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Suggest treatment for excessive sleep during the day

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Dr. Chintan Solanki

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Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Sleep Disorders
Question: Iam a 60 year old male 210 lbs
I dose a lot during the day
I sleep not less than 6 hours a night
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 16 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is appropriate duration, provide more details

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

An adult person aging 60 needs 6-8 hours of sleep per day.

Let me know,

- Since when problem is there?

- Is dosing affecting your daily routine?

- Please clarify exact duration of sleep.

- What is report of sleep study?

- Is there any physical illness?

- Is there any stress in your life?

I will be happy to help further after your response.
Regards,
Dr.Chintan Solanki.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chintan Solanki 23 hours later
1. The Problem has lasted 4 to 6 years
2. Dosing affects my daily routine renders my work into burden
3. The study showed I sleep well but twist / tose in bed
4. I have no physical illness known
5. Had a panic attack 2 years ago I have since been ok and the thinking in my mind that its coming again has since vanished
6. About 6 years ago I used to stay up late drinking and get 3 to 4 hours sleep
7. I have no sleep pattern I go to bed different hours every day
8. Do not drink anymore just once in a while with a few drinks
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Answered by Dr. Chintan Solanki 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
modification of lifestyle is required after sleep deprivation

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for information and sorry for delayed response.

To avoid dosing continuous 6 hours sleep at fixed time (preferably at night) is essential.

First of all you should try to remain awake for 2 days by an mean. It will help to get sleep at night. Fix your timing of sleep and avoid bed in daytime.

Follow sleep hygiene. You can find the same in below link.

sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene

Drinking a cup of warm milk before going to bed helps in 30-40 of patients and they do not need medicines as per my clinical experience.

Follow healthy lifestyle. This includes regular daily exercise (walking or running), hygienic food habits (no junk food, no fatty food, preferably only home-made food with law salt and fat with more fruits and vegetables) and timely scheduled sleep. Yoga- meditation can also help.

Stop drinking if possible as it affects sleep pattern though you take it intermittently.

Even after such efforts if you feel dosing in daytime armodafinil or modafinil is the drug to keep you awake and alert in daytime. You can ask doctor for the prescription.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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