Drowsiness can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose drowsiness, we could:
|Lack Of Sleep
General drowsiness. Roughly how often do you find yourself falling asleep in situations such as boring meetings, watching TV or while driving? Do not include drowsiness that occurs 1-3 hours after eating a meal.
Possible responses:→ Never / rarely / only after a meal / don't know
→ Once a month or less
→ Once a week or less
→ A few times per week
→ At least daily
Sleepiness is a sign of magnesium overload.
Some patients suffering from OSA fall asleep in a nonstimulating environment, such as while reading something uninteresting or in a quiet room. Others may fall asleep in a stimulating environment, such as during business meetings, while eating, and even while having sex.
So-called "drowsy driver syndrome", which some believe is responsible for many automobile accidents, may result from OSA. Drivers may fall asleep at the wheel or suffer from a lack of alertness because of sleep deprivation. Decreased alertness places the person at risk in a variety of potentially hazardous situations.