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somnolence

 [som´no-lens]
drowsiness or sleepiness, particularly in excess.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

som·no·lence

, somnolency (som'nō-lĕns, -len-sē),
1. An inclination to sleep. Synonym(s): sleepiness
2. A condition of obtusion.
Synonym(s): somnolentia (1)
[L. somnolentia]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

somnolence

(sŏm′nə-ləns)
n.
A state of drowsiness; sleepiness.
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somnolence

Medtalk → Vox populi Sleepiness, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

som·no·lence

, somnolency (som'nō-lĕns, -sē)
1. An inclination to sleep.
2. A condition of obtusion.
[L. somnolentia]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

som·no·lence

, somnolency (som'nō-lĕns, -sē)
1. An inclination to sleep.
2. A condition of obtusion.
[L. somnolentia]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about somnolence

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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