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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.


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What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

What are the anti depresent medications that cause sleepiness?

Most can: Some antidepressants are especially sedating, e.g., Remeron (mirtazapine) (mirtazepine), sinequan (trazodone), Elavil (amitriptyline), & nefazodone. Most of the others can be mildly sedating. A few are rarely sedating, e.g. Wellbutrin (bupropion) & Prozac (fluoxetine). Individuals vary greatly in how sleepy a given antidepressant will make them, so this is just a general guideline. ...Read more

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
269 doctors shared insights

Sleepiness (Overview)

Sleepiness = feeling the desire to sleep/ tired.


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Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Is it bad that i havn't slept in 5 days? I mean im not sleepy at all, is it a medical condition. Besides insomnia?

Possibly: There are several medical conditions that result in not needing sleep for days at a time. Consult your primary care physician. If he/she cannot figure this out he/she will refer you to someone who can. ...Read more

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Sleepiness (Tip)

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

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Is there any way to treat sleepiness due to anemia?

Is there any way to treat sleepiness due to anemia?

UnlikelyPrimaryBasis: Classic symptoms of anemia are more rapid resting & especially heart rate (pumping fewer RBCs around body faster to compensate), fatigue & shortness of breath with exercise, not sleepiness. However, given many interacting issues, anemia symptoms are typically unnoticable to mild unless anemia is marked, e.g. Hb?ed to 2/3 or less of usual. Any symptoms for mild anemia rare;? Other issues? ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

What can I do to treat the pain of fibromyalgia but not be sleepy all the time?

Lots: The best treatment is regular sleep, routine exercise, and proper diet. Many who suffer from fibromyalgia pain have chronic persistent hyper-alertness with over stulation of the sympathtics. I routinely suggest mindfulness or meditation as part of the treatment. The right exercise that promotes proper breathing and mindfulness can be an excellent routine-qigong, tai chi or gentle yoga are great! ...Read more

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Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Could a sleeping disorder explain why I've had excessive daytime sleepiness most my life? Which disorder could it be? How r sleeping disorders treated

Yes: Yes to day time sleepiness. Hard to know what sleep d/o you have without more info. A common sleep d/o is insomnia and can be treated with a combo of cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and meds (depending on severity). ...Read more

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I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this help me to get used to sinusitis or something?

I had Claritin (loratadine) as part of my sinusitis treatment but it makes me sleepy. Does this help me to get used to sinusitis or something?

No: Claritin does not provide decongesting effect and thus would not help your sinusitis. It is however unusual to have drowsiness from Claritin. A nasal steroid spray will likely be of more benefit in hastening your recovery and should likely be continued even after the sinusitis has subsided. Consult an allergist if you have access to one. ...Read more

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Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Any cure for daytime sleepiness?

Daytime sleepiness: Daytime sleepiness is a symptom rather than a disease with a cure. It can be a very dangerous symptom due to the risk of accidents at work or driving etc. You can see how sleepy your are by googling ess and completing the scale. One would start treatment by seeing their primary care to try to clarify the cause. Causes might include shift work, sleep apnea, insomnia, medications, or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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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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Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also, is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Amitryptline is helping with my IBS pain while celexa (citalopram) does not? Also, is there drug similar to amitryptline but that does not make me sleepy/ tired?

Tricyclics for pain: Amitryptilline is tricyclics antidepressant that can be used to relieve neuropathic pain. One of the side effects is drowsiness, dry mouth, inability to urinate. These are caused by anticholinergic effects of this drugs. Other tricyclics have less of anticholinergic side effects. These are nortriptilline and disimpramine. Other drug which works well is cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

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Does estrace (estradiol) .5mg tablets make you sleepy?

Does estrace (estradiol) .5mg tablets make you sleepy?

Not usually: Some people will have some tiredness or fatigue and unlikely real sleepiness. ...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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I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard, i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused, and prevent sleepiness?

I'm in dentistry school and studying is hard, i need to study till 12am to wake up at 6am,how to stay focused, and prevent sleepiness?

Good for you: Make sure you are getting proper nutrition. Take periodic short breaks from studying. Don't smoke. Try to arrange for at least 7hrs sleep a night. The Latest research shows humans function best with 7.8 hrs sleep/night. Good Luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to avoid feeling sleepy at work?

What is the best way to avoid feeling sleepy at work?

Depends: Sometimes the reason that people get sleepy in the middle of the day is because they are not sleeping enough at night or that the sleep that they get at night is not quality. If it is not quality, it may be because they have a sleep disorder. A good place to start this to talk with your primary care. ...Read more

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I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

I been on Hydrochlorothiazide for high blood pressure over a month, I notice my vision gets blurry and I'm always sleepy, what causes this?

