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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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References in classic literature ?
From hence the low murmur of his pupils' voices, conning over their lessons, might be heard in a drowsy summer's day, like the hum of a beehive; interrupted now and then by the authoritative voice of the master, in the tone of menace or command, or, peradventure, by the appalling sound of the birch, as he urged some tardy loiterer along the flowery path of knowledge.
All these tales, told in that drowsy undertone with which men talk in the dark, the countenances of the listeners only now and then receiving a casual gleam from the glare of a pipe, sank deep in the mind of Ichabod.
I think it's the heat makes me so drowsy," I said, hoping, but not feeling quite sure, that I was talking sense.
Spirits in wing, and angels to the view, A thousand seraphs burst th' Empyrean thro', Young dreams still hovering on their drowsy flight - Seraphs in all but "Knowledge," the keen light That fell, refracted, thro' thy bounds, afar O Death
At any rate, you called to him in a strange, drowsy voice.
Vesey's drowsy approval, which connected Miss Fairlie and me as two model young people who never disturbed her--every one of these trifles, and many more, combined to fold us together in the same domestic atmosphere, and to lead us both insensibly to the same hopeless end.
Now and then a drowsy watchman's footsteps sounded on the pavement, or the lamplighter on his rounds went flashing past, leaving behind a little track of smoke mingled with glowing morsels of his hot red link.
Driving faster than surrounding traffic, driving while drowsy, not paying attention and aggressive driving are associated with increased risk of being involved in crashes, according to a recent study sponsored by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Had I been a drowsy, well-fed passenger lolling back in his seat, fulIy at ease in the comfortable and the familiar?
These Sailors are part of the 51 percent of adults in the United States who report driving while drowsy each year.
And we also have a number of drowsy companies who just haven't gotten around to doing anything about improving their corporate governance programs yet.
If you feel drowsy, note the time of day and temperature.