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Suffering from Insomnia

I've been unable to sleep during night for an extremely longer period now. Even if I'm dead tired, I can't manage to get a nice sleep. This is affecting me mentally & taking a toll on my health as well. My whole routine has been messed up. I can't afford to go on like this.
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Dr. Lakshmi T Rajan
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Dear friend Sound sleep at night is more important for healthy physical and mental health. I can understand the pressure you are going through. One good thing is that you have found out your problem and seeking help. Following tips might be helpful to you. 1. Avoid taking non veg foods at nights 2. Increase the intake of water 3. Go for walks in the evening or morning whichever suits you. 4. Follow any kind of relaxation technique (so much available in the internet) 5. Learn yoga and meditation Following one or more will help you. Any further assistance needed please feel free to contact me. Wishes
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Ms. Hema Sampath
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Hi,  was there any recent past stress related issues or changes I  your life or lifestyle?  If so go and meet a Counsellor and resolve that issue which may be bothering you and lead a peaceful life.
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Dr. Swathi S Aithal
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Hello.. well first thing what I would like to suggest you is to take a break from your work so that you can totally rest...you can plan a vacation or a go to a place where you just eat and sleep.. that will help you...if symptoms doesn't subside..please meet a psychiatrist for it.  Try not to think about problems or issues too much..thank you
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Dr. Sonia Malhotra
Psychiatrist 6 yrs exp Pune
Hello sir, Sorry to hear about your trouble. A lot of time it does happen that people who have  long standing illnesses like allergies and are taking regular medicines, tend to develop insomnia. There are a few queries that I have regarding your condition: 1. Do you smoke or take alcohol or have tried sleeping pills? 2. What is more affected- falling asleep, maintaining sleep or waking up before intended time? 3. Do you also feel sad or low, feel a lack of energy, have lost interest in activities you enjoyed earlier, feel a lack of self confidence? 4. Do you snore when asleep, or move legs in bed, or talk or grind teeth while sleeping? 5. Do you feel sleepy during the day? After all these aspects of your sleep are assessed, will a psychiatrist be able to help you the best. You may or may not need medicines, but there are behavioral changes like sleep hygiene that will definitely help you. Pls feel free to contact me for a private consultation. Regards!
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