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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My 75-year-old mother forgets things and makes sounds at night while sleeping. Kindly advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother, who is about 75 years old, is showing signs of memory loss. Our parental place is now uninhabited. My mother resides with my younger brother. She forgets the door, kitchen, bathroom, and other things. But she remembers old things. Secondly, she makes sounds during the night ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother probably has Alzheimer's dementia, a type of neurodegenerative disease affecting old age person. In this, the person loses his recent memory; however, long-term or old memory is spared initially, but eventually, that too is lost slowly. To confirm the dia...  Read Full »

I have tinnitus and sleep problems. What medicines will help me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 66 year old healthy male. I have tinnitus since two years. MRI is normal except for age-related gray area. But of late, any outside sound like flushing toilet increases the volume of tinnitus. Left ear 6/10 and right ear 4/10. The sound is the insect cricket sound. Moreover, sin...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your problem: Do you have any hearing impairment from any ear? Is there any watery/pus/other kind of discharge from any ear? Is there any feeling of fullness in any ear or headache? Regarding sleep disturbance: What pr...  Read Full »

I want to go off antidepressants but have trouble sleeping. What can I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old. I have been on the following antidepressants for two years. Morning: Modapex 50 one pill, Depakene, Lamotrigine 25 mg one pill. Night: Clozapex 25 mg half a pill, Mirtimash 30 g half a pill, Depakine Chrono 500 mg one pill, and Anafranil 75 mg half a pill. I used to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Because of stopping the medication you have a problem with sleep. You should try some sleep medication for a short time and then taper it. I suggest tablet Diazepam 5 mg before sleep. It is Benzodiazepine group drug and long duration, but it is addictive. So, you mu...  Read Full »

I feel depressed and do not have a proper sleep. Is this bipolar?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a student. For some months, I have noticed that my mind is playing tricks on me. It is more like every day I have a down phase which lasts for two to four hours when I feel all negative emotions are coming to my mind. I think of anxiety and fear. I feel like I have a beast inside...  Read Full »

Dr. Venkat Heijebu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can certainly understand your condition. I have worked through your attached query in detail. As per your symptoms, you possibly seem to have subsyndromal depression otherwise called as dysthymia. If it is not treated on time, it may convert into depression. (Pleas...  Read Full »

What is the solution for segmented sleep?

Query: Hi doctor,What is the solution for segmented sleep? How to get rid of this?  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The treatment depends on the cause of segmented sleep. If it is due to mood disorder like depression or hypomania or anxiety, then treatment of the underlying condition will correct the segmented sleep as well. If it is due to disturbed sleep - wake cycle li...  Read Full »

Will I have any health issues if I take sleeping pills to overcome insomnia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and have some problems with my sleeping schedule. Sometimes I fall asleep fast, but sometimes I cannot sleep. As a result, I stay awake overnight. I want to try some sleeping pills. Are they good for my health?  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello,Welcome to are not a good choice. I suggest you try alternative remedies. Pills can affect other parts of the body adversely. I suggest you do the following:Take a bath with warm water before sleeping.Light soothing music will; help you relax.Do a warm oil massage.Read a posi...  Read Full »

I recorded myself sleeping and found I move my legs up and change positions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. Over the past several months, I have had many sleep disturbances. I have recorded myself sleeping. Several times over the last two weeks, I have episodes that last two to three minutes and occur ten plus times a night. During the episodes, I move my eyebrows up...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that your symptoms could be related to a sleep disorder or epilepsy seizures. An electrolyte imbalance or vitamin D deficiency may also lead to abrupt leg movements during the night, but not typically the other movements (teeth...  Read Full »

Why do I keep thinking about my stomach disease all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from stomach disease and I did not get it diagnosed for almost for 10 years. Sometime, my doctors say it as GERD and sometimes as irritable bowel syndrome. Now, they said that my stomach is not transferring food to my colon normally and that means my stomach muscle i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash

Answer: Dear, Welcome to First and foremost, do not be disheartened as I see patients with similar problems every day and they get better. You definitely have a psychological problem similar to depression and anxiety. My opinion is that you will need long-term psychotropic medicines to g...  Read Full »

After delivering a baby a month ago, I have been feeling very forgetful. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I gave birth a month ago, and I am feeling forgetful. It takes a very long time to think and recollect information from my brain. For example, if anyone asks me when I fed my baby last, I cannot trace the time. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Many new mothers occasionally have this problem with confusion, foggy thoughts, and forgetfulness due to changes in hormone levels which have a calming feeling. It could also be due to inadequate sleep, repeated feedings at night, and disturbance with your sleep rhythm...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to get a good morning erection every single day?

Query: Hello doctor,Is it necessary to get a morning erection every day? Most of the time, I do not get morning wood, and this makes me stressed out. I masturbate two to three times a week at night.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashanth. B

Answer: Hello,Welcome to erection happens during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, and the length of REM sleep is more during the later stages of sleep, that is, early mornings. Since you have been masturbating regularly and have no problems, there is no need to worry.Your sleep pattern ne...  Read Full »

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