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.

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How do orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder relate to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, What are orthostatic hypotension and REM sleep disorder, and how is it related to Parkinson's disease. How common do a combination of the two results in Parkinson's disease? I have afib. I also had an ablation a month ago. I have low blood pressure on standing and after running upstairs....  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Orthostatic hypotension is a common complication of the advanced stage of Parkinson's disease. The drop in blood pressure while standing up is suggestive of orthostatic hypotension. REM sleep disorder is another common complication of Parkin...  Read Full »

Is the lack of sleep for years being in a navy submarine the reason for my sleep disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I worked in the navy submarine for four years, and I did not get any proper sleep for years. I have had two sleep studies and MLST. The first study shows N3 as 3.1%, and the second study shows N3 as 1.8%. MLST results were 6.7 minutes of sleep latency and 1 REM cycle. I am taking an...  Read Full »


Dr. Florilyn Joyce Bentrez-cabanilla

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. Kindly answer the following; 1) Do you drink alcohol, caffeine, or other drugs? 2) Is there any pain or discomfort? 3) Do you take daytime naps? 4) Can you stop Modafinil for now? 5) Do you feel depressed? Thanks.  Read Full »

Is sleeping after midnight bad for your health?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been sleeping late, around 2:30 to 3:30 AM, and sometimes even 4:00 AM every day for several months. I am thin, have no blood pressure problem, and I am currently taking Levothyroxine 150 mg. I have turned into an owl. I am worried that when I sleep, something fatal can happen to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Some people have the habit of late-night sleep because of work or assignments they have to complete. The common causes of late-night sleep include too much daytime sleep, consuming coffee before bedtime, watching television or some excitement or stimulation, depressi...  Read Full »

How to tackle restlessness during sleep without medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been going through severe anxiety and sleep problems for the past two years. Though it has decreased now tremendously due to the practice of pranayamas like Sudarshan Kriya, I still sometimes feel restless during sleep. During the start of this year, I consulted a psychiatrist and...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and saw the attached files (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have mentioned that your anxiety is better than before, but there is still some restlessness. You also said that allopathic medicines give you relief. Still, y...  Read Full »

Please prescribe some useful tips to get relief from sleep disorder.

Query: Hi doctor,I am 69 years old and I am suffering from a sleep disorder. I have my sleep only for three hours. I have inadequate sleep and taking treatment for Parkinson's disease for six years. Kindly suggest.   Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a sleep disorder. You are taking medications and treatment. You are unable to sleep for more than three hours. I suggest you follow some measures to have a good sleep along with your medications. You must sleep only when you have a feeling of asle...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use medicine for sleep disorder for a long time?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is suffering from sleeplessness for two years. She started to suffer from this issue after seeing some problems that occurred in my uncle's marriage. She is unable to sleep at night as well as in the morning. She took Ativan 1 mg. Even after taking it, she is unable to s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your grandmother is suffering from a stress disorder. It causes disturbed sleep. You can consult your psychiatrist to increase her dose of Prodep (Fluoxetine) and Sulpitac (Amisulpride) to reduce stress on her mind. It helps to have good sleep. If you take it again ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to not fall asleep even when you are very tired?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a type of insomnia where I cannot fall asleep even when I am tired. For a week now, I have been on Ativan to go to sleep every night because, for two whole nights, I had no sleep at all. I try naturally every night, and when I am just entering my sleep, my head goes fuzzy, and my ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand and empathize with your concern. You said that this is started six days back because of stress. First, you should know our basic instinct like hunger, thirst, and sleep are natural. We eat when we are hungry. We drink when we are thirsty. These are ba...  Read Full »

Can Propecia cause trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble sleeping for quite some time now. I do not fall asleep fast, and I have not really felt good even after sleeping. Instead, I feel quite tired as I keep waking up several times in the middle of the night. I am taking Propecia for my hair problems, could it be an effect...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for reaching out. How long have you been taking Propecia? One of the adverse effects of Propecia includes sleep behavior changes such as insomnia. Other cognitive effects include difficulty in maintaining attention, emotional sensitivity, depression effect,...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a treatment for sleep problems.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female of weight 60 kg and height 176 cm. I have been having extreme trouble with sleeping for about 18 months now. I struggle to get to bed, and when I finally do, I wake up once in one and a half hour or so and feel like the sleep is not a deep one. I feel like I have a restless ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your limited history, two plausible causes of your insomnia can be made out. Cabergoline is a dopamine agonist, which has stimulating properties. However, you cannot quit taking it because it is needed in your case. Hypothalamus is connected to the pituitary both ...  Read Full »

How can I sleep with sleep apnea without CPAP?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder, and I am worried about the link with Parkinson’s and, even worse, and Lewy body dementia. While the Fluoxetine may be a cause, it has been noticed there is a marked lack of swing in my right arm while walking. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about your symptoms. Since when you started problems in sleep? What symptoms used to happen in sleep. Please describe in detail (please tell what you yourself felt in sleep and also tell what your family or bed partner descri...  Read Full »

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