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6 Common Sleep Disorders in Children You Must Know!

Dr. S. Gupta 90% (40 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, BCH, DNB - Training, PDCC - Pediatric Hepatology & Gastroenterology
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
6 Common Sleep Disorders in Children You Must Know!

Sleep is the most important aspect for a healthy beign, but for kids it is of utmost priority. Lack of sleep can often have a negative impact on the brain funtioning of kids along with accidents. Listed below are the major sleep disorders in children along with their causative factors:

  1. Sleepwalking: It is not uncommon for children under the age of 10 to sleep walk. Despite being harmless on its own, the effects of sleep walking can be dangerous such as stepping outdoors or hurting themselves during sleep. If the child runs into objects while sleep walking, they might wake up and hence further worsen the situation.
  2. NightmaresThey might be general or result from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Nightmares, if frequent, can make falling asleep a tedious task. Nightmares in children are common and they usually begin to reduce in frequency by 9 years of age.
  3. Obstructive sleep apneaSnoring might be the result of improper respiration while sleeping and while it isn’t a cause of worry, regular snoring might lead to insufficient oxygen during sleep, thus making shut eye a challenge. It might be hereditary or the result of a deviated nasal septum or blocked nose. The snoring might hamper the quality of sleep.
  4. BedwettingThis is something most children experience, but usually grow out of by the time they turn six. It doesn’t need to be a cause of concern unless the frequency doesn’t reduce over time and more than two instances of bedwetting take place in a week.
  5. Insomnia in children: It can be due to a host of factors and coping with changes to their normal lifestyle is one of the biggest triggers. Mental disorders such as anxiety and stress due to a variety of reasons (like the death of a loved one) may also be the cause of distress and lead to troubled or incomplete sleep.
  6. Excessive daytime sleepinessExcess naps throughout the day, always feeling lethargic or experiencing trouble waking up in the morning may be symptomatic of EDS. It isn’t uncommon in adults either wherein despite apparent proper sleep; energy levels seem to be low throughout the day.

My mother is 52 year old .she is taking 12-14 sleeping pills in a day and if she can not take them she fights with everyone and get angry all the time .she is also an asthma patient .so please can you consult me that naltima50 tablets are good for her or not?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 93% (1005 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
My mother is 52 year old .she is taking 12-14 sleeping pills in a day and if she can not take them she fights with ev...
Is she taking 12-14 pills? You should see a physician immediately. As this is too much of medicine. It can have side effects. Is she under stress. Try these relaxation techniques Try to relax yourself -- Exercise. Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to combat stress. Take a few minutes to breathe in and out in slow, deep breaths. Reduce Your Caffeine Intake. Write It Down. Spend Time With Friends and Family. Laugh. Massage. Eat a healthy diet. Meditation. Yoga.
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Hi, I'm a house wife. My husband is addicted to the phone. And we have understanding issues. I feel like m emotionally dependant on him. I do so many things for him on bed In turn this makes him sleep not sexually active. He is lazy. He doesn't admire me intern laugh at me. I feel the main reason behind this is good. He has a very possessive mother mainly mummas boy. He comes late to the room and falls asleep. I feel that my expectations are hurt. I am very emotionally dependant on him. I think this is my problem. I keep thinking about him since m idle. He comes from office I expect him to spend time with me intern I find him with the phone and in front of the TV watching debates. Its been 10 months we got married. I still didn't get thoughts of having a kid because of all these issues. The main issue is I wanted to marry a guy working in abroad, he was working in abroad but got transferred here after marriage unfortunately now he is here. My in laws mind me alot this is so disturbing. My husband is always parents oriented he sleeps only after they sleep. He is addicted to movies always watch movies on weekends and I would plan something for him on bed he would either sleep or doesn't enjoy what I do. When he comes from office I find him glued to the sofa with the phone. He leaves by 9.30 and comes home by 8 pm. He doesn't move from the sofa. He then watches debates on TV. At times I make him feel relaxed on bed by Strip tease, blowjob and I massage his whole body with oil sometimes only his private part. With candle light lit around to make him feel soothing. The reaction to this is he sleeps. He told me a few things that He feels lazy to continue He feels lazy to take bath the next day. I mean head bath He gets disturbed when it's getting late (after 12 am) .so he doesn't feel like having sex. The worst part is he never asked me anything till now. I do it by myself with so much interest I am feeling shy that as a girl I do it. I think I overdo it. He never asked me even once for a blowjob since 10 months of our marriage. He sleeps off all the time. At night we ll be lying on bed I start with my hand I find him asleep in a few min. Nowadays I stopped. What I wonder alot is. I am everything to him what a man would actually desire. More than what is on porn I can say. I do so much for him. It's not just stripteasing, it would be a dance to, And lastly he has a problem if we have contact on a day the next days at times not always I feel like having he shouts at me. Or if I ask two three days later he says we just had a few days ago now what. I don't get sleep Normally I feel disturbed and keep asking him whether he is awake or he slept and irritate him. He laughs at me. At times ,Saying y r you moving like that when I am teasing him. He laughs when I make noises during sex. Nowadays when I give him a blowjob or when I am over him wearing a night dress I don't find him looking at me. I find him looking at the wall in a deep thought. Past few times we did. There was a problem His penis was erect for a minute then It got down it took so much time for him to make it hard and finally it didn't .for which I did not get upset in turn I cheered him up saying its on no problem. I have see his past history. When he was a bachelor lot of porn And he has many girls as friends. He is very handsome very fair. So many girls admire him. I am very emotionally dependant on him and he takes advantage of that. I did not know I'll end up loving someone this much that I would consult a psychologist. Last thing doctor. I remember when ever I used to come to my mother's house and stay. When I go back I check his phone and found porn in history what shocked me was I am more than what is there. I was shocked I asked him. I did not scold him and all. Finally now I don't find but I get restless when. I leave him alone. His last seen at 3 am makes me feel a bit upset. It's incognito mode I feel. As far as I know he used to watch when he was a bachelor and now only when I come to my mother's house I think he watches. He is very attached to his mother. Actually he was in abroad I was happy seeing that I got married but now he is here and doesn't seem like going back .his parents are the main cause. Now too after coming back from office he never comes to the room because of his mother he feels what she ll think. Whether she is alone sitting in the hall. He ll everyday go talk to the mother nicely then only come inside the room. Mother is very possessive. If we go out together she has a change in her behavior. I had faced a lot of possessiveness from her side went through depression first few months now know how to tackle her. I would like to know what is the problem. How should I behave.

