Sleep Deprivation

Sleep deprivation is caused due to constant lack of sleep. Sleeping for less than seven hours a day causes a few health consequences in the body. The consequences are memory problems, high blood pressure, weight gain, low sex drive, and development of imbalance in the body. The initial signs of sleep deprivation are excessive sleepiness, fatigue, and irritability. It is treated by having a good sleep for eight hours a day. You can consult a doctor to diagnose for sleep disorder in the body and then get treated.

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Is it advisable to take Zolfresh to get proper sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I traveled to a new country for a short business trip of 3 to 4 weeks. Today is my fifth day, and I am having problems to sleep at night from these past five days. As a precaution, I carried Melatonin and Zolfresh with me. Can I take 10 mg Zolfresh to get proper sleep? I took Melatonin l...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Zolfresh (Zolpidem) is used for initiating and maintaining sleep. It should help you in resetting your sleep cycle. It is to be taken immediately before going to bed. Do not watch TV, mobiles, or interact after taking it. You can read a book if you want. You should fa...  Read Full »

Why do I suffer from numbness and itching in my hands?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and depression from past few years. I took various antidepressants. Now I am taking Vilazodone, one tablet in the morning and Lonazep 0.25 mg from last ten days. But I am having breathlessness and palpitations when I do any small physical activity and irrit...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to know that despite the best efforts you are not responding with current antidepressants and there are active symptoms. I suggest the following treatment given a diagnosis of diabetes with depression. Tablet Duloxetine (Duzela M) 30 mg in the morning and 30...  Read Full »

Will sleeping help a person get rid of psychotic symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor,My boyfriend has been suffering from irrational thoughts for the past year or so. He has already consulted a doctor, but he says he hears voices like "the pills has been distributed." He told his friends he had a headache and asked for Paracetamol, but they have given him two pills which ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anjali Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your friend definitely needs medications. The symptoms which you mentioned are psychotic symptoms. Hearing voices unheard by others are all part of it. He might be reluctant to take medication, and he would have many reasons for that. So make him take medications. And n...  Read Full »

How to overcome major depressive illness, sleep deprivation, and anxiety attacks?

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from major depressive illness, sleep deprivation, anxiety attacks, heavy breathing, fatigue, and exhaustion. I am a doctor myself and currently taking Petril 0.5 mg. I need help.  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How long have you been experiencing features of depression, anxiety, and related symptoms? Is there any ongoing stress in your life that is exacerbating your symptoms? Being a doctor can itself be an exhausting and demanding job. I note that you are taking Petril 0.5...  Read Full »

Why am I always tired during the day and awake at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old female who works the night shift. I have trouble with excessive sleepiness during the daytime and recurring sleep loss at night. I cannot sleep during the day, and I struggle to concentrate and to be alert. I also have trouble remembering things. My mood often changes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Can you change your work shift?   Read Full »

How does poor sleep affect the brain?

Query: Hello doctor, It is known that many teenagers suffer from sleep-deprivation. My son has also suffered from sleep-deprivation. He is now 21 years old. According to his physicist, each day's recommended amount of sleep is minimal eight hours for teenagers aged between 13 to 18. This has not been the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that his symptoms are not suggestive of cognitive decline due to neuronal cell degeneration. You should know that sleep deprivation may reduce mental performance and lead to anxiety or irritability in teenagers....  Read Full »

What could cause my heart flutter while lying?

Query: Hello doctor, My heart flutters while sleeping at night. It wakes me up, then it stops after a couple of seconds. It seems to happen only when I am lying on my side. Is this something to worry about?  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from heart flutter or palpitations at night. It occurs when you get the feeling of a strong pulse in the chest after you lay down to sleep. It is usually normal and not a sign of any ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for headaches to increase BP?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. My height is 5'8" and weight is 75 kg. For two weeks, I have been having a lot of gas and burping without any other discomfort. Due to my tough work schedule in the last week I slept only 3 to 4 hours every day. Now from the last four days, I am feeling pressure a...  Read Full »


Dr. Talal Hussain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your problem and must say that it is quite a common complaint to my clinic. Here you must understand is that the hormones in our bodies have a lot of important functions including like sleep, mental well being, ability to fight infection, digestion, etc....  Read Full »

I am not sleeping at night due to fear of getting blind. Please suggest solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a very paranoid person. The smallest thing that happens to me ends up searching it up on the internet and stressing over it. One of my main problems is freaking out about going to sleep and waking up worse. For example, yesterday I got an eyelash in my eye and it was so close to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bibek Subedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Try sleep hygiene. Avoid excessive caffeine intake, do not sleep at day time. Maintain a regular schedule for sleeping and waking time. Do not use mobile phone or watch TV when you are in bed. Go to bed when you fall asleep. If you do not feel sleepy in the bed wake up ...  Read Full »

Can migraine headache present suddenly with dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a headache/migraine for almost five days now and I am feeling dizzy from time to time. I am taking Paracetamol and Mefenamic acid for toothache. I am a 22-year-old, female. My height is 5'5" and weigh around 80 kg.  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Tehmid

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have mentioned migraine, does it come in episodes? How severe is it? Is it limited to a specific region? Is it associated with nausea? Is there any intolerance of light? Is there any neck pain? Do you have a fever? Is there any blurring of vision? How is yo...  Read Full »

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