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not sleeping well for past week, what could be the

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Dr. Vaishalee Punj

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Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019 in Internal Doctor Category
Question: not sleeping well for past week, what could be the reason?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Probably too much intellect use

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor service.

I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Since you have mentioned that everything is fine, I think that sleeplessness maybe due to over-activity of intellect especially before sleeping. Raised BP may also be there.

Sleep hygiene should be followed. Donot work or watch tv for atleast 2-3 hours before sleeping. Get BP measured.

Hope this helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 5 minutes later
Thank you very much for your answer, doctor. My bp is fine, I had it measured very recently. I have read articles suggesting that when my sleep is interrupted (around 4am everyday), I should just wake up and meditate or stretch. It is advisable? Especially since I go to office during the day and cannot catch up on my sleep? I have recently been losing lots of hair. Would it be related?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hairfall doesnt seem related

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

No, if your sleep is interrupted, then go bac k to sleep again until its atleast 6-8 hrs of sleep. This much sleep is needed to work optimally during the day. People who meditate, wake up earlier than others so that their meditation is not disturbed.

Hairfall could be due to some indigestion, dandruff, male hormone, thyroid problem related etc. It usually is not related to sleeplessness. Stress and thyroid are two problems that cause cause sleeplessness and hairfall.

Dr Vaishalee


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