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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could spending too much time in front of the computer cause drowsiness and somnolence?

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
Maybe: Monotonous work or actions tend to be boring and loss of interest may incite drowsiness. But again, this should not cause sleepiness. Consider 'loss of sleep' in the night .. Like in 'sleep apnea' and myriad other sleep problems.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can spending too much time in front of the computer cause somnolence?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 43 years experience
Not really: Spending too much time in front of computer should not cause sleepiness. However, people who spend too much time in front of the computer may decrease time in bed and get sleep deprived, which makes them sleepy. Also, people who are sleepy (for any reason) will tend to doze off when inactive, as when stilling in front of the computer.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2012

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