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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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

Psychiatrist

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

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

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

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

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

Neurologist

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 »

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

Query: I am 69 yrs old and suffering from sleep disorder. I have only 3 hrs of sleep. I am having indequate sleep and taking treatment for Parkinson for the past 6 years. Kindly advise for good sleep  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq I have read your query, your have mentioned that you are suffering from sleep disorder, You are on medication and treatment already in spite of that you are unable to have more than 3 hour of sleep . I am writing you a few tips which can help you sleep for good number of hour...  Read Full »

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

Query: My grandmother is suffering from sleeplessness from the past 2 years,since the problems occured with his son's(my uncle's) marriage related issues..she is unable get sleep at night as well as in the morning.from the beginning of this year. she has been taking ativan 1 mg..but still couldn't get slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Singh

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq. Thanks for the query. As per details given by you it seems that the patient may be experiencing stress disorder which can cause disturbed sleep. U can contact the prescribing psychiatrist and request to increase dose of Prodep and Sulpitac (provided the prescribing doctor...  Read Full »

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 »

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 »

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