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A 30-year-old male asked:

what make a person so sleepy?

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Fatigue: Sleepiness can be caused by poor nutrition, poor sleep patterns, excess alcohol or drug use, lack of exercise, stress or ill health. If you cannot determine the cause consult with your doctor, if her or she thinks it is not medical ask for a referral to a clinical psychologist who can help you uncover the cause and design a plan to improve your health. Best wishes.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I feel so drowsy even several hours after I wake up. What can I do?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Find out why.: If you r drowsy hours after u have slept, there is a definite problem. Many possibilities: adverse drug effect, abnormal sleep state, sleep disordered breathing, thryoid, heart or nervous system disorder...Probably the most common cause is depression. See a good primary care physician (if he says you r depressed without work-up, find another). Eat four times per day, drink more than 60 oz water.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

It's currently 4:30am, I have to get up at 7am. What can I do to help me fall asleep and/or get sleepy earlier?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Try Excersize: A good work-out (appropriate for your body) at some point during the day may help you feel the need to rest at night. Give it a try!
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 27 years experience
I would just add that you should do the exercise during the day rather than before bed; exercise raises your body's core temperature and it can take 2-3 hours for it to go back down to normal (ie delaying sleep onset)
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How can I stop myself from getting sleepy everytime I eat?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Change what you eat: Some foods make you more sleepy than others. Foods with sugar or white flour (as opposed to whole grains) are often the problem. Foods such as turkey which contain tryptophan are well known to cause sleepiness too. Other foods with lean protein and low carbohydrate are more likely to keep you alert. Start keeping a log of what you eat and how sleepy you are afterwards.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does singular make you sleepy?

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Dr. SG Erman answered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not Likely: While any medication may cause any side effects, sleepiness or drowsiness is not reported as a common side effect of singulair (montelukast).
A 41-year-old member asked:

How to combat the sleepy side effects of a medicine?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Aldomet (methyldopate): Taking meds. At night, unless otherwise advised by your doctor.

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