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 can I get back to good sleeping habits naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, If I go to sleep late will it cause heart problems? I hope not. I only wake up at around six to eight o'clock in the morning. I go to sleep at 2:30 to 3:30 AM. This habit started around ten months back. I also get head aches many times when I wake up. I take a nap in the day from 11:00 A...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and would guide in your case. I am sorry for such discomfort you are having. You have asked two queries in the chat. Let me address each one by one. You mentioned you sleep between 2.30 to 3.30 AM and wake up around 6:00 to 8:00 AM. This means ...  Read Full »

My mom has sleep disturbances and wakes up in the middle of the night. How can I help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My mom finds it hard to sleep at night. She wakes up in the middle of the night and keeps walking around. And I have seen her many times doing so. What should I do to improve her condition as she is not ready to come to the hospital? I am worried. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Your mom may have sleep disturbance or stress, or psychosis. So, I would suggest taking the tablet Clonazepam (benzodiazepine) 0.25 mg at night to help her sleep. Can you please tell me the reason for her sleep disturb...  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 hours or so and feel like the sleep is not a deep one. I feel like I have a restless ...  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

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 bot...  Read Full »

Why does my 58-year-old father suddenly scream at night?

Query: Hi, My 58-year-old father suddenly screamed last night. While we were all asleep, he suddenly got up from the bed, his eyes were closed, and he was shouting. He lifted and threw wooden furniture. We then shook him and tapped on him, after which he became conscious. He was not himself at that time. H...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is difficult to diagnose from the history above, but your father may have a sleep disorder or complex partial seizure episode. I suggest you perform an EEG (electroencephalogram) to rule out any organic causes for it. I h...  Read Full »

Will I get heart problems if I sleep late at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been going to bed between 1:40 am to 3:30 am for several months since last year. I sleep for several hours, wake up at 7 or 8 am, and go back to sleep from 10 or 11 am to 2 pm. I sleep with bad schedules, and I do not know how to break my bad habit. As a result, I get bad headaches...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for your question. I can understand your concern.Yes, this is an inferior sleep schedule. May I know the reason for this?Do sleep problems mean you do not get sleep on time?Do you have any job or family issues?Please reply to me with answers to the above-asked questi...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to get rid of sleeping for long hours.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I use to sleep very much about 11-13 hours a day. I sleep late at night and wake up very late. This is creating a great hamper in my study as well as my daily life. Now, what can I do in order to get rid of this devastating problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are describing is a common sleep disorder known as delayed sleep phase syndrome. It is a disorder of the body clock. This clock is tuned by bright light and blue light. Chronotherapy: Sleep in a room where the sunlight will bathe your eyes in morning, even...  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 icliniq.com. 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 fr...  Read Full »

Can a month long sleep disorder affect my health?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late twenties. I am having a sleep disorder for a month and I feel weak too.My usual body clock is from 11 AM to 3 AM or worst until 5 AM in the morning.I am also taking the capsule Myra-E 400 IU after lunch daily.I am worried that it may cause a serious problem to my health.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand that you are not getting enough sleep.I also understand that you are awake from 11 AM to 3 AM on most days and I assume that this is related to your work schedule.Anxiety is usually a reason for reduced sleep.How is your appetite?Are you able to sleep alone in ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 start ...  Read Full »

I am depressed and not able to sleep from the past 8 months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to sleep from almost eight months now. I keep thinking, and questions keep running in my mind. I am also depressed. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem of sleep and excessive thinking might be due to depression itself. For sleep problem, try to avoid caffeinated drinks after 5 PM. Go to bed after completing your work, get up in the morning on fixed time. In my opinion, you need to consult a psychiatrist ei...  Read Full »

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