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Suffering from lack of sleep. Do not look fresh after sleep. Suggestions - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:how are you doing
User:Am doing great thanks
Doctor:How can I help you
User:I have got sleeping problem
Doctor:Could you elaborate a little?
User:am 23 years old and I sleep badly all the time. I dont feel fresh even after long hours of sleep
Doctor:So you have difficulty falling asleep or do you get up early
User:I XXXXXXX get up early..I sleep 10-11 hours a day ...but i dont even look fresh
User:and still feel/look as if i am lack of sleep
Doctor:Can you go to sleep once you lie down at the end of the day
User:within 2 min
Doctor:Do you have scary dreams or something? Or is sound sleep?
User:sound sleep
Doctor:SO your basic problem is sleeping or that you dont look and feel fresh?
Doctor:Is it constant feeling of tiredness or fatigue that you are feeling?
User:the latter part...I XXXXXXX look fresh even after sound sleep
Doctor:How much water do you drink in a day?
User:1 -1.5 litres
Doctor:Ok , first thing, make it 2-3 litres in a day minimum
User:ok sure XXXXXXX
Doctor:Do you exercise
User:Yes I do walking and skipping daily
Doctor:For how much time?
Doctor:What about tea/coffee?
Doctor:How many cups in a day?
User:I take coffee 4 times a day
Doctor:second, lets make it 3 to start with. Then after a few months, make it 2
User:oh hmmm
User:ok Doctor
Doctor:If you want, you can substitute it with green tea
User:ok sure..but they dont taste good :)
Doctor:I understand
Doctor:can you tell me what all you eat in a day
User:i will have rice dhal and any tiffen on nite
Doctor:Breakfast and luch?
User:yes I do have
Doctor:Breakfast, you have rice too?
User:dhal rice
User:afternoon also rice..I take tiffen at nite
Doctor:No fruits or vegetables?
User:not much..afteroon i take any vegetable
Doctor:There is a problem with your diet, XXXXXX
Doctor:Actually a huge one
Doctor:First, I need you to eat every few hours
Doctor:Breakfast should be rice+dhal+fruit
Doctor:Or poha/wheatflakes/idli+sambhar
User:ok fine
Doctor:Then at 11 am, have 1 cup coffee+2 biscuits
Doctor:At 1-2 pm, have dal+rice+vegtable+curd. Same for dinner
Doctor:In the middle, around 5 pm, have 1-2 idlis+sambhar
Doctor:That should do. Also plenty of water
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