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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.


Intoxication, usually alcoholic.
See also: acute alcoholism.


/drunk·en·ness/ (drung´ken-nes) inebriation.
sleep drunkenness  prolonged transition from sleep to waking, with partial alertness, disorientation, drowsiness, poor coordination, and sometimes excited or violent behavior.


The state of acute alcohol-induced inebriation, which is a factor in12 of the 35,000 MVAs/yr–US; it plays a role in domestic violence, drownings, falls, fires, homelessness, homicides, suicides. See Sleep drunkenness.


Intoxication, usually alcoholic.

Patient discussion about drunkenness

Q. what are the do and and don't do when you are drunk? is there an easy way to get out of the drunken feeling?

A. eating alot of bread soaks up the alcohol.

Q. what happens if i will drink and drive? why is it so dangerous? what cause the blurry when you are drunk?

A. You can take your lives, and even worse, the lives of innocent other people. Driving (or performing any other activity that requires precision and alertness) under the influence of alcohol is dangerous because alcohol acts as a "downer" - it slows the overall brain activity, and makes the drinker to think less clearly, acts slowly, and remove it's inhibition so he or she may make reckless decisions (such as not stopping at traffic lights).

The exact mechanism isn't totally understood, but alcohol acts in a diffuse pattern over many regions of the brain. One doesn't have to be totally drunk in order to be ineligible to drive - relatively small amounts of alcohol may already influence enough to make driving extremely dangerous.

You may read more here:

And remember - if you drink, you don't drive. That's what friends are for.

Q. what are the side effects of drinking to much alcohol? beside getting drunk....

A. wow...there are so many...here is a list of short terms effects:

long terms include bone marrow inhibition and liver cirrhosis. both can be deadly.

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To serve, place some soused vegetables onto a warm plate, put a piece of sewin on top and scatter some cockles around the plate.
We've had lots of fish-based products - IKEA is a treasure trove of soused fish and jars of strange crustacea - as well as delicacies such as sauerkraut and salted lemons.
Cadbury's Dairy Milk would be red and no nonsense - unless they change the formula so that it tastes like cotton wool soused in saccharine.
There's a scene toward the end of the production that finds Najimy playing a soused (male) honky-tonk regular eternally hitting on a blowsy gal pal.
Could this be the one who once, with his then-fiancee, at 4am, sent down a full Japanese breakfast, complete with stinking squid, raw whale meat and soused jellyfish, to the Hong Kong hotel room of a deadbeat, jet-lagged hack who'd only retired to bed an hour or two earlier in a state superficially similar to that of Dudley Moore in the sketch where Peter Cooke turns him down for the job as a jockey on the grounds that "two legs would seem in this case to be the minimum requirement"?
When I was four I got a toy vacuum cleaner for Christmas and, utterly soused in happiness, insisted on vacuuming the entire house before I'd open any more presents (if it was an attempt to condition me into good habits early on, it failed miserably).
One of their favourite starters is the Staithes plate - soused mackerel, salted cod and smoked mackerel pate.
In my experience, unless it is smothered in garlic or soused in a lemon sauce it can be bland.
My pick was something entirely new: a terrine of chicken, duck and pigeon, served with soused vegetables and mulled wine.
And the Loonies, anxious to keep up with the times, have updated their election pledges from the days when they advocated turning the European butter mountains into ski slopes and filling the wine lakes with herrings so they would be agreeably soused.
Starters include gravadlax of salmon with soused cucumber linguini and pumpernickel bread along with a terrine of goose, seared foie gras and citrus reduction while mains feature cannon of Cornish lamb with ratatouille and cashew nut pesto and a roast fillet of cod with crushed peas, baby veg and prawns.
It was 20 years ago when a single-minded 30-something named Rita won her battle with a stuck door, bursting into the office of the perpetually soused literature professor Frank Bryant and saying - in her best modern Eliza Doolittle fashion - ``You oughta get that bleedin' thing fixed.