Use of medicine for Disorder That Causes Daytime Sleepiness


Drowsiness or ‘drowsiness’ is a condition when a person feels like sleeping. This condition usually occurs at night or sometimes during the day, and is normal. However, if drowsiness occurs excessively to interfere with activities and reduce productivity, this condition needs to be addressed. Drowsiness generally appears due to lack of sleep. Although it looks simple, sleepiness can trigger various problems, such as interfering with performance at school, or productivity at work, affecting emotions, and causing accidents, both on the road and at work. abnormal, it could be that feeling ‘drowsy’ is a sign of a disease, such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, depression, anxiety disorders, or diabetes. Actually you can use the help of drugs such as Waklert, and Artvigil. Drugs like Waklert 150, and Artvigil 150 can be easily found at online drugstores, or pharmacies.

Symptoms of Sleepiness      

A person is said to be experiencing abnormal ‘drowsiness’ symptoms when the condition is repeated for a long time for no apparent reason. This abnormal sleepiness will be accompanied by other symptoms, such as a slow response, forgetfulness, often falling asleep in inappropriate situations, and difficulty controlling emotions.

In addition, abnormal sleepiness often causes:

– The desire to sleep continuously during the day or often fall asleep during the day.

– Difficulty concentrating while studying, working or driving.

– Decreased performance in school or work productivity.

– Easily fall asleep while watching TV or reading a book.

– Microsleep, which is a short sleep that occurs because of holding back sleepiness.

In addition to some of the symptoms above, you are also advised to consult a doctor immediately if this excessive drowsiness occurs after you take a new drug, have a drug overdose, or have a head injury.

Causes of Sleepiness

Sleepiness can be caused by several factors, including lifestyle, mental disorders, disease, and the use of certain drugs. One of the side effects of this drug is drowsiness. These side effects often interfere with the sufferer’s daily activities. Drug side effects cannot be eliminated. Usually over time, the body will get used to these side effects and the side effects that occur will be more tolerable. Here I describe the class of drugs that have drowsiness side effects:


As I mentioned above, antihistamines are a class of drugs that have a drowsy effect. Antihistamines are commonly found in cold and cough medications, allergy medications, and motion sickness medications. Examples include chlorpheniramine maleate, loratadine, cetirizine, diphenhydramine, dimenhydrinate, and fexofenadine.

Opioid pain medication

For some cases of severe pain, such as cancer pain or pain after surgery, doctors will usually prescribe pain medications from the opioid class. Examples include morphine, fentanyl, oxycodone, tramadol, and codeine. Codeine is also often prescribed by doctors to relieve coughs. So if your cough medicine contains codeine, you must be aware of the side effects of drowsiness that may occur.

 Antidepressant drugs

Antidepressant drugs, especially tricyclic antidepressants such as amitriptyline, also cause drowsiness. Apart from being an antidepressant, amitriptyline in lower doses is also sometimes prescribed by doctors for indications to reduce headaches.

 Anxiety disorder medication

Also known as sedatives, anti-anxiety drugs from the benzodiazepine group also have a drowsy side effect. Examples include alprazolam, diazepam, and lorazepam. Even some drugs of this class are used to treat conditions of insomnia or difficulty sleeping, such as estazolam. Diazepam is also found in some painkillers or analgesics. Usually as a mixture of other classes of drugs, such as methampyrone.

Medications to prevent seizures (anticonvulsants)

Antiseizure drugs are usually used for epilepsy, brain tumors, or the spread of cancer cells to the brain. Examples include phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine, and sodium valproate. Benzodiazepines are also often used as anticonvulsants.

Overcoming drowsiness from a drug

  • change the schedule of taking medication into the evening.
  • The second is to ask your doctor or pharmacist about other drug options that do not cause drowsiness.
  • Maintain good hours and quality of sleep at night.
  • Consumption of caffeine in coffee or tea to help overcome the side effects of drowsiness can be done, as long as in moderate amounts.

There are several other drugs that can cause drowsiness, but they cannot be mentioned individually here. To find out whether the drugs you are taking have side effects of drowsiness or not, you can identify them from the information on the drug packaging. Usually drugs that cause drowsiness will read ‘may cause drowsiness’ accompanied by a warning ‘be careful when operating vehicles or machinery’. Please continue to take this medicine as directed by your doctor. Please go back to see your psychiatrist if this complaint really bothers you, maybe the doctor can consider changing your medication schedule or maybe changing to another drug.

For those of you who still have to do work after lunch, sleepy during the day is annoying. Before understanding how to get rid of daytime sleepiness, it’s good to know what’s causing it. Many say that one of the causes of drowsiness is lunch that contains carbohydrates. This theory says that when the body processes carbohydrates in the digestive tract, most of the body’s energy is used so that energy in the brain is reduced. As a result, you are sleepy. But if this is true, why don’t we experience sleepiness after breakfast or dinner. Although there is a possibility that the food you eat can be the cause of daytime sleepiness, it is the homeostatic sleep drive and body circadian rhythm that play a major role in making you sleepy.

Homeostatic sleep drive

This term refers to the urge to sleep caused by a build-up of a chemical in the brain called anedosine. Anedosine buildup makes us very sleepy. The buildup of this substance reaches its peak at night close to bedtime. But the accumulation of anedosine also occurs during the day which eventually causes you to feel sleepy during the day.

Circadian rhythm

Your circadian rhythm is an indirect factor that makes you sleepy. Circadian rhythms are signal patterns in the body that keep us alert and awake throughout the day. It also helps the body fight the effects of anedosine that cause drowsiness. However, the rhythm decreases 7 to 9 hours after you wake up from a night’s sleep so that the effects of the anedosine substance are more pronounced. Therefore, those of you who often wake up in the morning will feel sleepy in the afternoon and evening. Those who wake up late will still feel the effects of this sleepiness, it’s just that the time of occurrence is slower. Like in the afternoon or before sunset.

How to get rid of daytime sleepiness

Sleep during the day can affect your daily productivity. It’s not difficult to do, you can overcome it by eliminating eliminate sleepiness, and stay awake throughout the day can also be done using drugs such as Waklert, and Artvigil. Drugs like Waklert 150, and Artvigil 150 can be easily found at online drugstores, or pharmacies.

You can also try taking a nap when you get home from school. In addition, make sure you also get enough sleep at night 7-9 hours every day.

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