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drows·i·ness

(drow'zē-nes),
A state of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep.

drowsiness

a decreased level of consciousness characterized by sleepiness and difficulty in remaining alert but easy arousal by stimuli. It may be caused by a lack of sleep, medications, substance abuse, or a cerebral disorder.

drowsiness

Medtalk Semiconsciousness; grogginess, sleepiness

drows·i·ness

(drow'zē-nĕs)
A state of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep.

Patient discussion about drowsiness

Q. I suffer of lack in energy lately, any advice? I’m 35, usually a strong guy but for the past 3 weeks I’ve been sleeping all day, doing nothing while awake, having no energy to do anything. Any one know a reason or what should I do?

A. Have you tried changing your diet? You may lack of vitamins or other essential materials that can cause drowsiness. Try eating vegetables and fruits. Force yourself to do a daily walk, 25 minutes, that’s all. and could be you got an infection that will take some time…

Q. What can cause chronic fatigue? For the last few weeks I’ve been having this strange fatigue, I sleep 12-14 hours at night (I used to sleep 6-7 hours), and I’m tired all day long. It really bothers me. What can is be?

A. Wow, there are so many…to give you a taste- here is a list. I guess some of them you can rule out pretty easily through checking your habits and other symptoms (if you have any):
http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/fatigue/common.htm

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Many Americans get less than the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep, which contributes directly to dangerously drowsy driving.
According to a recent AAA Foundation study, many drivers who understood the risks of drowsy driving admitted they had, nonetheless, driven while fatigued.
However, these figures may be grossly underestimated, and it is believed that possibly up to 6,000 fatal crashes each year may be caused by drowsy drivers, as many times it is difficult to determine if the fatality was a drowsy driver.
Drivers who work the night shift, work multiple jobs, or have irregular work schedules are at increased risk for motor vehicle crashes caused by drowsy driving (2).
Understanding Drowsy Driving and What States Can Do," points out that nearly 83.
Driving while drowsy can have the same consequences as driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol: Drowsiness is similar to alcohol in how it compromises driving ability by reducing alertness and attentiveness, delaying reaction times, and hindering decision-making skills," the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) said in a policy statement published Nov.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai announced on July 7 that it is running an awareness campaign to deliver a number of messages to motorists emphasising the risks of driving while drowsy and tired.
With SensoFoil technology embedded in the steering wheel, the car is able to sense if a driver's hands are no longer moving--signaling a drowsy or distracted driver.
It's very difficult to tell when a driver is sleepy, drowsy or fatigued.
Lack of sleep impairs driving ability, and driving drowsy can be just as dangerous as distracted and, in some cases, impaired driving.
EEG data was recorded for 90 to 120 seconds in 4 scenarios: (1) a concentrated fully alert state; (2) blinking in drowsy state; (3) eye closing in drowsy state; and (4) yawning in drowsy state.
Washington, Oct 6 ( ANI ): New data suggests that 15 to 33 percent of fatal car accidents are caused by drowsy drivers, but very little research has addressed what factors play a role in operating a vehicle in this impaired state.