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Treatment for difficulty sleeping?

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar

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Posted on Wed, 5 Mar 2014 in Sleep Disorders
Question: i am not good sleep. on bed will get only 3 to 4 hour sleep only, after that i will sleeping different dreams every deep. i am facing this problem from fast approx 6 years.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Medications would help. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query. I have noted your symptoms and it suggests that you have insomnia (sleep disturbance). Your sleep duration as well as sleep quality are affected. Normal sleep should last for 7-8 hours (you are sleeping half that duration). In addition, your sleep quality is poor due to dreams. You would benefit from taking medications such as zolpidem (zolfresh or stilnoct). These medications would improve your sleep quality as well as quantity. They are safe as well and have no addiction potential. I hope my reply has helped you. I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, For DIRECT QUERY to me: http://bit.ly/Dr-Sudhir-kumar My blog: http://bestneurodoctor.blogspot.com/
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 50 minutes later
How many days i can take medicine suggested by you( zolpidem (zolfresh or stilnoct)& what is the wt ie 250mg or 500mg or ???
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer: You can take for one month. Detailed Answer: Thank you for getting back. If you were my patient, I would prescribe ZOLFRESH at a dose of 10 mg at bedtime, and STILNOCT at a dose of 12.5 mg once daily at bedtime. You can take them for one month and then review with neurologist. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
thanks you sir, you suggesting meet doctor at hospital ? and any side affect from the tablet? pls suggest me.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 2 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes. Detailed Answer: Yes, you are right. These medicines are prescription drugs and you need it on doctor's prescription pad to be able to purchase it. After one month, you can review on this platform, as well as meet the doctor personally. The medicine is safe and there are no serious side effects. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir Kumar 4 minutes later
sir, i am living at Bangalore, please recommend me a good well experienced doctor.
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 3 minutes later
Brief Answer: Below are the options at Bangalore: Detailed Answer: Below are the good and experienced neurologists at Bangalore: 1. Dr XXXXXXX XXXXXXX at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. 2. Dr XXXXXXX at Columbia Asia Hospital, Bangalore, 3. Dr XXXXXXX Iyer at XXXXXXX Hospital, Bangalore. Best wishes, Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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