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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 feel very tired since a week everytime i get back from school. Even when i try to sleep earlier. I wonder why and what can I do.

Try IS not good : Enough! need to make it a habit of sleeping 8 hours every night! you are getting exhausted and probably not eating right. Also get checked , be sure you are not anemic . Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What do I do if i'm to depressed to get out of bed and just feel like I have no energy to even move, just tired but not sleeping!?

What do I do if i'm to depressed to get out of bed and just feel like I have no energy to even move, just tired but not sleeping!?

Get help: Depression can be paralyzing - but it can also be treated.It is clear that your quality of life is poor right now - make a commitment to change that. Getting well will take effort on your part but it will be worth it. Take care. ...Read more

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I get 9 to 10 hours of sleep but just every time i wake up i look tried i feel like i haven't gotta enough sleep so can anyone tell why this like this or what i can do?

I get 9 to 10 hours of sleep but just every time i wake up i look tried i feel like i haven't gotta enough sleep so can anyone tell why this like this or what i can do?

Quality of sleep or.: It could be that the quality of sleep is poor or that you have some other systemic problem not related to sleep. Usually 6 to 8 hours of sleep is good. I suggest seeing a physician to help determine why you are still sleepy. ...Read more

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Why do I have really bad insomia? It takes me forever to fall asleep and sometimes I try to take naps and I cant sleep even though I am so tired.

Why do I have really bad insomia? It takes me forever to fall asleep and sometimes I try to take naps and I cant sleep even though I am so tired.

Insomnia is sleep: Difficulty. It can be difficult to go to sleep or stay asleep. See your doc and perhaps a mental health professional to learn techniques to help. Food plan, exercise, lifestyle change, etc all can help. Peace and good health. Stop things like using computer, exercise, etc. one hour prior to sleep. ...Read more

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I am vergin i try to have sex 4'5'6 time or more but i cant do it because of i feel bad pain i need medicen that make me not to feel the pain at al?

I am vergin  i try to have sex 4'5'6 time or more but i cant do it because of i feel  bad pain i need medicen that make me  not to feel the pain at al?

Dyspareunia: Dyspareunia is medical term for painful sexual intercourse. There are many reasons for this condition so we need to address cause. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/painful-intercourse/basics/definition/con-20033293. If it's lack of lubrication, there are many water-based options available. But these won't be helpful if there are religious and/or cultural reasons behind pain. ...Read more

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Every morning before work I get sick. Although I do not vomit, I do wretch and gag for quite some time. I do not feel stressed or anxious, but my body is telling me otherwise . How can I make this stop?

Every morning before work I get sick.  Although I do not vomit, I do wretch and gag for quite some time.  I do not feel stressed or anxious, but my body is telling me otherwise .  How can I make this stop?

Interesting: You should be checked by your physician; however, this sounds like an involuntary issue: stress, tension, anxiety, problems at home or workplace or a true digestive issue. In any case, you should go through a complete medical evaluation and consider a GI consultation. ...Read more

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How can I get my energy back if I feel tired all the time? I'm not sleepy I always feel like not doing anything.

How can I get my energy back if I feel tired all the time? I'm not sleepy  I always feel like not doing anything.

Smile: Depression is very common and it sounds like you may have some symptoms that could go along with that. I would recommend talking to someone about it. Any MD will be glad to help you. ...Read more

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Why is it that the only time i want to clean get up and i feel good about myself is when i take a vicodin. I feel like that's all i need and want.

Why is it that the only time i want to clean get up and i feel good about myself is when i take a vicodin. I feel like that's all i need and want.

Opiates and anxiety: Opiate are powerful for making cares of world diminish, but this is delusion. Unfotrtunately, opiates can be addictive, interfere with astute decision making, & disrupt attendance to what you need to do to survive and prosper in life. Opiates will diminish your ability to be successful and have truly good friends. Perhaps you need counseling to deal with life stress, angst, and poor self-image. ...Read more

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What do I do when I have no motivation to get off the couch and get in shape even though I have a lot of energy everyday?

What do I do when  I have no motivation to get off the couch and get in shape even though I have a lot of energy everyday?

Take it outside: If the home or couch is not helping you stay motivated use other locations. Use your home for rest and recovery. Go somewhere else. Take a walk or jog, go to a park and walk around it. Even mall walking is a reasonable alternative. Just make going home last on your list of destinations. ...Read more

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Ok so i dont know what to do. I always feel as tho im half asleep, during the day i sometimes go into auto pilot and when i snap out of it i cant seem?

More information : Need a better history. Such as. What time do you go to bed? Are you on medication? Give a thorough history first then can go from there ...Read more

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How is it that lately i always feel dizzy and i always yawn like i need some sleep?

How is it that lately i always feel dizzy and i always yawn like i need some sleep?

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. If any level of obstructive sleep apnea is involved, oxygen desaturation can put tremendous stress on major organs including the brain and heart. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble walking up in the mornings even though I get enough sleep? What can I do to get up more quickly?

I have a lot of trouble walking up in the mornings even though I get enough sleep? What can I do to get up more quickly?

Need for sleep: Enough sleep is defined by how you feel after waking up, and not by how many hours. If you are having trouble waking up, then you are not getting enough sleep. If you had a change in need for sleep, not caused by lifestyle change, there may be an underlying medical / psychiatric disorder. If that is the case, best to consult a doctor to figure out why you need more sleep. ...Read more

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Lately I have been very tired. All i wanna do is sleep. I take naps everyday and don't really want to be around people. What can I do to snap out of i?

Lately I have been very tired. All i wanna do is sleep. I take naps everyday and don't really want to be around people. What can I do to snap out of i?

Depression: Confide in friends as to what is troubling you and make plans to go out even though you don't feel like it. Also force yourself to exercise daily even though your mood is low, it will likely lift your mood and produce feel good chemicals. If your low mood continues consult a mental health professinal who can help you uncover the causes of your distress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel tired all the time. If I don't have caffeine I get headaches. What can I do to energize myself?

I feel tired all the time. If I don't have caffeine I get headaches. What can I do to energize myself?

Withdrawal headache: It sounds like you are having symptoms of caffeine withdrawal. I would recommend getting plenty of sleep for more energy and laying off the caffeine and energy drinks. Reset adrenals with adhs (vasopressin) which is an adaptogen this will help you with energy. B complex helps maintain energy. ...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 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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Drowsiness (Definition)

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