drowsiness drowsiness  /d ˈraʊ zi nəs/


  • (n) a very sleepy state



  1. A new study suggests that excessive daytime drowsiness may foretell a risk for stroke and other vascular disorders.
  2. But by Day 4, most people had adapted to their new baseline drowsiness and reported feeling fine--even as their cognitive performance continued to plummet.
  3. Impaired memory and judgment, dizziness, drowsiness and other complications made them ill suited for troops in combat.


  1. Research and Markets: Drowsiness Monitors: Technologies Evolve to Revolutionize Driving Experience - Global Strategic ...

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Drowsiness Monitors - Global Strategic Business Report" repor
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Attorney urges Congress to end sleep apnea claims 'abuse'

    In 2001, the year U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan, 983 veterans began to draw disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for sleep apnea, a disorder linked to obesity and characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep that can cause chronic drowsiness.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Everett Herald


  1. The lunar influence theory dates at least to the first century AD, when the Roman scholar Pliny the Elder wrote that his observations suggested "the moon produces drowsiness and stupor in those who sleep outside beneath her beams."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Pliny the Elder Source: Washington Post

  2. "Drowsy driving is dangerous so I'm participating in the CLARITIN Clear to Drive campaign because I want to make sure people know to check medicine labels for warnings about drowsiness before getting behind the wheel," said Edwards. "As...
    on Mar 18, 2009 By: Carl Edwards Source: Trading Markets (press release)

  3. "As an allergy sufferer, I was surprised to learn that some over-the- counter medicines may cause drowsiness. In fact, the allergy medicine I used to take made me drowsy. I thought there was something wrong with me because I was so sleepy -- which...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Lori Loughlin Source: StreetInsider.com (subscription)

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