Usma Ayurvedic Clinic 93% (10549 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Delhi
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How Depression Is Linked With Irregular Sleeping Pattern

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Rajkot
How Depression Is Linked With Irregular Sleeping Pattern

Depression is a clinical, mental and emotional condition that may give rise to feelings of hopelessness and chronic sadness. It slows down the way people process everyday activities and leads the patient to a sense of constant gloom and doom. It is a disabling mental condition as per who and may be caused due to reasons like genetics, changes in the balance of hormones, stress, grief, trauma and prolonged, chronic physical ailments.

Symptoms of depression are:

  1. Sleep irregularity: It relates to either insomnia or oversleeping that is, either you sleep too much or do not sleep at all. This could be because of work or other stress in your personal or professional life.
  2. Irritation or unnecessarily getting angry: You start losing your temper easily and that too for silly reasons. You think you are losing control.
  3. Feeling hopeless and sad: The first signal or symptom is the feeling of hopelessness. In this, case the patient loses the hope in everything. They feel like being trapped in some kind of cage, from which they are not able to come out.
  4. Lack of interest in anything: Everything seems to be of no use or interest, even your daily work. You don't want to do anything; even the things, which you loved to do like your hobbies and passions, which you no longer find interesting.

Here is a comprehensive list of homeopathic medicines which most doctors are likely to recommend for treating depression:

  1. Sepia: This medicine is beneficial to women suffering from post-partum depression (sadness or emotional conflict after giving birth) and menopause. Feeling of solitude and hopelessness with no energy to continue with life are some common symptoms that can be reduced with Sepia.
  2. Arsenicum album: This medicine is prescribed to control the symptoms like diarrhea, gastric problems, indigestion which patients often suffer from as a result of intense anxiety. Patients, appropriate for this medicine tend to be fastidious and restless. It is made of white arsenic and should be taken in prescribed potency because an overdose can cause gastroenteritis.

The above mentioned medicines are just some of the medicines, which should only be taken only after consulting your doctor, as causes and symptoms differ for each person.

I tend to sneeze a lot and get a cold during winter, I guess im allergic to winter, im not able to work or sleep with this sneezing, can you suggest a medicine pls.