Blood pressure: Tough to say without an exam, but it is possible your Blood pressure is getting low on occasion causing these symptoms. Follow up with your treating doctor and get eval on the BP issue. Good luck ...Read more

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Should my child get checked if she has little appetite and has been sleepy all the time?

Should my child get checked if she has little appetite and has been sleepy all the time?

Yes: Decreases in energy in: eating and/or drinking, or energy expressed: activitiy, wakefulness or sleepiness, are abnormal enough to be checked out by a health care practioner. ...Read more

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What causes excessive sleepiness?

What causes excessive sleepiness?

Sleep Apnea: If you have symptoms such as
insomnia
snoring
hypersomnia
excessive daytime sleepiness
obesity
asian race
cognitive deficits
mood disorders
htn etc
increase the chance of sleep apnea

Rule out other causes, could be medical, genetic long sleeper etc. ...Read more

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Extremely sleepy throughout day, sleep 9+hrs, not depressed, blood tests= no abnormalities, sleep study 2 yrs prev=negative but hereditary, why sleepy?

Extremely sleepy throughout day, sleep 9+hrs, not depressed, blood tests= no abnormalities, sleep study 2 yrs prev=negative but hereditary, why sleepy?

Sleepy in day?: You could still have a sleep disorder of some kind, possibly undiagnosed sleep apnea. Or you could be taking medications or other substances that make you sleepy (you have not listed any medications). Sleep studies can vary in quality, and some may not pick up existing issues. Nutritional or other problems may need attention. You might consider consulting an integrative medicine doctor. ...Read more

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Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Are there antidepressants for someone who can't tolerate any side effects of seizure risk (childhood hx) & raised pulse & sleepiness (adult hx)?

Yes: Every patient has different responses to each medicine prescribed. Your childhood history is not a reason to avoid a certain class of medication. Your sleepiness may be tied to your medication. There are many classes of medications used for depression, both old and new. Your family practice doc or local psych clinic can help;. ...Read more

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I get really tired and sleepy sometimes during the day but mostly in the evenings im in my mid 50s. Can you plz suggest why this is happening??

Many options: Please get an evaluation for your fatigue. It can be caused by many things including depression or abnormalities in your thyroid or kidney or anemia. You need blood tests and an exam. ...Read more

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Can you split pills that are not scored? I want to split a flexeril because they make me too sleepy. But someone told me that you are not suppose to s

Can you split pills that are not scored? I want to split a flexeril because they make me too sleepy. But someone told me that you are not suppose to s

Yes you can: Yes you can split flexeril tablet and take half if that is what you want. You are not supposed to split pills with sustained release special delivery system. And others with narrow therapeutic range. But you can split Flexeril safely ...Read more

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Why am i sleepy so much lately?

Why am i sleepy so much lately?

Sleepy: Lots of things can be involved here-you should see your physician to evaluate your overall health. If everything is evaluated and is in the normal range they may suggest a sleep test to rule out sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Does singular make you sleepy?

Does singular make you sleepy?

Possible: Singulair does have potential to cause sleepiness. Be careful mixing with anything else that may compound this .... Alcohol, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sleepiness.

Lack Of Sleep/ Meds: 35 years old who is feeling sleepy without any other symptoms. It can be due to not getting a good sleep. Sleep Apnea or if you are taking any prescription or over the counter drugs which can cause sleepiness.If it is a chronic sleepiness it may be due to Narcolepsy. If it is ongoing problem consult your doctor as you may need sleep and other studies to make the diagnosis and treat appropriately ...Read more

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Why always felt sleepy n weak.

Many reasons: There isnomway to narrow down the cause of such general symptoms such as sleepiness and weakness without knowing more details about you and your symptoms. Sleepiness and weakness can mean many things to many people. ...Read more

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Why am i so sleepy post stroke?

Why am i so sleepy post stroke?

Fatigue: Means REST: Hi
post stroke your brain and body have a very lot of healing to do. When the body is recovering from major trauma it can take some time to resolve all the damage that the stroke did. When you are fatigued in this kind of situation it is best to listen to your body and to rest. Rest means: to not work; to not work out; to sleep. ...Read more

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Doea gast-reg cause sleepiness?

Gast-Reg: Is used to relieve symptoms of extra gas such as bloating. Rarely, it can cause rash & dizziness. ...Read more

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Feel tired and sleepy all the day?

Fatigue and lethargy: Extremely common symptoms. I don't see a question to in what you wrote. You should check with the doctor if these symptoms are new or unusual or interfering with your life either at home or work. The possibilities are endless. ...Read more

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I alwayes feel sleepy in whole day?

??: I am sorry; the problem is that your question is so nonspecific that no one will be able to give you a satisfactory answer about your particular concern without giving you a 3-hour lecture about sleep problems. If you are really concerned, ask your doctor. If you can't afford to go to the doctor, ask your mother. ...Read more

Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

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