daytime drowsiness


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daytime drowsiness

Drowsiness occurring during the day rather than just before normal bedtime. It may have many causes, including insomnia and other sleep disturbances, anxiety, overwork, or the effects of prescribed or abused drugs.
See also: drowsiness
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7] The most common modalities include stimulants and behavioral therapy to reduce acute daytime drowsiness, antidepressants to decrease episodes of cataplexy and other REM-related symptoms, and sedatives to improve the quality of nocturnal sleep.
They have minimal next-day effects due to their rapid metabolism; however, daytime drowsiness may still occur.
On the flip side, extra pounds can cause daytime drowsiness if you can't sleep well at night, say researchers at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.
OSAS is usually Just an annoyance, but, if severe, it can interrupt the child's sleep, resulting in daytime drowsiness.
Sleep apnea occurs when a person repeatedly stops breathing during sleep, preventing deep sleep and causing daytime drowsiness.
Sleep apnea is a highly prevalent, underdiagnosed, potentially life-threatening disorder", Westbrook commented, "Untreated sleep apnea results in daytime drowsiness and increased risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease".
Other symptoms of this condition include snoring, mouth breathing, frequent ear and sinus infections, sore throat, choking, and daytime drowsiness.
clock and sufferers often complain of poor sleep, which in turn worsens daytime drowsiness.
ONE night: Even losing one or two hours' sleep from the standard seven or eight can cause daytime drowsiness.
The more sedating antidepressants are generally taken at bedtime to help sleep and minimize daytime drowsiness.
Snoring can wake people without them knowing, leading to daytime drowsiness.
OSA has been linked with increased risks for cardiovascular disease, weight gain and accidents resulting from daytime drowsiness.