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.
When an insurer engaged the firm's pharmacy benefit managers, Barry was taking six different narcotic analgesic drugs including two different strengths of Actiq lozenges, one muscle relaxant, one non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), one medication for insomnia, one medication to combat daytime drowsiness, three medications used for depression, one drug to combat decreased mental ability, one drug for fluid retention or hypertension and one drug used for acid reflux--possibly the side effects of long term NSAID therapy, and several drugs to combat side effects from multiple opioid drugs.
People with obstructive sleep apnoea often experience poor concentration, daytime drowsiness, irritability, fatigue, low libido, depression, high blood pressure and a higher rate of accidents.
It doesn't worsen insomnia but can cause daytime drowsiness and increase blood pressure in some adults and children.
(People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, causing daytime drowsiness.) The researchers studied 260 patients, half men, half women, with an average age of 48, all diagnosed with sleep apnea from sleep lab tests.
"When applied to the entire population of licensed drivers, it indicates that an estimated 4.1 million Canadians have fallen asleep or nodded off at least momentarily while driving within the past 12 months." Factors commonly found among drivers who fell asleep were insufficient sleep, poor quality of sleep and daytime drowsiness. Men are twice as likely as women to fall asleep while driving, and young people are much more likely than to nod off than older people.
As we age, the body makes less melatonin, causing poor sleep and daytime drowsiness.
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. Patients can suddenly fall asleep during the day.
"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".