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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I wake up in between sleep almost every two hours. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a disturbed sleep for the past two to three weeks. I wake up between sleep every two hours, after which I struggle to fall asleep again. I wake up in the morning with a headache and a bad mood. I consulted a doctor and took a blood test for iron deficiency, which was normal....  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. What you are describing is known as difficulty in maintaining sleep. Considering that you have tried common remedies, I would suggest tablet Zolpidem sustained release 12.5 mg or 10 mg or tablet Eszopiclone 1 to 2 mg can also be used as an...  Read Full »

I am a 37-year-old woman with sleep deprivation and irregular sleep patterns. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old woman with two children. I am a housewife who spend my days managing the house. I frequently spend time in bed with my phone, watching movies or browsing the internet. I recently discovered that I am not getting enough sleep and that my sleep patterns are disrupted. ...  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. To have proper sleep, I would suggest you practice the following methods. Limit your screen time. Maintain a consistent sleep schedule. Every day, go for a 45-minute walk or practice yoga. Avoid foods that stimulate the CNS (central ...  Read Full »

I have trouble sleeping even after having a active lifestyle. Can you please help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old married woman with an active lifestyle. I work in the morning and take care of my 3-year-old child during the day. However, I have trouble falling asleep at night even though I go to bed at 10:30 PM. I usually end up sleeping at 12:30 AM. I do not have high blood pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Lakshmi Bala P C

Answer: Hello , Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Insomnia (lack of sleep) can be caused by a variety of factors including a sedentary lifestyle ( lack of physical activity) and excessive screen time. Despite being an active person, below are some lifestyle recommend...  Read Full »

I have been facing anxiety, stress, and sleep issues for a week. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing anxiety and stress issues currently from a week. It is related to my friend's group and has affected me a lot. I am unable to get proper sleep and end up vomiting whatever I eat. Kindly help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. You may have major depressive disorder due to stress (friendship issues). There is non-pharmacological management for it, and you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. ...  Read Full »

I have been having sleepless nights for the past year despite taking medications. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 41-year-old female. Last year I suddenly was not able to sleep anymore. I would lay in bed until 10 o'clock in the morning without sleeping at all. I did not feel tired. I took Zolpidem 3 tablets every night for a month. I would sleep two to three hours a night and I would wake u...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. If you do not have a history of psychosis and the history of thyroiditis, I would reassure you that your problem is "short sleep duration disorder", and simply your brain does not need to sleep. Nevertheless, the ...  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 »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? ...  Read Full »

I could not sleep for so many nights after a breakup. I have been feeling sleepy the whole day now. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor,I do not know what the problem is with me. I worked, and then I left my job and started preparing for some exams. Currently, I am living with my parents. There is a boy, and I met him three years back. I fell in love, and he was in a relationship with someone. We confessed a few months ago...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to I understand your concern. Sometimes you do not have control over the situations and what others do, but what really matters is how you cope with it. The following suggestions can help you: Meditation daily for at least half an hour in the morning helps you relax an...  Read Full »

What is the cause of a sudden change in my baby's sleep routine?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 15 months old, and it has been three weeks that she did not sleep at night. 1 to 2 hours at most and then she will cry waiting for me to bring her to the living room because she wants to play. She would not stop crying if I ignore her (I am trying to let her try to soothe ...  Read Full »

Dr. Katoch, Mahesh Chand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sleep habits of babies vary from one another. Your child is normal and there is no cause of concern. Most of the babies do this but become difficult to handle cause of working parents. She requires more patience. I really appreciate your concern. This will not affect ...  Read Full »

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