mental-health-icon

Sleep disorder for teen

Hi, a young boy of 16 ( tall n healthy) and in the middle of preparation for a highly competitive exam~ is facing sleep disorder. Unable to sleep at night till early morning which makes him dizzy thru the day affecting ability to concentrate n it becomes a sort of vicious circle. Sometimes sleepy thru day and v tired.
views-icons 94 Views 1 Share Bookmark this Answer
Bookmark
v

Doctor Answers (1) on Sleep disorder for teen

doctor profile image
Dr. Divya Shree K.R
10 yrs. of exp | Bangalore | Psychiatrist

INR 500 for 24 hrs

CHAT NOW
Answered
Hello, More details are needed to ascertain the cause. But I feel that the cause of this sleep problem is due to poor sleep hygeine. Is he drinking a lot of tea or coffee during the day to stay awake? Follow the following sleep hygeine measures to break the vicious cycle : Avoid daytime naps. Avoid tea, cofee, caffeinated drinks and colas after 5 pm Avoid screen time (TV, mobile,computer) just before sleep. Daytime physical exercise. Use the bed only to sleep.
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
1/1 people found this helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO