Sleeping Problem

Sleeping problems can be you having trouble sleeping at night, finding it hard to fall asleep, or waking up frequently at night. The signs of a sleeping problem include the inability to focus in the day, daytime sleepiness, constant headaches, irritability, tiredness, and waking up too early.

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How to deal with nervousness and sleep trouble after sudden death of spouse?

Query: Dear doctor, My brother is suffering from nervousness, unknown fear, loss of concentration and no sleep during the whole night. He lost his wife four months ago due to sudden death. We have consulted a psychiatrist and he prescribed some medicines, but no relief yet. Give me suggestions.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your brother is probably suffering from complicated grief reaction or depression. Generally, medicines take some time to have a proper effect. If he has started the medicine in the last one week, then it is better to wait for a few more days.If he has already taken the...  Read Full »

Why do I wake up tired and with a headache every day?

Query: Hi, I sleep at 10 PM at night and get up at 7 AM. I am getting adequate sleep. But for the last few days, I wake up very tired in the morning and this is causing me to sleep in office. Please give me advice regarding this.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting a query at icliniq. The problem you described can be caused by multiple factors. One of them is subclinical viral infection that wisely affects during change of season. This is generally also associated with generalized myalgia, easy fatigability and decreased interest in work...  Read Full »

I am depressed and not able to sleep from the past 8 months. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to sleep from almost eight months now. I keep thinking, and questions keep running in my mind. I am also depressed. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem of sleep and excessive thinking might be due to depression itself. For sleep problem, try to avoid caffeinated drinks after 5 PM. Go to bed after completing your work, get up in the morning on fixed time. In my opinion, you need to consult a psychiatrist ei...  Read Full »

Taking medicines for bipolar disorder, but unable to sleep. Is there any suggestions?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having bipolar disorder, on lithosun 1200mg, fluoxetine 20mg for the last 1 year. Working night shift since last month. Unable to maintain proper sleep. Please guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query at icliniq. Fluoxetine is not the kind of medication that needs to be taken for straight one year in bipolar disorder except in some rare cases. Problem with sleep may indicate towards relapse of mania or mixed episode. At this moment you need to talk to a psych...  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

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 »

Will 5-HTPn help to increase serotonin level? Suffering from sleeping problem, depression and anxieties.

Query: Dear Doctor, I have a problem of sleeping at a scheduled time. I always sleep in a different time and it is getting delayed every day, like a cycle. For example: If today I sleep at 9:00 pm, in few days I will be sleeping at 10:00 pm. And in a few weeks, I would sleep at 4:00 AM. I also have depress...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Khandelwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.Yes. There is relation between low serotonin level and depression and anxiety. What is more important is how significant symptoms of these problem you have, how much are you distressed from these and whether they cause interference in your daily life (socio occupational de...  Read Full »

How do I overcome financial stress and sleep well?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in financial distress, so I am not able to concentrate on work or family. I am not able to sleep well. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Udey

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per your description, though it is difficult to conclude, it seems that you might be having a depressive episode secondary to your financial stress, as you reported difficulty in concentrating along with a reduced sleep.Depressive episodes can be either endogenous wit...  Read Full »

How to overcome lethargy and sleepiness after lunch?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old software professional. I have a lot of work pressure and also loads of stress and tension in my personal life. I sleep around seven to eight hours a day and stick to a very healthy and disciplined lifestyle with respect to timely food habits and taking a balanced die...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What epilepsy treatment are you on? Drugs prescribed for epilepsy as well as OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) can cause sedation. If it is not due to the drugs, you can try changing your meal schedule. It is normal for everyone to feel sleepy after a heavy lunc...  Read Full »

What should be the next step if I develop panic attacks along with insomnia?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 53-year-old female. My height is 160 cm, and my weight is 65 kg. I developed insomnia five years ago, and I could not sleep on my own. I believe I was suffering from health anxiety. So, my doctor suggested taking the tablet Mirtazapine to induce sleep which I took for some ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I will advise you not to stress as your condition is probably due to stress or anxiety. But to cover our bases, I will recommend you to check your blood pressure, RBS (random blood sugar), E...  Read Full »

I have recurring insomnia now and then. Kindly suggest medicine.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having recurring insomnia now and then. In a month at least five to eight days I have no proper sleep and it is hampering my day to day activities. I lack interest. I am under stress and my mind feels foggy. I am on Escitalopram 10 mg. Please suggest me some good medicine whic...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals have recurring insomnia and sometimes they suffer from nonrefreshing sleep. In some individuals depression also aggravates insomnia and thus worsens the symptoms. For depression with insomnia drugs like tablet Mirtazapin...  Read Full »

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