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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Overview)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling the need to sleep.


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Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Why does train or plane ride cause drowsiness?

Motion sickness: There is disagrement in the brain movements seen by the eyes and vestibular system in our internal ear does not sence the same
in simple terms it is caused by a disturbance of inner ear that affects the organ of balance and equilibrium. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
425 Doctors shared insights

Drowsiness (Overview)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling the need to sleep.


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Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Drowsiness from ritalin (methylphenidate) what does it mean?

Can occur: Drowsiness can occur from ritalin, (methylphenidate) it has an effect to lower the hyperactivity. His dose might need to be lowered if he is too drowsy. ...Read more

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Drowsiness (Tip)

Sleep restores with dreams abound, apnea wears down robbing dreams, sleepiness steals life's dreams. ...See more

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Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Can drowsiness caused by antihistamines be treated or minimized at a necesary event?

Yes but: A decongestant is often added to antihistamine and would counteract some of the drowsy effects but that is not a good solution. There are at least two other non-drowsy antihistamines available and steroid nasal spray actually works far better without the drowsy effect. If your only choice is a sedating antihistamine, take it an hour before you go to bed instead of the morning. ...Read more

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

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

Wirkip: If you snore, get sleep study. Get your thyroid checked through blood chemistries. Make sure youarenottaking stimulates such as coffee or tea and sugary goods after 3 pm. That would be a start. ...Read more

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Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Treating hay fever without medicine? Are there any natural treatments that work? I’ve tried all kinds of different medicines and they just don’t work for me. The only one that kind of works makes me so drowsy it’s not worth it. I’m hoping there’s somethin

Control environment: See an allergist and find out what you're allergic to. Then discuss with them ways to reduce exposure to the allergens. It may be as simple as covering mattress, box spring and pillow and keeping windows closed during pollen season. ...Read more

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My son 23 y. Old. He suffer ftom depression since 3 years on cipralex 20 mg. He is not cured so his doctor add remeron (mirtazapine) 30 mg. He is now drowsy and tierd

My son 23 y. Old. He suffer ftom depression since 3 years on cipralex 20 mg. He is not cured so his doctor add remeron (mirtazapine) 30 mg. He is now drowsy and tierd

My son 23?: First medication help control the symptoms but ther r not necessary cure. In addition medication only work 45 percent of the time, while medication and therapy works 85 percent of the time, so have him see a therapist also. Remeron (mirtazapine) can cause sedation but the longer he take it the less side effect he will experience. In addition if u have any family history of bipolar tell u dr. About it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of sleepiness?

Is there a way to get rid of sleepiness?

How well do you: Sleep at night. Try these sleep hygiene tips. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
4. Use bedroom only for sleep ; sex. Put work materials, computers, ; tvs in. ...Read more

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Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Can excessive sleepiness trigger a seizure in eplileptic?

Probably not: Unless caused by sleep deprivation then the answer would be yes. If you are too sleepy all the time you should talk to your doctor. Your meds could be the reason, your sleep hygeine, not enough sleep, other medical causes too. A work up might be in order and you deserve a good listening to and some answers for why you are so sleepy. ...Read more

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Diclofenac is making me drowsy/giddy, anything I can do to prevent this?

Rare: That is a rare side effect of that medication. You must be extremely sensitive to medications. I would try a different medication in the NSAID class such as ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) Meloxicam to name a few examples. ...Read more

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How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

How much sleep to avoid being drowsy?

Individual, age: The older the person the less need for sleep, but 6, 5 hours is probably minimum--teen ager need close to 8 hr, younger age need more--male seniors start needing less sleep. ...Read more

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My 90 mother, with no other underlining conditions, gets vertigo. I give her the meclizine and it goes away but she gets really drowsy. What to do?

My 90 mother, with no other underlining conditions, gets vertigo. I give her the meclizine and it goes away but she gets really drowsy. What to do?

Vertigo: At 90 your mother may have hardening of the vertebral arteries especially that can be causing her vertigo. Statins and possibly baby aspirin may be helpful ...Read more

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I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

Quality not quantity: Drowsiness despite getting "a lot of sleep" can be due poor quality of sleep. One feels most rested when they get good quality, deep, restful sleep. See your doctor as there can be many reasons why one gets sufficient quantity but insufficient quality of sleep. ...Read more

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I have bad allergies and I work summer camp. Is there any OTC allergy med I can take that will decongest me but won't make me feel too drowsy?

I have bad allergies and I work summer camp. Is there any OTC allergy med I can take that will decongest me but won't make me feel too drowsy?

Sure: The most cost effective is the genetic loratidine, $4 for 30 pills a month at wal mart, target and several other pharmacies that price match. Allegra (fexofenadine) is another good one that does not cause drowsiness ...Read more

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Top medicine to cause drowsiness?

