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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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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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Even though I sleep early I still feeling drowsy after waking up. Should I get my vitamin levels checked?

Even though I sleep early I still feeling drowsy after waking up. Should I get my vitamin levels checked?

Get enough sleep: take a vacation, go somewhere else, leave your current environment, try to stay away from stress as much as you can, and get enough sleep ( 8 hrs/day) for one week and i can assure you that you'll feel more better. ...Read more

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Having trouble going to sleep.never get drowsy. feel like i have lost my ability to go to sleep.what do i need to do..

Having trouble going to sleep.never get drowsy.
feel like i have lost my ability to go to sleep.what do i need to do..

See PCP: First check medications or substances thaty decreases sleep as caffeine, chocolate & derivatives alsom OTC & certain natural meds>? Good sleeping habits are important. Avoid late super, late strenuous exercises Then try melatonin 1 hr before sleep 3 to 6 mg if it does not works see PCP or sleep specialist ...Read more

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Why do I fall asleep early at night, wake up after a maximum of two hours and then i don't get to sleep again till day break. Then feel drowsy all day?

Why do I fall asleep early at night, wake up after a maximum of two hours and then i don't get to sleep again till day break. Then feel drowsy all day?

Insomnia: Most common causes are underlying medical problems such as chronic pain, depression, anxiety, gerd and obstructive sleep apnea. Also can be secondary to poor sleep environment, medications, or other substances like coffee, energy drinks, cold medication or street drugs. A good history and physical with asleep questionnaire by your physician very important to assess the cause. ...Read more

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Can you get drowsy for having delayed sleep phase disorder?

Can you get drowsy for having delayed sleep phase disorder?

Certainly: Delayed sleep phase disorder means that you go to sleep late and have trouble waking up at the normal time. If you have to wake up at the regular time you will be very drowsy. ...Read more

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History of hyperthyroidism.I'm 22 years old i feel so tired all the time, i've lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot&always drowsy. Why?

History of hyperthyroidism.I'm 22 years old i feel so tired all the time, i've lost interest in things i loved to do, i sleep a lot&always drowsy. Why?

Hyper/hypo thyroid: When hyperthyroidism is treated with methimazole, or similar drugs (you are on neomercazole), the treatment can go too far and make you hypothyroid. Your symptoms are consistent with hypothyroidism. But don't just stop your medicines. See your doctor, who needs to monitor your thyroid blood levels. You may need to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Even after 8 hours of sleep, i get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Even after 8 hours of sleep, i get extremely sleepy 2 hours later. The sleepiness continues randomly throughout the day. Sleep disorder or...?

Sleep Disorder: It seems like inspite of regular daily 8 hour sleep, you still feel sleepy, it is possible that you may have sleep apnea, restless legs, plms, or other sleep condition interfering for your ability for solid sleep and hence making you still sleepy please do a sleep study in lab asap thanks. ...Read more

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After exercise in the morning I am getting sleep .... Can I take a nap of one hour ?...and please advise me how to get rid of excessive sleepiness?

After exercise in the morning I am getting sleep .... Can I take a nap of one hour ?...and please advise me how to get rid of excessive sleepiness?

Depends: It is important to get the right amount of sleep as many people are sleep deprived. Most people say 7-8 hours a day is ideal. This can be divided to include a nap schedule permitting. If you are requiring substantially more than that then a good medical workup and possibly a sleep study should be done to rule out a medical condition such as sleep apnea for example. ...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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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 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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