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Dr. Zanobia Madan

Somnologist, Mumbai

Dr. Zanobia Madan Somnologist, Mumbai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Zanobia Madan is one of the best Somnologists in Khar West, Mumbai. She is currently associated with Sleep Disorders Clinic in Khar West, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Zanobia Madan on Lybrate.com.

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I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
Hi, there are two types of insomnia: primary insomnia and secondary insomnia. Primary insomnia: primary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems that are not directly associated with any other health condition or problem. Secondary insomnia: secondary insomnia means that a person is having sleep problems because of something else, such as a health condition (like asthma, depression, arthritis, cancer, or heartburn); pain; medication they are taking; or a substance they are using (like alcohol). Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development. The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others. Management: here are five tips everyone can use to help improve the quality of their sleep: keep your bedroom cool and dark put away/turn off all electronic devices while preparing for bedtime stick to a regular bedtime and wake time every day, even on weekends stop drinking caffeine by the early afternoon and avoid large late-night meals skip the late-afternoon nap, as it can make it harder to sleep at bedtime avoid taking unnecessary stress/ tension. Do regular exercise. Go for a brisk walk in the morning. Medication: take schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos./ once daily at night for 1 month.
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I have not sleep properly from last 7 days. I am also suffered with sever headache. What may be the reason? Please help me.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, MD Homoeopathic
Homeopath, Pune
I have not sleep properly from last 7 days. I am also suffered with sever headache. What may be the reason? Please he...
Headache is because of loss of sleep. Because of insomnia there is chances of hyper acidity and this is one of the reason of headache. Take proper sleep. For 8 hr will cure your headache.
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How to reduce sleep in a day ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
Dopahar ko movie ya match dekh lo. Fir subah jaldi 6 baje wala jogging ka group bana lo. Dont eat full tummy. Chote chote meals teen char bar le lo. Curds avoid karo. Aur yaad rakho eeshwar aur kamyabi dono hi sote rehnewale ko chod dete hai.
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My son 18 years old sleepness problem, Stress, aggressive, behavior bed, study weak. Kindly suggeste to me what can we do.

MD Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
In adolescence many conditions can present with the above symptoms. Commonly depression, anxiety and rarely early psychosis can present like this. Consult a psychiatrist at the earliest and follow his suggestions. Early treatment will often improve the outcome in such patients. -Dr.Parthasarathy,MD,Psychiatrist Chennai OMR
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You don't have sleep in the night? Y do I have the cramps when slep pulling sensation and fear y? And treatment for insomnia? Doctor please help me.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
You don't have sleep in the night? Y do I have the cramps when slep pulling sensation and fear y? And treatment for i...
raktamokshan in ayurveda is best treatment for you . massage to calf muscles & foot at night for 10 min each.
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I'm having a sound sleep. Few of my friends had told me that. How could I stop doing sound while I'm sleeping. Please help me out. If I do continue I may get problems in future. I think you'll help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm having a sound sleep. Few of my friends had told me that. How could I stop doing sound while I'm sleeping. Please...
you are having snoring problem Snoring occurs due to 1.obstruction of flow of air through mouth and nose as in obesity, nasal obstruction due to polyp, DNS, Sinusitis, 2.alcohol, use of sleeping pill, 3.smoking, consumption of tobacco. 4.It may be due to relaxed throat muscle in elderly and in children due to Tonsillitis. 5.Consult ENT specialist to exclude nasal causes of snoring
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Dear Sir, I am not getting sleep with out a pill, even after taking a pill, it's taking lot of time to go in to sleep. If taken few drinks, I am able to sleep for some time, but if I happened to awake in between the night, sleep is out of question. Is there any solution for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
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I am not getting sleep with out a pill, even after taking a pill, it's taking lot of time to go in to sleep...
Neither pill nor drink can get you healthy sleep. This may be short term arrangement, but it can lead to addiction. To have peaceful sleep, you have to first get rid of the addiction and its negative effects. Homoeopathy has good treatment for your problem, without causing adverse effects. Take homoeopathic medicine nux vomica 200 daily in the morning and in the evening and give feedback after 6 days.
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Sir/ mam I m suffering frm insomnia. Moreover, m not under stress. Bt still m not able to take proper sleep. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Sir/ mam I m suffering frm insomnia. Moreover, m not under stress. Bt still m not able to take proper sleep. What sho...
1.You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2.You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3.Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5.Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6.Take light dinner. 7.Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time .8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner.Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10.Don’t sleep in day time 11.Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor
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My mother snores a lot while asleep, this has been leading to her inadequate sleep. Previously a doctor had recommended a machine but my mother feels utterlyuncomfortable to use it while asleep. Please recommend me a perfect solution, an suggest me the specialisation of doctor which deals this problem.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My mother snores a lot while asleep, this has been leading to her inadequate sleep. Previously a doctor had recommend...
She is likely to have a condition called" obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome" here the person never gets adequate sleep in the night as the sleep cycle gets distorted. Mostly found in obese people. They fall asleep frequently during daytime which disturbs their routine. Snoring is no longer a laughable matter. It has been found those afflicted with osas are likely to suffer from heart ailments. High bp etc. An overnight sleep test will be needed to record her sleep pattern. This will be best done by a chest physician. C- pap machine which created positive pressure on inspired air will help better oxygenation. Consult the chest physician. She will definitely improve.
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I am 21 year old. I want to work hard ow so that my future will be bright. But I can not control my sleep. What to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 21 year old. I want to work hard ow so that my future will be bright. But I can not control my sleep. What to do?
Cause of Over sleeping A) Alcohol, smoking, drugs caffeine, sleeping pills B) stress, depression, fatigue inadequate/disturbed sleep, C) obesity, lack of physical activity D) Environmental factor like room is too hot/cold, excess light, noise, un comfortable bed E) Hypo thyroidism, diabetes, Heart disease F) sleeping dis order like sleep Apnoea (Breathing disorder where you stop breathing periodically in the night, due to blockage of Airway), narcolepsy (day time sleep), Restless leg syndrome Treatment A) Have a proper sleep schedule-Get up and go to bed at same time everyday (body’s natural clock –cicardian rhythm will be accordingly activated) B) Good sleeping environment (Quiet, cool, dark, comfortable bed room without noise, light), C) Avoid caffeine/alcohol/nicotine 4-6 hours before bed time, D) Avoid day time sleep, daily exercise, light reading for 15 minutes daily before going to bed E. Avoid anxiety/stress/depression/fear/boredom/lack of motivation.
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MBBS, DTCD, MD, FISDA, Fellow Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleepmedicine
Pulmonologist, Delhi
Wellness series in hindu Metro

