A type of sleep disturbance that can make it difficult for a person to fall asleep or if the person keeps getting up is called insomnia. If left untreated, insomnia can significantly affect your mental and physical health. Stress, traveling, poor sleep hygiene, psychiatric disorders, and certain medical conditions are some of the common causes of insomnia.
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I am worried about my mother's health, who has unusual sleep patterns. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, My mother has trouble sleeping. Diabetes runs in my family. My grandmother passed away 12 years ago. My father spent a lot of money on her treatment during that period, but unfortunately, she passed away. Due to this, my father was in shock. Also, he had diabetes and passed away 11 years ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you feel concerned about your mother's sleep pattern. As you have already mentioned, your mother sleeps for less time, goes to bed at 2:00 AM, and wakes up at 5:00 AM. There are two possibilities; if she wakes up fresh, feels that her sleep is enough t... Read Full »
I am unable to fall asleep. Taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Please advice me.
Query: Dear Doctor, My problem is that, I am unable to fall asleep and it persists for more than a year now. Now started taking ETIZOLA 0.5 for every night. Slight headache is also felt whenever I fail to sleep. I am a male, 38 years old, teetotaller (never drinks alcohol). Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Chronic insomnia in a middle aged man who is a teetotaller is not very common. (Read expert advice for getting a good night's sleep) One leading cause of insomnia, or inability to fall asleep (Initial Insomnia) is Major Depression. If you experience periods of increased worrying, decreased energ... Read Full »
After taking medications for anxiety and insomnia, my dad's condition has got worse. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 64 years old and suffers from severe constipation, anxiety, numbness in his arms but only during sleep, buzzing in ears, and insomnia. He cannot sleep at all at night we have to give him sleeping pills sometimes, does not talk much to us but always wants us to be beside ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will suggest some of the medications as well as remedies for quick result. First of all, do not be so anxious everything will be gonna alright. Ringing in the ear is known as tinnitus. Please follow these precautions to prevent the buzzing sound in the ear. 1. Av... Read Full »
I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to sleep. Any advice?
Query: Hello doctor, I have sciatica. I also have nerve pain in my face coming from my neck which stops me sleeping on my back. If I sleep on my shoulder, I get soreness on the shoulder. I have insomnia and cannot find the right position to be able to sleep. Could you give any advice? I put ice on my neck... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In this case, there is no best position for sleeping. Instead, the way you are sleeping in every position that will help you. 1. Sleeping on the back - the pillow under the neck should be shallow enough to support the neck in one straight line. Keep a pillow under both... Read Full »