Dr Harshi Dhingra M.D.

Dr Harshi Dhingra is a licensed medical doctor and specialized Pathologist with research, diagnostic, clinical and teaching experience of over a decade, currently employed as faculty in a medical school with tertiary care hospital and research center. She has keen interest in medical content research writing and reviewing. She has several publications in indexed peer reviewed journals. She was awarded for best paper presentation in a state level conference. She holds medical degrees of MBBS and MD Pathology.

Dr Harshi Dhingra M.D.
Dreams and Sleep

What are Dreams? When, why and how they happen?

Sleep is the most common fundamental activity of brain that helps to recover and re-energize the mind as well as the body. It is generally stated that humans spend one-third of their lives sleeping. A comfortable night sleep is characterized by absence of any voluntary movements with specific sleeping positions that minimize the sensory perception and …

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Insomnia - Definition, Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis

Insomnia – Definition, Types, Symptoms and Diagnosis

In easy words, insomnia is typically defined as the inability to sleep. The word insomnia itself comes from the Latin word “in somus” which means no sleep. Insomnia or inability to sleep is mainly specified by difficulty in initiating sleep, frequent awakenings, and difficulty in returning to sleep. From a condition, it becomes a disorder …

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White Noise - Definitions, Types and Impact on Sleep

White Noise – Definitions, Types and Impact on Sleep

Insomnia or difficulty in sleeping is one of the most prevalent problems, causing distress or impairment of normal functioning of the human body and mind. Insomnia can present itself as a sole disorder or can co-occur with other health issues.1 Approximately 10-30% of the population is affected every year with sleeping difficulties.2 Several behavioral and …

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Melatonin and Sleep

Melatonin and Sleep – Complete Guide 2021

Sleep is the most essential and fundamental process to maintain physical, mental and general well-being of an individual. Sleep plays a major role in the restoration of body and brain to process the information acquired during wake period and to facilitate learning, memory functioning and general development.1 In humans, a central circadian clock is located …

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Sleeping in a cold room - Is it good or bad for you?

Sleeping in a cold room – Is it good or bad for you?

Sleep is important to overcome the feeling of fatigue, recover the physical strength, rehabilitate nervous and immune systems and promote the growth in young individuals.1 Sleep constitutes almost one-third of a lifetime in humans.2 It has been stated that disturbed nocturnal sleep can cause impaired cognitive and physiological functions.3 Decreased quantity and quality of sleep has …

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Circadian rhythm

Circadian Rhythm and Sleep – All you need to know

The central neuro-anatomic structure responsible for both generation and synchronization of 24-hour circadian rhythms are self-sustaining and persist even in the absence of time cues with proper precision. The period, phase or the amplitude of oscillation and sensitivity to synchronization with the various systems represent circadian rhythm. Circadian oscillations are generated by time-keeping clock genes …

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Sleeping on stomach

Sleeping on Your Stomach – Pros, Cons and Tips 2021

Sleep is an inevitable process in human life. It plays a major role in repair, recover the body condition, also the amalgamation and consolidation of memory. Humans spent one third of their lifetime in sleeping. A quality sleep can eliminate physical and mental fatigue, facilitate the energy and physical restoration, and ensure the overall well …

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Narcolepsy - Definition, Causes, Types and Symptoms

Narcolepsy – Definition, Causes, Types and Symptoms

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep problem in which the brain is not able to control the sleep-wake cycle. It makes you feel extremely tired, and in severe cases, uncontrollable sudden attacks of sleep during the daytime. The sudden attacks of sleep occur at inappropriate times, like working, talking to someone, driving, having a meal or …

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Sleepwalking - A Complete Research-based Guide 2020

Sleepwalking – A Complete Research-based Guide 2021

Every human being spends almost one-third of life sleeping. Despite being such an important component of life, there is still a lot of enigmas about the relation between the brain, the process of sleeping, and the disorders related to sleep.1 Poor or insufficient sleep can be associated with several dysfunctions in body systems such as …

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Sleeping with scoliosis - All you need to know

Sleeping with Scoliosis – All you need to know

Sleep is characterized by species-specific posture that minimizes the sensory stimulation, absence of voluntary movements, regulated by homeostatic mechanism and takes place with a circadian rhythm.1 Reduced sleep quantity and quality has become very common in modern world. Shorter sleep cycles have been found to be deeply associated with different physiological and psychological disorders. Inadequate …

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