Breathe Well Sleep Well

Total wellness is not possible without good sleep. Sleep is a de-learning process. It relaxes and rejuvenates the body and makes our body ready for a
new day. We spend one third of our life in sleep and this one third decides the two third of our life. For every two hours of alertness we need one of sleep. Ever since society has become 24x7, our sleep quality has become poor. A healthy body needs a regular refreshing seven to eight hours of sleep.

Sleep debt creates a mortgaged mind. If we are sleeping one hour less per day then we have to pay back in the day. Sleeplessness is equivalent to drunken driving. Anger, agitation, personality disorders, road rage, substance abuse are indirectly related to poor sleep. Sleep disorders are rising in society and more over sedentary behaviour, obesity is responsible for the rising number of sleep apnoea and related sleep disorders.

There are two types of sleep disorders one primarily because of defects in sleep regulatory mechanisms and others are secondary due to lifestyle causing insomnia and sleep disordered breathing like sleep apnoea. A tired and spent person gets relief and is able to retrieve his liveliness and energy only after taking sound sleep. Sleep is a law of nature which is applicable not only to human beings but also to the botanical world.

A good night sleep is a good regular sleep practice. Always be happy while sleeping. Concentrate on your breathing and feel you are totally relaxed. Keep in mind that the pranayama practice is very important. Pranayama and yoga are the key to good activation of our biological clock.

Our hypothalamic area in the brain is our internal clock. If we do not nurture our biological clock we will face sleep delay and fragmented sleep.

A good sleep involves right pre-sleep practices. It’s like a right alap before a classical music performance. Yoga and Pranayama are an important measure to improve sleep and reduce work place negativity, tension, anxiety and so many other problems. Following yoga and pranayama – Bhastrika pranayam, Kapalbhati pranayam and Anulom Vilom pranayam – have been found to be beneficial.

Besides this, Shavasan and Yognidra are very much useful for sound sleep. Listening to light music like mantras before sleep is beneficial. Yoga increases blood circulation and stimulates the nervous system. Following few practices improves oxygenation to the brain and improves sleep quality and cures insomnia. Halasana and Sarvangasana are the asana to cure insomnia naturally by yoga.