Dr. Hemesh Thakur 88% (668 ratings)
Homeopath, Delhi
I tend to sneeze a lot and get a cold during winter, I guess im allergic to winter, im not able to work or sleep with...
Hello, it seems you are suffering from Allergic Rhinitis. Take appropriate constitutional Homeopathic medications to treat this problem effectively. Thanks.
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I am 35 years old male and have sleeplessness disorder for one month and I meet to a consultant and used the sleeping pills and controlling stress tablets but haven't got any relief for my sleeplessness disorder, I didn't sleep full night and day properly 18 days from the period of one month another days I have to took some alcohol than I can sleep up-to alcohol at in my body at 1.30 am and than waked automatically and didn't came sleep some times I have to think suicide but I can't do this for my family so please sir what should I do please tell me.

Dr. Arun Desai 93% (801 ratings)
BAMS, M.D.Alternative Medicines
Ayurveda, Belgaum
I am 35 years old male and have sleeplessness disorder for one month and I meet to a consultant and used the sleeping...
INSOMNIA Insomnia, also known as sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder where people have trouble sleeping. Insomnia commonly leads to daytime sleepiness, lethargy, and a general feeling of being unwell, both mentally and physically. Mood swings, irritability, and anxiety are common associated symptoms. CAUSES 1.Disruptions in circadian rhythm - jet lag, job shift changes, high altitudes, environmental noise, extreme heat or cold. 2.Psychological issues - bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, or psychotic disorders. 3.Medical conditions - chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, congestive heart failure, angina, acid-reflux disease (GERD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, sleep apnea, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases, hyperthyroidism, arthritis, brain lesions, tumors, stroke. 4.Hormones - estrogen, hormone shifts during menstruation thyroixine hormone imbalances cortisol hormone imbalances etc 5.Other factors - sleeping next to a snoring partner, parasites, genetic conditions, overactive mind, pregnancy SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS 1.Difficulty falling asleep at night. 2.Waking during the night. 3.Waking earlier than desired. 4.Still feeling tired after a night's sleep. 5.Daytime fatigue or sleepiness. 6.Irritability, depression, or anxiety. 7.Poor concentration and focus. 8.Being uncoordinated, an increase in errors or accidents. 9.Tension headaches (feels like a tight band around head). 10. Difficulty socializing. 12. Gastrointestinal symptoms. 13. Worrying about sleeping depression 14. Sleep deprivation HOME REMEDIES Soak 10 to 15 raisins in warm water for 4 to 5 hours. Consume the raisins along with the water. One teaspoon of Ashwagandha choornam or two capsules/tablets with a glass of warm milk can relieve chronic sleeplessness. Massage warm sesame oil on the soles of the feet before bed. Wipe clean after 15 minutes or sleep with your feet covered with a pair of old socks. Intake of milk, buffalo milk, wine, meat soup and yogurt is advised. Foods which pacify vata and pitta should be used. 10 TIPS TO IMPROVE SLEEP 1. Early to bed early to rise should be part of your daily routine. 2. Day time sleeping should be avoided. 3. Hot shower before going to bed can improve the quality of sleep. 4. A light dinner taken 2 to 3 hours before bed time, followed by some walking can result in better sleep. 5. Indulge in lovemaking and other things which are comforting to the mind. 6. Avoid watching television, playing video games and using laptops or mobile devices before going to bed. 7. Do physical exercises regularly in the morning. Avoid these exercises in the evening though. 8. Drink a glass of warm milk. This is an age old remedy for insomnia. 9. Include fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. They promote over all wellbeing and a balance in the doshas. 10. Yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation can be very helpful. AYURVEDIC TREATMENT Ayurveda recommends the use of oil massage, shirodhara and other purificatory procedures to relieve insomnia. Shirodhara has the ability to relieve chronic insomnia. It is known to increase blood circulation and promote the secretion of serotonin, the happy hormone, which gives good sleep and a calm mind. AYURVEDIC HERB Herbs such as Ashwagandha are found highly effective in relieving insomnia. Brahmi or Mandukaparni vacha sarpagandha and Tagara are popular Ayurveda herbs which are recommended for insomnia, depression, anxiety and other related disorders. AYURVEDIC MEDICINES 1.Nidra vati 2 tabs at night with milk. 2.mouktik bramhi vati 2 tab at Night with milk. I NEED your DETAILED HISTORY INVESTIGATIONS AND PREVIOUS MEDICATIONS TREATMENT DETAILS TO ASSESS your PROBLEMS IN DETAIL. U CONSULT ME FOR THIS PROBLEMS. I WISH U HAPPY HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD GOD BLESS YOU.
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How Hypersomnolence Can Be Managed?

