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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 ?
Irresistible drowsiness overpowered him, red rings danced before his eyes, and the impression of those voices and faces and a sense of loneliness merged with the physical pain.
These were the last words spoken by the whelp, before a giddy drowsiness came upon him, followed by complete oblivion.
Nor did the striking of the clocks, hour after hour, appear to inspire him with any sense of drowsiness or any natural desire to go to rest, but rather to increase his wakefulness, which he showed, at every such indication of the progress of the night, by a suppressed cackling in his throat, and a motion of his shoulders, like one who laughs heartily but the same time slyly and by stealth.
1%) and drinking beverages meant to eliminate drowsiness (8.
Other commonly reported adverse events include arrhythmia, palpitations, tachycardia, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, decreased appetite, reduced weight gain during prolonged use, arthralgia, changes in blood pressure and heart rate, dizziness, drowsiness, dyskinesia, headache, hyperactivity, abnormal behaviour, aggression, agitation, anorexia, anxiety, depression, irritability, alopecia, pruritus, rash, and urticaria.
Be alert at all times for the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning: headaches, dizziness, loss of muscular control, and drowsiness.
The Volvo Co-Driver programme has already produced the Driver Alert system to warn against drowsiness.
But the drug has many negative side effects, including drowsiness.
One promising technology is eye tracking, which is non-invasive but recognizes inattentiveness, drowsiness, and impairment.
By oh's drawn-out finish, Shick's suggestion of drowsiness has an unfortunate resonance.
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If coupled with a decongestant, such medicines can cause drowsiness or affect those with high blood pressure or other maladies, so read the fine print.