Sleep Disorder

About "Sleep Disorder"

Sleep disorder is when you have trouble falling asleep or keep getting up or cannot sleep for the desired time. The common sleep disorders are circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, nightmares, and sleepwalking.

Related Terms: Anxiety, Depression, Clonazepam, Sleep Disturbances, Sleep Hygeine, Lack Of Sleep, Stress, Bipolar Disorder

Recently Answered Questions

I have sleep disorder and constipation due to working night shifts. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old male. I am working in the night shift since last six months due to which I have a sleep disorder and constipation problem. I cannot sleep more than three to four hours in a day and I have lost my weight. Please suggest me to recover.  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Adequate sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and as a result of prolonged lack of adequate sleep your body's circadian rhythm has been affected. Hence constipation and even weight loss. I am assuming you may have lost a bit of appetite or cannot eat...  Read Full »
Lifestyle Modification for Sleep Disorders: An Effective Form of Non-pharmacological Treatment
Article Overview: This article stresses upon the fact that, treating a sleep disorder by good sleep hygiene, or practicing good sleep habits is as effective as medicinal treatment with less chances of side effects .  Read Article »
Dr. Hitesh Sharma
Sleep Medicine Physician

A sleep disorder is a form of psychiatric disorder of the sleep patterns. The poor sleep quality can be either due to deficit in sleep i.e, insomnia or excessive sleep i.e, hypersomnia. Sleep Hygiene: Treating a sleep disorder by good sleep hygiene or practicing good sleep habits is ...  Read Article »
Why do I get agitated, mentally hyperactive, cannot sleep and get suicidal thoughts?
Query: Hello doctor, It was five years back when I encountered sleep problem for the first time, and at that point, I was doing a night shift. I consulted a doctor, and he suggested me the medicine Clonazepam 0.5 mg. I had continued Clonazepam 0.5 mg for 1 year. After more than a year, I got to know from a...  Read Full »
Dr. Vivek Chail
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read through your query in detail. Please find my observations below. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine group of medicine and prescribed for psychiatric problems including seizure and panic disorder. Having suicidal thoughts is a known side effect of Clonazepam. Yo...  Read Full »
What to do for sleep disorder?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 46 year old male. My weight is 74 kg and I am having an excellent physical shape. I think I have some sleep issue. I did not get proper sleep for any days and hence, I feel tired and irritable at times. I am very active professionally and leading very engaging life. I am not suffe...  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Pardhi
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. There are many causes for inability to sleep properly. Many times, it is only psychological. Due to anxiety or stress sometimes person finds it difficult to sleep. Some of the medical conditions can ...  Read Full »
While on train journey, I was not able to breathe. Why is it so?
Query: Hello doctor,I am 61 years old. While on a train journey, I was not able to breathe.  Read Full »
Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be a sleep disorder. Kindly go for spirometry and sleep study. For more information consult a pulmonologist online -->  Read Full »
What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?
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
Medical Gastroenterologist

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 get scared while sleeping and bite my tongue. What is the reason?
Query: Hi doctor,I have depression and anxiety and anger Issues. So, I used to get sleep paralysis a year ago but then it stopped happening itself. I never had panic attacks even with this severe depression. But a week ago I had my first panic attack and then I started having pain in my collar bone, left a...  Read Full »
Dr. Gayatri Saraf

Answer: Hi,Welcome to seem to have anxiety attacks along with a sleep disorder. The anxiety can be treated with medications from a psychiatrist. For the sleep issues, there are tests such as sleep studies available which can help diagnose what exactly it is. Usually tongue bite in sleep is u...  Read Full »
I dream about the same guy every night from two years. I am scared. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a dream about a guy since two years. Every day it is the same. I wake up in the middle of the night even before I can see his face and am unable to fall asleep after that. I am scared, but do not know where to go or ask for help. No one will understand me if I tell ...  Read Full »
Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having bad dreams also known as nightmares. It is a type of sleep disorder which is treatable. Maintain proper sleep hygiene, that is, maintain a proper routine. Drink plenty of water. Do exercise in the morning. Avoid coffee or tea in the evening and b...  Read Full »
I recorded myself sleeping and found I move my legs up and change positions. Why?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. Over the past several months, I have had many sleep disturbances. I have recorded myself sleeping. Several times over the last two weeks, I have episodes that last two to three minutes and occur 10 plus times a night. During the episodes, I move my eyebrows up a...  Read Full »
Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a sleep disorder or epilepsy seizures. An electrolyte imbalance or vitamin D deficiency may also lead to abrupt leg movements during the night, but not typically the other movements (teet...  Read Full »
Which is the best medical device to prevent snoring?
Query: Hello doctor, I want to buy some equipment or medial device to prevent snoring during sleep. It should be safe and be able to buy online, preferably FDA approved.  Read Full »
Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Snoring while sleeping is usually associated with sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which pauses occur in breathing during sleep. Symptoms usually occur due to obstruction of the airway.For the treatment of snoring, we have to treat the sleep a...  Read Full »


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