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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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