sleep and disturbed sleep cycle, but I want to be sure it is nothing serious. I get a headache when I look down, wake up, and randomly throughout the day.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. There are various causes of headaches, and yes, sleep disturbance can be a cause, and another reason can be due to dehydration. Such a headache is seen when you look down and wake up. So I would suggest you take plenty of fluids and goo...  Read Full »

Can delirium be caused by fasting and lack of sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, Can delirium be caused by fasting and lack of sleep? My 25-year-old daughter is delirious. She does not know who she is, thinks she was in a coma, etc. Hospital ran blood and urine test and a cat scan, all were normal. No new medications. I thought it has to be something physical beca...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answer to your query is yes. Prolonged fasting and no sleep can cause mental and physical symptoms similar to mania or delirium or coma. It would have been helpful if serum electrolytes, catecholamine levels, and urea levels were recorded or mentioned because BP is ...  Read Full »

What is the diagnosis for restlessness in legs with irritation and lack of sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 years old. I am having a problem of restlessness in legs, fatigue, tiredness, irritation, confusion, lack of sleep or disturbed sleep. I am currently taknig Calcium tablets.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from restless leg syndrome (RLS). This, however, needs exclusion of other issues like thyroid disorder, iron and calcium deficiency as well. If all these investigations are normal, my recommendations for your treatment would be Pregabalin along ...  Read Full »

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