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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Please suggest a cure for breathlessness while sleeping.

Query: Hello doctor,My nephew 16 years old is getting breathlessness for 10 to 15 seconds while sleeping for the last 20 days. Our doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics and it is finished. The problem is still the same. Our house is located just beside a busy and dusty road. Please help and give your v...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, most likely your nephew has sleep terror disorder in which he experiences attacks of racing heart eats, rapid breathing, and may be sweating. It is important that he has no memory of it and he is difficult to be a...  Read Full »

Why do I feel hard to sleep at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble with sleeping at night. I feel exhausted all day. I do not understand the reason. Can you help me?  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Disturbed sleep at night can be due to many reasons. If you are having any kind of mental stress or anxiety, then it can cause disturbed sleep at night. Other causes are sleep disorders, obstructive s...  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

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You 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 »

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

Query: Hello. Have u ever heard of a type of insomnia where one is prevented from falling asleep even when very tired? For a week now I’ve been on Ativan to go to sleep every night, because for 2 whole nights prior I had no sleep at all. I try naturally every night and when I am just entering sleep my he...  Read Full »


Dr. Anil Kumar Kumawat

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, I can understand and empathize about u. You said that this is started 6 days back because of stress. first you should know our basic instinct like hunger, thirst and sleep are natural. we feed when we r hungry. we drink when we r thirsty. means these are basic phenomena we cannot stimulate t...  Read Full »

Can Propecia cause trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi! I'm having trouble sleeping for quite some time now. I don't fall asleep fast, I haven't 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 of that medicin...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! thank you for reaching out how long have you been taking propecia? one of the adverse effect of propecia includes sleep behaviour changes such as insomnia. Other cognitive effects include difficulty in maintaining attention, emotional sensitivity, depressed effect and anxiety that may lead ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of 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

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Will switching to Wellbutrin from Cymbalta cause any adverse effects?

Query: Hi doctor, My current medications are 60 mg Cymbalta for depression and 300 mg Seroquel for the sleep disorder. I am in my 40s and I have had a few episodes of depression during my lifetime. I was lucky enough to be able to attend a psychiatrist in a country I lived in for a long time. It was a g...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. You can take Cymbalta and Seroquel. You are already on both medications, so you should continue both medications. If you fill depressed then take tablet Wellbutrin 150 mg once in the morning for a short period of time, th...  Read Full »

How to deal with my behavior change and mood swings due to major sleeping problem?

Query: Hi doctor, I have major sleeping problems where I do not get sleep at night sometimes until late or sometimes at all. I also have a lot of mood swings where I am really happy at times and the next second my mood switches. I feel very confused about my behavior and in general, I do not like interact...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am so sorry to hear about your situation, I can imagine how hard it must be for you. With the little information that I have, I think your sleep issues are just an external expression of underlying anxiety. It is the fear that is keeping you awake so to help you with y...  Read Full »

Will light therapy or chronotherapy help in sleeping disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a sleeping disorder. I have difficulty in falling asleep in the night and has difficulty in getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. I need to masturbate in order to fall asleep. I suffer delayed sleep phase disorder. This has made...  Read Full »


Dr. Pedro Paulino Matos

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep disorders are very common. Normally hygienic measures could be helpful to alleviate the symptoms. Also, it could be a symptom of other disorders, however, in your particular situation that does not seem to be the case. Melatonin is effective in regulating the ...  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. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

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 »

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