See details: There are numerous sleeping meds and sedatives on the market that will be this. Almost all are prescription. As regards nonprescription items, you may want to give melatonin a try. ...Read more

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I am constantly feeling drowsy, lazy and tired?

I am constantly feeling drowsy, lazy and tired?

Consider: Sleep disorder, thyroid issues, anemia, drug reactions, issues with alcohol or recreational drugs, depression, and underlying conditions which could cause fatigue. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce drowsiness during the day?

Depends on cause: A persistent sleep disorder may promote daytime sleepiness. Restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and shift work disorder may be a cause, but insomnia of alternative causation must be considered. Also, consider underlying hypothyroidism, anemias, medication adverse effects, excess alcohol, recreational drugs. Treatment is based on etiology. ...Read more

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How can I stay awake when I start to get drowsy at night?

Sleepiness: Do some light activity that involves moving around but nothing too stimulating such as exercise since this may contribute to insomnia. Getting sunlight in the early evening (such as during a walk) is a good way to help stay awake. Of course, if you are getting drowsy and it is time for bed, don't try to fight it and just go to sleep. Avoid caffeine after lunch time. ...Read more

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Should I take a pill that might cause drowsiness before trip?

No: No if driving.
Maybe, if taking the plane, suffers from anxiety and want to sleep during the ride. Most people want to be awake, and should be awake and alert in case of an emergency that needs a quick response, . ...Read more

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Is the a non drowsy drug that does the same thing as benegril?

Do you mean benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine, but can be very sedating. If by doing the same thing you mean treating seasonal allergies then there are several anti-histamines that are usually not sedating, for example, fexofenadine, Loratadine and cetirizine. These are all available in various over the counter preparations. Please be sure to follow the package directions. ...Read more

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I feel so drowsy even when I get a lot of sleep. What can I do?

Quality not quantity: Drowsiness despite getting "a lot of sleep" can be due poor quality of sleep. One feels most rested when they get good quality, deep, restful sleep. See your doctor as there can be many reasons why one gets sufficient quantity but insufficient quality of sleep. ...Read more

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I am hypertensive and I usually feel drowsy around midday, could this be connected?

I am hypertensive and I usually feel drowsy around midday, could this be connected?

HTN: Wondering if u r on medications that lower BP & might attribute to symptoms. Please review with your doc. ...Read more

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Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

Took drowsy medications and can't focus on my finals, what do I do? What could happen?

Response: You do NOT say if these were sleeping pills, antihistamines, sedatives or tranquilizers, But most medication wears off over a period of hours. To become more alert, caffeine containing beverages may help, such as coffee, coke, or Red Bull. If you are unable to function adequately, might contact your doctor directly. ...Read more

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Just started 1/2 of 15 mg Busperone 2x a day. It makes me feel drowsy and dull. Will this pass in time? I don't want to take it anymore.

Probably not med 4 u: If you are having these side effects on relatively low doses of this medication, it probably is not for you. It is possible that the other meds you indicate that you are taking may be causing the side effect or there is some combination that is creating them. It is time to take a look at your current symptoms and for you and your doctor to review options for medication and possible therapy. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality.

Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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

Wirkip: If you snore, get sleep study. Get your thyroid checked through blood chemistries. Make sure youarenottaking stimulates such as coffee or tea and sugary goods after 3 pm. That would be a start. ...Read more

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Is it ok to not take my medications for my disability if they make me feel drowsy?

Depends: Talk to your prescribing dr. There may be a better dose or a better medication for you. It might end up being important to take it and find ways to cope with the drowsiness-don't just stop it. ...Read more

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I'm feeling drowsy the whole day while studying ; please tell me what should I do to eradicate it.

Exercise and naps: Be sure you are sleeping enough. Fight fire with fire, if you are drowsy, sleep. Naps improve cognitive performance. People at your age need lots and lots of sleep for a growing brain and body. ...Read more

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I'm relatively new to "Topiraramate" now taking 25mg morning & night - how long before drowsy feeling wears off?

Unsure.: Somnolence is a common side effect of Topiramate. You may never get used to it. Inform the prescribing doctor about the side effect and your concern. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having a hard time waking up, is there any tips or tricks? Literally getting out of bed, not just being drowsy.

Sleep disorder: Assuming all labwork including thyroid tests are normal, and you are sleeping 8 hours/night with good sleep hygiene, this could be a sleep disorder. Ask you primary physician to refer you for a sleep study and follow up with the sleep specialist for treatment. Sleep disorders can have a profound effect on the rest of your health, so be sure you investigate this and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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