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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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I was not able to breathe while on train journey. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 61 years old. While on a train journey, I was not able to breathe.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Shekhar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It may be a sleep disorder. Kindly go for spirometry and sleep study.   Read Full »

I wake up repeatedly because of noise from the window and bad dreams during sleep. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I wake up repeatedly because of noise from the window and bad dreams whenever I sleep alone. My family leaves me forcefully alone at home all night. Then the headache starts. When I cry, headache increases. I have no help. I cannot continue my job like this. I have zero support from fam...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The repeated disturbance of sleep actually can be due to stress and of course, noise from the window can also. This sleep issues can lead to a headache. So start practicing good sleep hygiene. You can search it as it includes going to bed and coming out from bed at a...  Read Full »

My father's insomnia and delusion are getting worse despite medications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father was alright one week ago. Suddenly one night, he could not get sleep, and that continued from that night. One or two days after, he started having some nightmares. He could not sleep, but he said he could see things, and he would consider them real. He kept saying something bad...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. I do not feel it is a simple anxiety disorder. It will be more rational to state that it started with anxiety. Your father presents episodic clouding of consciousness. You have not mentioned anything, but he develops some...  Read Full »

I have been struggling with insomnia. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30 year old female. I have been struggling with insomnia, which is affecting my daily life. Can you provide information on the common causes of insomnia and the potential physical and mental health consequences of chronic sleeplessness? I also would like to know the practical ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Insomnia can be challenging, and it is important to address it for better overall well-being. Common causes of insomnia can include the following: Stress and anxiety: Mental and emotional stress can make it difficult to relax and fal...  Read Full »

I have a sleep disorder from working at nightshift. Why?

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 o...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, Could you please analyze the electroencephalogram (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 p...  Read Full »

Dr. Nene Devavrat Harihar

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

How to get rid of sleep walking though my OSA is under control?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with OSA and parasomnia/sleepwalking. I have been on CPAP for several months now with success, but still having some episodes at night, where I act out my dreams and I am afraid and run out of the house onto the street. I was also violent and aggressive towards my part...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. Your sleepwalking is mainly because of your OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). But as you said it is under control then sleepwalking should also be in control. You can try some measures to prevent any harm to others and yourself. 1) Always c...  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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

I am sleep deprived which is affecting my health. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am reaching out to you with concerns about sleep deprivation and its potential impact on health. Could you please help me understand what constitutes sleep deprivation? What are the common causes and factors that contribute to insufficient sleep? How does it affect both physical an...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query. Sleep is a very important part of our life. It is important for our mind as well as our body. Sleep deprivation occurs when an individual consistently does not get enough sleep to meet their physiological and psychological needs. Common causes includ...  Read Full »

How to get proper sleep during depression with medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I began taking Valium 5 mg for the past 40 years for the depression. It gradually went up to Valium 10 mg taking three to five tablets every night. Later on, I took a psychiatric advice. The doctor told me to quit the tablet but I was not able to do it. Now, the present doctor says, it is...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Etizolam is a mild Benzodiazepine and the drug cannot help in sleep on considering the long-term use of Diazepam. To get sleep, you can think of taking Clonazepam for some time. Since you are on Etizolam 2 mg now, so in t...  Read Full »

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