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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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 »

Please suggest the diagnosis on my EEG report as I could not sleep.

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please analyze the EEG recording enclosed and provide me with a detailed diagnosis? The reason for this examination is that I have problems falling and staying asleep for two years. I sleep only three to four hours a day, with common medication not or poorly working, and al...  Read Full »


Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The EEG (electroencephalogram) looks normal. There is no evidence of epilepetic activity. There are some changes which are benign (marked by blue pen) and no need to worry about that. I wo...  Read Full »

What is tablet Zapiz used for?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old married man, my problem is I do not get proper sleep in the night and due to this, my whole day is not good. While sleeping I get dreams as if I am awake the entire night, and when I get up in the morning, I feel that I have not slept the entire night. I have body ac...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For a sound sleep, you need to make a strict sleep schedule, which includes fixed time to get into bed and fixed time for waking up in the morning. Besides this include the following: Add regular workout in your routine. Healthy eating and drinking habits are also nec...  Read Full »

I have sleep disorder and constipation due to working night shifts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26 year old male. I am working in the night shift since last six months due to which I have a sleep disorder and constipation problem. I cannot sleep more than three to four hours in a day and I have lost my weight. Please suggest me to recover.  Read Full »


Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Adequate sleep is essential for proper functioning of the body and as a result of prolonged lack of adequate sleep your body's circadian rhythm has been affected. Hence constipation and even weight loss. I am assuming you may have lost a bit of appetite or cannot eat...  Read Full »

Can Quetiapine tablet be crushed?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on 200 mg Quetiapine IR for some time. Finding it after years of medication tweaking to truly keep my bipolar II symptoms in check, with no significant side effects. I ran out while traveling abroad. Though I have no means of obtaining a new prescription, I do have plenty ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me enlighten you with the concept of IR and XR medication. IR medications mean immediate release; once you take the drug, its effects come in minutes and lasts few hours only. Most of the drugs are in IR form until we need them for some specific purpose. IR medi...  Read Full »

I am unable to fall asleep. Taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Please advice me.

Query: Dear Doctor, My problem is that, I am unable to fall asleep and it persists for more than a year now. Now started taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Slight headache is also felt whenever I fail to sleep. I am a male, 38 years old, teetotaller (never drinks alcohol).  Read Full »


Dr. Ananth S

Andrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Chronic insomnia in a middle aged man who is a teetotaller is not very common. (Read expert advice for getting a good night's sleep) One leading cause of insomnia, or inability to fall asleep (Initial Insomnia) is Major Depression. If you experience periods of increased worrying, decreased energ...  Read Full »

I Can Sleep Only After Taking Seroquel 800 Mg. Do I Need To Take It For Life?

Query: Hi doctor, About three years ago, I went seven days without sleeping. I was hospitalized, and they tried everything to get me to sleep, but nothing worked. Finally, after seven days, they put me on Seroquel, and it worked. Now, I must take 800 mg every night to sleep. I tried to wean myself down, bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Saravan Pramod Settipalli

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I want to inform you that you are having insomnia, which means sleeplessness,Insomnia is classified based on the duration of the problem. Symptoms for less than one week is transient insomnia. Symptoms for one...  Read Full »

I have been facing excessive sleeping. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. I have been facing excessive sleeping for the last two weeks. Even after having a sound sleep for 6 to 8 hours at night I find it difficult to wake up. I feel sleepy all day long. If I think of taking a nap in the afternoon, then it again lasts for 3 to 4 hours and aga...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With the symptoms I feel sorry for your health condition. It is bothersome for sure. The causes may be depression or anxiety, thyroid disease, lack of motivation or aim ahead in life and sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea syndrome is that no matter how long you sleep at ni...  Read Full »

Which is the best medical device to prevent snoring?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to buy some equipment or medial device to prevent snoring during sleep. It should be safe and be able to buy online, preferably FDA approved.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Snoring while sleeping is usually associated with sleep apnea syndrome. Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which pauses occur in breathing during sleep. Symptoms usually occur due to obstruction of the airway.For the treatment of snoring, we have to treat the sleep a...  Read Full »

Why do I get violent and talk in my sleep with headaches?

Query: Hi doctor,I can get violent in my sleep and attack my wife. I also talk, sing and shout. I also suffer from headaches, migraine, and tremors in my hands.  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

Paediatrician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your limited history, it seems you have REM sleep behavior disorder. This would need further evaluation by a neurologist. Do you have tremor at rest or both during rest and motion? You can try Melatonin 10 mg at bedtime (OTC medicine). This should help you with you...  Read Full »

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