Dr. Deepti Kukreja 86% (41 ratings)
DPM, DNB Psychiatry, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
How Hypersomnolence Can Be Managed?

Sleep is known to most as a period of rest and relaxation, but there are multiple disorders which are associated with sleep too. Hypersomnolence or hypersomnia is one of the most common sleep disordersThis is characterised by excessive daytime sleepiness and prolonged periods of sleep at night. They wake up fresh in the morning, but can easily go back to sleep any time of the day without feeling strained or tired. There is again no freshness associated upon waking up. Funny as it may sound, they can doze off even during a meal or in the middle of a conversation.

Causes: This condition is most common in men and in the early adolescent days.

  1. There is no underlying cause that has been identified, though there is a genetic predisposition.
  2. People with history of head trauma are more affected
  3. People with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, epilepsy, and other mental disorders are also more likely to be affected
  4. People with sleep apnea often are hypersomnolence
  5. Restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy
  6. Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s tend to sleep more.


  1. Sleeping for longer hours at night time
  2. Excessively sleepy during daytime
  3. Able to doze off anytime during the day
  4. Inappropriate and involuntary sleeping pattern
  5. Having difficulty getting out of bed after waking up, even after prolonged sleep
  6. Feeling of disorientation
  7. Feeling agitated, anxious, lethargic, and irritated
  8. Impaired cognition and memory
  9. All these lead to extreme state of drowsiness
  10. Increased tendency for hallucinations
  11. Reduced appetite and even weight loss in some people
  12. There is restlessness, reduced pace of thinking and speaking
  13. Overall reduced energy levels
  14. Social interactions are affected including work life, social functions, etc.

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. If a person happens to sleep more at night or falls asleep during the day easily for more than 3 times a week, it is usually concerning.
  2. The added feature of no tiring physical activity can also lead to suspicion
  3. In acute cases, these symptoms are present for at least a month and in chronic cases, it could be seen for up to 3 months
  4. It cannot be explained by lack of sleep on a regular basis
  5. One or more of the above conditions could be present, which can help in making the diagnosis

Most cases of hypersomnia would need treatment only to improve their energy levels and improve the quality of life. Very often, treating the underlying condition can lead to improvement of hypersomnia. The tired, lethargic, restless feeling affects the overall performance of a person, leaving them with a lowered self-esteem. Brain stimulating drugs like amphetamines are used to improve daytime alertness and also reduce sleepy feeling during the day.

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Sir I am 40 years old and after pregnancy I have not sleep well and too much headache before 5 years I am very sad I cannot sleep all night.

Dr. Shashidhar 90% (6415 ratings)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Sir I am 40 years old and after pregnancy I have not sleep well and too much headache before 5 years I am very sad I ...
Sleep is a very natural phenomenon and most of times does not need any medicines if proper precautions are take. Please read about sleep hygiene from the internet and follow the good habits. If required you can try Homeopathy which is safe and gentle. You can contact me for further details.
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I can't sleep at night in my mind many things run while sleeping and it can't let me sleep.

Dr. Himani Negi 93% (19804 ratings)
Homeopath, Chennai
I can't sleep at night in my mind many things run while sleeping and it can't let me sleep.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person finds it difficult to fall asleep or to stay asleep. Insomnia also includes poor sleep quality, restless sleep, waking up several times during sleep, and feeling un-refreshed or tired after waking up.  Homeopathy provides a very safe, effective and non-habit forming treatment of both types of insomnia — acute and chronic. Since the Homeopathic medicines are sourced from natural substances, there are no side-effects. While Insomnia lasting less than a month is considered acute, if the condition continues for more than a month, it is referred to as chronic Insomnia. There are various causes of Insomnia. The prominent ones are stress, grief, depression, emotional disturbance, intake of stimulants like coffee and alcohol, and a huge number of medical reasons (like heart diseases, breathing disorders, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis). Insomnia is also one of the major concerns in elderly people. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects Medicines will reach you via courier services
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I am suffering from dry cough from last 2 weeks and every rainy season I deal with cold and cough also declared sinusitis. Nowadays during night I am facing fry cough like anything unable to sleep properly. Please suggest your advice how I can overcome this problem.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 91% (2498 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
U need counselling which wil u give correct perception of transformation ur problem for dat we have to take detail case taking So plz follow below guidelines for u but overall Everything is not for u but overall Everything is not for u Its in general GUIDELINES FOR YOU Just for information
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