Good pre-sleep habits are called sleep hygiene. A good sleep hygiene improves sleep quality by reducing the onset of sleep and maintenance of rhythm of sleep. We all enter sleep through NREM sleep it’s like slow uncoiling of a curtain wire. We enter sleep with high alfa waves and slowly go to delta or slow wave sleep.

Initial sleep is all NREM sleep and subsequently we enter REM sleep or rapid eye movement sleep. REM sleep constitutes one third of total sleep and in this time of sleep muscles reach to zero tone and it's a dream sleep.

This is about a 50-year-old man, a heavy smoker with sedentary corporate life with disturbed sleep, snoring, day time sluggishness, irritability and poor corporate performance.

He was subjected to a quit tobacco programme, weight loss and good nutrition and lifestyle modification programme with following sleep rules.

He improved on all fronts and started enjoying wellness in his life.

Stick to your sleep time and get up exactly 7 to 8 hours after sleep. You will feel oven fresh.

Follow this sleep rules one hour before going to your sleep clock.

1. A relaxing warm shower an hour before sleep.

2. Anulom vilom for five minutes

3. Kapalbhati for five minutes, avoid doing if you had dinner an hour before.

4. Bhastrika for five minutes.

5. Eye exercises for five minutes in all quadrants

6. Cervical flexion, extension and rotation exercises for two minutes.

7. Sharvanasana or corpse pose for 5 minutes and focus on your breath.

8. Now listen to some slow music. Music induces Alfa activity and helps in sleep initiation for 10 minutes.

9. Do visual imagery. Make memorable twenty images on your iPad or phone or album and slowly brush though.

This helps in release of endorphins and gives feel good feeling for 5 minutes.

10. Take a hot cup of milk. Milk has serotonin and serotonin induces sleep. These steps will de-stress you and help you to get a sound sleep.

Avoid thinking too much while sleeping. Just relax while sleeping.

Always be happy while sleeping. Concentrate on your breathing and feel totally relaxed.

Keep in mind pranayama practice is very important, as important as pre-sleep habit.

