Sleep Hygeine

The habits that help you get a good night's sleep is called sleep hygiene. The habits that can help you are, limiting daytime naps, sleeping and getting up at a fixed time every day, avoiding caffeinated drinks before bedtime, avoiding fatty foods at night, and exercise.

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Why do I have nausea, dizziness, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old married female. My weight is 66 kg and height is 161 cm. I am suffering from nausea, dizziness and light headache mainly around the eyes for nearly three weeks. I am a dentist. For the last one month, I am preparing for other exams. As I have a son of 2.5 years old, I u...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First and foremost advice is stop dieting right away. You cannot bear and do not need to combine all of this with your tough routine of job, studies and family. Keep physical activity instead of going the other way around in order to lose weight or to maintain a healthy l...  Read Full »

Please suggest food habits to sleep well.

Query: Hi doctor, I work from 3 PM to 1 AM and cannot sleep once I am back. My food habits are also messed up. As I cannot sleep properly, I get up late. Hence, I am missing my breakfast and having heavy brunch. Some days, I even miss lunch and have dinner around 7 PM. I have also started putting weight un...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not just because of your food habits that your sleep-wake cycle is disturbed. Your whole work schedule is rather disturbing your sleep. You need to regularize your activities and follow sleep hygiene along with your circadian rhythm. Regarding your food cycle, fi...  Read Full »

I get disturbed sleep during night and could sleep only in the morning these days. What is the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been a week now and yet I feel like I do not get enough sleep. I would sleep from 1 AM onwards but tend to wake up every hour and my sleep feels like it is not in deep sleep. I could get a deep sleep only aound morning 5-6 AM and woke up at 10-11 AM. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, this pandemic is causing a lot of stress in everybody is mind. We all processing information at the conscious subconscious and unconscious level of our brain. Sometimes that is to this kind of disturbance in biological rhythms. Along with that at times people s...  Read Full »

I am not sleeping at night due to fear of getting blind. Please suggest solution.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a very paranoid person. The smallest thing that happens to me ends up searching it up on the internet and stressing over it. One of my main problems is freaking out about going to sleep and waking up worse. For example, yesterday I got an eyelash in my eye and it was so close to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Bibek Subedi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Try sleep hygiene. Avoid excessive caffeine intake, do not sleep at day time. Maintain a regular schedule for sleeping and waking time. Do not use mobile phone or watch TV when you are in bed. Go to bed when you fall asleep. If you do not feel sleepy in the bed wake up ...  Read Full »

How to fix my son's sleep deprivation at night?

Query: Hello doctor, This is for my 19-year-old son who has been struggling with not being able to regulate his sleep schedule for several years. He is up all night and sleeps all day. He consulted a sleep specialist once. He suggested sleep modifications but they did not work. This has really not allo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep disorders to the extent like your son which is continuing for so long and it is not getting better need a evaluation in my opinion. 1) Thyroid function test. 2) Serum vitamin B12 are the basic blood tests need to be taken. Sleep modifications is must and do ...  Read Full »

Lockdown badly affected my sleep schedule. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Due to lockdown, I have a bad schedule of sleep. I am not able to sleep at night and when I sleep in the morning I can sleep only for four to five hours and wake up with a bit of pain in my hands and feet. I am 20 years old.  Read Full »


Dr. Kapil Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, let me tell you that this is a very common problem for people these days during the lockdown. It is because our body is used to a certain amount of work that makes it and especially the mind tired which makes you sleep normally during your routine days. So you do ...  Read Full »

I feel lazy and sleepy the entire day. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I always feel sleepy and lazy. My height is 5 feet and my weight is 70 kg. I am also snoring while sleeping. I used to sleep 7 hours in night. Still I am feeling sleepy the whole day. Why? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shardendu Tomar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your complain with us. Most probably the cause behind your mentioned problem is sleep disorders like sleep apnea and RLS (restless legs syndrome). Sleep disorder such as sleep apnea affects the quality of sleep and makes a person more tired during...  Read Full »

I get sudden shock sensation in sleep lasting for about 5-10 seconds. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had a very weird experience last night. I woke up suddenly, I am guessing I was in the middle of a dream and felt an electric shock type sensation going through my body, and I could not move. The closest thing I can think of close to it was when I was a kid and touched the metal water ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakashkumar P Bhatt

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it looks like a sleep parasomnic event. It mostly happens in the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep, which is a deep sleep phase. In that phase muscle tone of the whole body is reduced and if someone awakens prematurely in this phase will be unab...  Read Full »

Can I use drugs to induce sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from glomerular kidney disease. I am facing sleepless nights for more than one to two months. Shall I use drugs to get sleep?  Read Full »


Dr. Kahlil Subramanian

Yoga Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You try to exclude diet such as white flour products, sugar, tea, coffee, chocolates, cola, fatty foods, fried foods, excessive use of salt and strong condiments. Breakfast should contain fresh fruits, dried fruits and whole cereals. Lunch should consist of ...  Read Full »

I have a doubt about the dosage of Sulpitac for schizophrenia. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, My brother (aged 18 years) has schizophrenia since two years. (Note : My father has schizophrenia who is under medication for nearly 25 to 30 years). The tablets prescribed by the doctor were Mirtaz 15 and Sulpitac 50. During this period he had an increased appetite and was obese. He ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. After going through the detailed history of your brother, it seems that he is suffering from schizophrenia and he responds fairly to Sulpitac. It is also obvious that he had acute exacerbation of his illness after going through some sort of stressor (e...  Read Full »

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