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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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 »

I cannot sleep well and I have ankle pain at night. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old, have a job and study besides. I cannot sleep well when I come home. I wake up every one hour. I also have terrible pain in my ankle at night and in the morning but disappears during the day. Moreover, I have a high temper and worry a lot about everything.  Read Full »


Dr. K V Anand

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the given symptoms, it is not possible to zero in on the exact cause of your present condition. But because you have mentioned you work as well as study and have a tight schedule, the sleeplessness could be due to the stress you are experiencing. We cannot yet s...  Read Full »

Please suggest a cure for problems related to GERD and gastritis with sleep disturbances.

Query: Symptoms: THE FOLLOWING ARE OBSERVED SINCE LAST 4-5 months Age:54 years,Weight:62.3 Kg,Height:158 CM 1. Anorexia- loss of appetite 2. Dyspepsia-difficulty in swelling during taking food/water 3. Eruptation at any time mainly after taking food. 4. Acid Burn-Presence of Mucin outcome 5. Presen...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: I have studied all the reports you have sent to me. Important things are : 1. Pangastritis 2. Solitary Rectal Ulcer. 3. Anemia. Since she has persistent problems related to the GERD and Gastritis , this can aonly be resolved with drugs she is taking like pantoprazole. I recommend a combinatipn of Pa...  Read Full »

What causes various parts of the body to tremble occasionally?

Query: Hand trembling (intermittent)(more prominent), when asked to reach my hands out with my eyes closed, it was observed to be trembling. Various parts of the body trembles occasionally (lips, shoulder, legs, thigh) Takes a few seconds to feel heat/cold (especially at bottom of feet) When standin...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear do you take caffeinated drinks or alcohol? Do you experiencing sleep less nights?. Do you have any diarrhoea or malobsorption syndrome?. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. It may be due to panic attacks or functional tremors or anemia or BPPV or postural hyp...  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 »

Can Propecia cause trouble sleeping?

Query: Hi! I'm having trouble sleeping for quite some time now. I don't fall asleep fast, I haven't 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 of that medicin...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! thank you for reaching out how long have you been taking propecia? one of the adverse effect of propecia includes sleep behaviour changes such as insomnia. Other cognitive effects include difficulty in maintaining attention, emotional sensitivity, depressed effect and anxiety that may lead ...  Read Full »

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