Keywords: sleeplessness, pranayama, sleep habits, wellness
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I am 40 I am teacher I have a high bp I get angry too often once I think of some I think for day n night its never goes frm my mind. I do not get proper sleep becox of this what to do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mandya
I am 40 I am teacher I have a high bp I get angry too often once I think of some I think for day n night its never go...
Its like stress lead to hypertension and hypertension leads to stress apply oil to scalp before you go to bed if you are non diabetic drink milk with honey bedtime apply ksheerabala taila to your feet dip your feet in lukewarm water before you go to sleep.
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I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Noida
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
Lack of sleep may be the cause of your headache, and headache may be the cause of your insomnia. This is a vicious circle. Avoid sleeping in the afternoon. Do not take any caffeine after 7 pm. Have a light meal for dinner at least 2 hours before retiring. Have a warm bath before going to bed. Drink warm milk at bed time. Listen to soft soothing music before retiring. Meditate for 15 mins before sleeping.
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Hie im a martial artist nd I have concentration power but when I talk about the books I can't concentrate if I do its hard time for me nd my exams were also near so please help how can I concentrate on my studies. When I open my books I feels like laziness but after that I goes to my bed I can't sleeps sometime whole night im not sure what's going on with me. How can I prepare for my exams.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
Hie im a martial artist nd I have concentration power but when I talk about the books I can't concentrate if I do its...
Dear lybrate-user, welcome to lybrate. You must be able to understand concentration, attention span, recollection and distraction. If you are able to watch a movie for two hours continuously, if you are able to play a game for an hour, then you do not have any concentration problems. You can't be attentive towards your studies because you are not interested in it. You are able to watch movie and play game because you are interested in it. Human cannot be attentive towards anything for more than 10 minutes. If the task is boring, it is natural that that person will sleep or feel sleepy. Then you should study in such a way that your attention is continued and make the subjects are interesting to you. Effective learning techniques should help you. Recollection depends on anxiety, stress and other physical and circumstantial factors. Distractions while studying are plentiful. You should be able to overcome distractions or avoid distractions. Please understand the above. Change your study style and attitude accordingly.
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Good morning doctors. Last few days I can't sleep properly. Sleep feeling came. But while sleep can't able to sleep. I just close eyes and lying in bed and rolling. I am use sleep well pillow and mattresses. For me no alcohol habits and no tension and no smoking habits. No high sexual feelings. I am bachelor. Own cooking food only. No weight loss problem. I am stay in hyderabad, here climate is cooling. Please answer me what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Ahmednagar
Good morning doctors. Last few days I can't sleep properly. Sleep feeling came. But while sleep can't able to sleep. ...
simple ways for a restful sleep 1. Cut down on caffeine: Caffeine drinkers may find it harder to fall asleep. Even a single cup of coffee in the morning may lead to a sleepless night. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine, a neurotransmitter thought to promote sleep. Caffeine can also interrupt sleep by increasing the need to urinate during the night. Because caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, irritability, and extreme fatigue, it may be easier to cut back gradually rather than to go cold turkey. Those who can’t or don’t want to give up caffeine should avoid it after 2 p.m., or noon if they are especially caffeine–sensitive. 2. Stop smoking or chewing tobacco: Nicotine is a central nervous system stimulant that can cause insomnia. If you continue to use tobacco, avoid smoking or chewing it for at least one to two hours before bedtime. 3. Limit alcohol intake: Alcohol depresses the nervous system, so a nightcap may seem to help some people fall asleep. Alcohol suppresses REM sleep, and the soporific effects disappear after a few hours. Alcohol also worsens snoring and other sleep breathing problems. 4. Worry and stress causes sleeplessness. Find out what hurts you and resolve the issue.
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I have sleep problem. I wake up daily by 4.00 or 4.30 am & am unable to sleep again. This problem has started since last fortnight. I do not sleep in the afternoon too. Please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have sleep problem. I wake up daily by 4.00 or 4.30 am & am unable to sleep again. This problem has started since l...
1.You may be having anxiety or stress. Avoid stress. 2.You need 7-8 hours of sound sleep to remain healthy. 3.Go for regular exercise, Take part in games and sports, 4.Do yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise like pranayama to calm your mind, control your emotion, relieve anxiety and improve concentration. 5.Adhere to a specific sleep time and regular schedule 6.Take light dinner. 7.Avoid taking tea/coffee at bed time. Have a glass of warm milk at bed time . 8. Don’t go to sleep immediately after dinner.Take a small walk after dinner and if possible take hot water bath before sleep. Read a light magazine or interesting book before going to bed 9. Avoid late night. 10.Don’t sleep in day time 11.Don’t take sleeping pill 12. If no relief consult doctor
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Hello sir I am 19 years old and I am suffering from stomach ache and can not sleep well at night. Please give me suggestion about that.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
Hello sir I am 19 years old and I am suffering from stomach ache and can not sleep well at night. Please give me sugg...
This may be because of acidity/ indigestion/ gas or it may be muscular pain avoid food from outside, junk, fried, spicy fatty food also tell me associated symptoms like vomiting sensation, loose motion/ burning sensation in chest or any other symptoms are present or not? so that we can reach diagnosis. We may need to start medications after personal consultation.
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I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't work, what to do? Please help me!

BAMS
Ayurveda,
I haven't been able to sleep since 2 days and I am having a severe headache, tried multiple home remedies, but didn't...
It might be temporary obstacle, i think your morning bowels may not clear, avoid junk food, soft drinks and red meat for few days and follow simple home made food.
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I have a obstructive sleep apnea problem and have been using CPAP machine for last 3 years. How can I sleep without CPAP machine and what should I do for the same? I tried to sleep without CPAP machine but I awake frequently at night and feeling sleepy all day.

DNB(Respiratory Diseases), MBBS
Pulmonologist, Jabalpur
The best treatment available to manage obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is cpap. You are using it for 3 years now, itself is an indication that you feel benefit by using it, so why do you want to leave it and try other therapies, which are usually not very effective for osa. Not taking treatment for osa for a long time can have detrimental effects on health. I suggest you keep using your cpap machine, and also get evaluated periodically with your sleep specialist for seeing the latest situation of your condition and pressure changes that may be required if any.
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I do not know why sometimes I get scared while sleeping and start screaming. Is there any reason. This is happening from many years. And I do not like any sounds also. It irritates. If people ask me questions it irritates me. I do not like even eating food also.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nanded
I do not know why sometimes I get scared while sleeping and start screaming. Is there any reason. This is happening f...
Due to improper functions of mind you get scared irritations etc eat satwik food with cow ghee in diet drink cow milk empty stomach avoid nonveg pav bakery products for more details and for improvement in mind fuctions consult privetly.
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