Unable to sleep properly, tried various things. Suffer IBS also. Solution ? - Online Doctor Chats
Dr XXXXXXX here
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Please to see you doctor XXXXXXX
Actually my husband is not able to sleep properly
he is not able to get sound sleep for last 2-3 months
we have tried many options say hot water bath before sleeping, changing of bedsheet before sleeping
then hot milk before sleep
no gadgets during bedtime
changing of rooms and beds
but nothing seems like working for him
May I know his age?
1-2 days in week he would be able to sleep
Does he have any medical illness?
he has just completed his 30 on 12-12-12
he is suffering from IBS
nothing major as such
and one thing
which might be helpful is that he's preparing for IAS
for which he has taken subbatical
for some time
That is helpful information.
so he stays at home and keep on studying
but he goes to bed at 11 and tries to wake up at 6-6:30
I would like to know where the primary problem is - Does he have difficulty to fall asleep or he wakes up after a sound sleep and does not sleep thereafter?
yes difficulty to fall asleep
How many hours does he sleep?
and then he gets good sleep in early morning hours
and feels sleepy in the morning time
he generally goes to bed at around 11
and leaves bed around 6-630
but he feels sleepy so he again goes to bed around 730-8am
after having trifala with hot water and then sleeps for another 1-1.5 hours
After he gets to bed at 11, is he able to sleep well?
no he doesn't get sleep only
yesterday he couldn't sleep for the whole night
Has he consulted any doctor for this problem?
might have slept for 1-2 hours at XXXXXXX
no, now we want to see a doctor but were not sure which doctor we should visit
Let me brief you.
What should we do
Sleep is influenced from various factors.
Amongst which the most common is hormones and chemical mediators. There is a particular circadian rhythm of changes which happens with these hormones and mediators.
Changes in this circadian rhythm can affect sleep.
Since you said he is preparing from IAS and is sleeping late for few weeks, perhaps this could have triggered his current sleeping habit.
but 11 pm is the normal time for him
he generally sleeps at 11
yeah that's possible
From the information you provided, perhaps these are the 2 factors which might be causing his sleep disturbances.
Besides these there are other associates such as
work stress, medical conditions such as thyroid disturnbances, use of excessive caffeine or other mood enhances, physical aches, etc.
Such factors can only be identified by one a one talk with your husband.
Therefore my suggestions to him are:
then what would you suggest doctor?
1. Changing his sleep timings.
like what timings should be for him to sleep?
The natural body rhythm (circadian rhythm of those mediators)are between 8 to 8.
Therefore getting to bed by 8-10 would be ideal.
Some of the activities are late dinner (dinner should be at least couple of hours before hitting bed), working - laptop or other work; strenuous physical exercises etc.
he does not take alcohol and doesn't smoke
3. Relaxing light and music have influence on brain and hormones to induce sleep. Therefore make sure the lights in the room are dim, room is painted with less bright color.
4. Use semisoft mattress, pillows and bed lines.
5. Transcendental meditation, hot shower, light evening exercise have de stressing effect. These can be implemented.
6. Avoid any conversation which can cause psychological effects.
A good and healthy conversation between you and your partner can help.
some of the things mentioned by you, we have been trying time to time
do you think we need to see a doctor also?
7. A few researches also believe sexual activities have positive effects on sleep. Maintain a healthy sexual life.
If he has any such illness, then that needs to be corrected with appropriate actions.
Can i get any help in finding a such good doctor in Bangalore?
would you suggest any such good doctor
8. If no such psychological factors are found, he would need to be screened for other medical illness such as thyroid problems, neurological conditions.
9. Only when no significant causes are found, he can be prescribed a low dose sedative pills transiently to help sleep.
May I know which part of Bangalore are you from?
yes We live in Cox Town near Bangalore East Railway station and ITC infotech Park
If he agrees to visit to such as doctor, you may consult one Dr. XXXXXXX AAAA
who practices at MM Road, Cox Town.
he's a good doctor?
I do not have any personal contact with him, but one of the user on XXXXXXX has given a good review about him.
Do you also have his contact details so that we can take an appointment?
You may read about his review here.
I have found the details about him on another website.
I will then find out more about him and visit him
I hope this helps.
Do you have any other query?
Thanks a lot doctor
You are welcome.
this conversation was really helpful
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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