sleepiness sleepiness  /s ˈli pi nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a very sleepy state

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Malis combs YouTube and other websites for videos, then rates the animals on cuteness and sleepiness scales from 1 to 5.
  2. Kleitman had much difficulty, his periods of wakefulness and sleepiness and his temperature cycle clinging to the 24-hour schedule.
  3. And when every sleepy thing is so sleepy sleepy, the spell of sleepiness becomes irresistible.

News

  1. New clue to cause of human narcolepsy

    Researchers have found that an excess number of brain cells that produce the chemical histamine may cause the loss of other cells that produce hypocretin, the neuropeptide that keeps us awake, elevates mood and alertness, and, by their absence, explains the sleepiness of narcolepsy.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. UCLA researchers find new clue to cause of human narcolepsy

    ( University of California - Los Angeles ) UCLA researchers have found that an excess number of brain cells that produce the chemical histamine may cause the loss of other cells that produce hypocretin, the neuropeptide that keeps us awake, elevates mood and alertness, and, by their absence, explains the sleepiness of narcolepsy.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • Professor John Stradling, the clinical director of the Sleep Unit at Churchill Hospital, Oxford, said: "Unfortunately, society as a whole is guilty of trivialising excessive sleepiness as a medical symptom. This is echoed by the low priority placed...
    on Jul 17, 2004 By: Winston Churchill Source: BBC News

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