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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

Dr. Marsha Davis
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I feel drowsy however much sleep i get . Also throught the day i feel my head tense and i cannot relax . What could the problems revield by tests ?

I feel drowsy however much sleep i get . Also throught the day i feel my head tense and i cannot relax . What could the problems revield by tests ?

Many possibilities: There are a lot of potential causes of your symptoms. It can vary from simple stress to sleep apnea. Because sleep is very important, you should see your doctor for these issues. ...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 way too much sleepiness. How can I reduce sleep?

I have way too much sleepiness. How can I reduce sleep?

Sleep hygiene: Need to get a routine avoid excessive eating or drinking have adequated physical activity don't take drugs. You have to reprogram your sleep wake cycle to meed the needs of your environment. ...Read more

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My age is 29 , and i suffering from long time of sleeping about 14 hours a day and still drowsy.

My age is 29 , and i suffering from long time of sleeping about 14 hours a day and still drowsy.

Many possibilities: Excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue can have multiple causes. Examples include thyroid hormone deficiency, anemia,, various vitamin deficiencies, sleep apnea, Epstein Barr virus infection etc. A careful evaluation by a primary care physician followed by possible consultation with a sleep medicine expert would be useful. ...Read more

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Taken Chlorpheramine 4mg about 4 tablets at once before sleep does not cause any drowsiness.why?

Taken Chlorpheramine 4mg about 4 tablets at once before sleep does not cause any drowsiness.why?

Tolerance: How long have been taking? If you have been taking a medicine for long time, body becomes less responsive to same medicine. If not have been on any other sleep medicine earlier. ...Read more

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I get very drowsy after most meals, sometimes to the point of requiring sleep urgently. Thoughts?

I get very drowsy after most meals, sometimes to the point of requiring sleep urgently.  Thoughts?

Dumping syndrome?: It is possible that your body is emptying the food out of the stomach too quickly after meal and causes a large amount of carbohydrates/sugars to be absorbed too quickly... Try smaller meals, and walk around after eating rather than sitting in place... If not better, check with your doc.. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a drug to reduce drowsiness and sleep and help me get up in the morning?

Help! need to know if there's a drug to reduce drowsiness and sleep and help me get up in the morning?

?sleep disorder?: Many folks use caffeine in form of a few cups of coffee. But consistent am drowsiness and difficulty awakening and functioning when you seemingly had sufficient time asleep suggests possible sleep apnea or nocturnal myoclonus. An overnight sleep study should clarify issues. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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