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Sleep disorder, loss of sleep, cannot sleep soundly for long periods of time. Causes?

Hi. My query is that i am unable to sleep properly for the last one year.. it all started in feb last year and i thought its bcos of the anxiety caused as i was about to get married..but even now, after getting married the problem has not been resolved..i hardly sleep for about 3 hours a day and am unable to get a sound sleep. can u please advise..
Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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You also say thHello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Difficulty in sleeping (known as "insomnia" ) can be due to a variety of causes. Some of the problems causing insomnia are:
- Stress
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Poor sleep habits
- Other medical problems, chronic pain, etc.

In your case, it appears that your sleep problem may be related to your anxiety. What started off as a direct consequence of anxiety, could have slowly got re-inforced and hence continued to persist. Poor sleep habits often get reinforced and become difficult to cahnge after some time.

Please consult a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and further management of your insomnia.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatristat you have been getting better with time.
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