Sleep Disturbances

The common sleep disturbances include snoring, sleep apnea, insomnia, sleep deprivation, and restless leg syndrome. A good nights sleep is essential for the normal functioning of the body as it can affect the hormone levels, mood, and weight. Polysomnography and actigraphy are the standard tests used to diagnose sleep disturbances.

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I am not able to sleep every day. Please help me.

Query: I survive nearly everyday on 3-4 hours of sleep I do a lot of labour work, so I get tired but when it's time for bed I can't get myself to get into bed before 3 am,I get up on most days at 6:30-7 for work. I'm 21 year old male. I have this problem for about 3 to 4 months.   Read Full »


Dr. Sanya Dhingra

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello Greetings from icliniq. I understand your concern. I would like you to know that excessive tiredness and stress can cause sleep problems as slowly your body gets adapted to working like that . I want you to practice these simple measures which will help you fall asleep . 1. Do not spend ti...  Read Full »

How can I get a refreshing sleep?

Query: Hello doctor, I cannot get refreshing sleep some days in a week, and some days it is good. I also have difficulty sleeping in the afternoon, as I am susceptible to the noise around me. I also feel restlessness (mostly in legs) in the middle of the night, decreasing my sleep quality. I am having thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such disturbed sleep occurs due to stress or anxiety, so in that case, we have to pay attention to that. Another reason can be some infection and sickness or maybe the usage of a mobile screen for long. As you menti...  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 »

Can Melatonin be taken with Diltiazem?

Query: I am 67. I take 120 mg Diltiazem twice daily. It was originally given to me because undiagnosed sleep apnea had caused "borderline hypertrophy of the heart" I now also take it because I have a tachycardia once or twice a year. It was not given to me for high blood pressure. When a doctor takes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Artur Holubka

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello! First, I have to understand why you are taking tetsosterone. Diltiazem is not in those doses that would cause any serious disturbance. Melatonin, on the other hand, can actually interfere with testosterone production. But back again, why do you drink it? Mlatonin deficiency initiates or ...  Read Full »

What causes symptoms like anger, aggression, and sleep disturbances?

Query: Im not currently on medication. Im 23 and i have some problems. Symptoms include, not being able to sleep, sleeping too much. Anger, agression lash outs that last less than a couple minutes. Locking my mind away and or dazing out and not remembering whats being said to me. Pushing people away be...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. You are reporting symptoms like sleep disturbance, irritability, mood swings, anxiety and maladaptive psychological habit/defense mechanism like self harm, pushing people away. These symptoms may be caused due to several different conditions like mood disorder, persona...  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 »

What causes heart palpitations feeling in the chest and head?

Query: Female, 25yo, 163cm, 58kg. Shift worker- nurse/midwife. Three months back, I went to GP with thumping chest that i could feel in my head and hear in my ears, headaches, tiredness. Halter monitor normal, ECG normal. Brain MRI normal. Bloods normal except low iron (13). Started on Maltofer. Symptoms...  Read Full »


Dr. Kiran Kumar Kolla Gopalkrishna

Anesthesiologist

Answer: Thanks for your query. Very interesting case reports. I think you had iron deficiency anaemia. I strongly suspect you have haemotological issue. Please do holter testing again, especially when you have palpitations. Do you do any exercises or brisk walk, does the palpitations appear? If not, not...  Read Full »

Why do I talk to my loved ones in sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, In the middle of my sleep, I feel like I have virtually talked to my close one. Suddenly, when I awake, I realize that he is not beside me. Why am I getting such feel?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand what you are feeling after this strange situation where you found yourself talking to your loved one in the midst of the sleep and then you just woke up. This is quite a normal sleep phenomenon in most of the people and research shows that everyone...  Read Full »

Please help with a non-addictive drug for sleeplessness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old male. I am a diabetic for the past 15 years under control, hypertension for the past five years. My present problem is sleepless nights (mental tension) and using Restyle 0.5 mg. I was using it occasionally. But for the past two weeks, I am using it regularly. I am w...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. As per your details, you are having stress which leads to sleep disturbance. You may have another depressive feature as well. I need more details about it to make a diagnosis. Do you have a sad mood, crying spells without reason, abn...  Read Full »

Can I take liquid Melatonin during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 7 weeks pregnant. I am suffering from insomnia and it is getting worse now. I used to take liquid Melatonin where each dropper was 1 mg and I never exceeded 5 mg a night, nor would I take 5 mg all together. I used to take 1 mg and wait for an hour then try again. Since I have been ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Melatonin is actually secreted by the placenta during pregnancy and one does not really require an extra dose of it. As you are in just 7th week of pregnancy there are chances that you may have sleeping troubles. You can take liquid Melatonin but not more than 2 mg pe...  Read Full »

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