Sleep disorder is when you have trouble falling asleep or keep getting up or cannot sleep for the desired time. The common sleep disorders are circadian rhythm disorders, insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, nightmares, and sleepwalking.
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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 »
Will light therapy or chronotherapy help in sleeping disorder?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old male with a sleeping disorder. I have difficulty in falling asleep in the night and has difficulty in getting back to sleep after waking up in the middle of the night. I need to masturbate in order to fall asleep. I suffer delayed sleep phase disorder. This has made... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sleep disorders are very common. Normally hygienic measures could be helpful to alleviate the symptoms. Also, it could be a symptom of other disorders, however, in your particular situation that does not seem to be the case. Melatonin is effective in regulating the ... Read Full »
Why do a lot of thoughts prevent me from falling asleep?
Query: Hi doctor, I cannot sleep early at night and cannot wake up early in the morning. I normally sleep at around 2 AM and wake up at 10 AM in the morning. I am also very tensed when I try to sleep, lots of thoughts come to my mind regarding my life, my past, and my future. I think unnecessary things. ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you are concerned about your sleep timing and have difficulty in initiating sleep due to excessive thoughts. Sleep problem may be due to stress or tension. Since childhood, you have been sleeping late at night, so it might have become your... Read Full »