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sleep drunkenness a condition of prolonged transition from sleep to waking, with partial alertness, disorientation, drowsiness, poor coordination, and sometimes excited or violent behavior.
a half-waking condition in which the faculty of orientation is in abeyance, and under the influence of nightmarelike ideas the person may become actively excited and violent.
Synonym(s): somnolentia (2)
sleep inertiaThe time it takes to become fully alert after waking; it is most marked in the first 10-15 minutes after awakening, but can last hours, and is worse with chronic sleep deprivation and circadian misalignment.
sleep drunkennessSleep disorders A form of hypersomnia in which full alertness is not achieved for a prolonged period of time after awakening; SD is characterized by automatic behaviors, disorientation, drowsiness, unsteadiness. See Narcolepsy, Sleep deprivation, Sleep disorders.
sleep drunk·en·ness(slēp drungkĕn-nĕs)
Half-waking condition in which the faculty of orientation is in abeyance, and under the influence of nightmarelike ideas, the person may become actively excited and violent.