Symptom: Drowsiness


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Drowsiness: Excessive tiredness or sleepiness
Detailed cause information for symptom: Drowsiness:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Drowsiness (65 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Drowsiness (12 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Drowsiness (51 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Drowsiness (2 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Drowsiness type of: Sleep symptoms (100), Fatigue (232)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Drowsiness: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Drowsiness as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Drowsiness: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Drowsiness as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Drowsiness: The following list of conditions have 'Drowsiness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acidosis ... drowsiness
  • Alcohol abuse ... drowsiness
  • Amphetamines ... over-sleeping

    B

  • Barbiturate abuse ... sleepiness
  • Brain compression ... drowsiness

    C

  • Chagas disease ... sleepiness
  • Concussion ... difficulty waking up
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... drowsiness

    D

  • Dehydration ... sleepiness
  • Diabetes ... Drowsiness
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... drowsiness
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis ... drowsiness

    E

  • East African Trypanosomiasis ... daytime sleepiness
  • Encephalitis ... drowsiness
  • End-stage renal disease ... drowsiness
  • Extradural hematoma ... drowsiness

    H

  • Head injury ... drowsiness
  • Hydrocephalus ... drowsiness
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome ... sleepiness
  • Hypersomnia ... daytime sleepiness
  • Hypoglycemia ... drowsiness
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... drowsiness
  • Hypothermia ... drowsiness

    I

  • Insomnia ... daytime tiredness, drowsiness

    J

  • Jet lag ... sleepiness, drowsiness

    K

  • Kidney failure ... drowsiness

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... drowsiness
  • Liver failure ... drowsiness
  • Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis ... drowsiness

    M

  • Melioidosis ... drowsiness
  • Meningitis ... difficulty waking up, sleepiness, difficulty waking
  • Meningococcal disease ... difficulty waking up, sleepiness, difficulty waking
  • Motion sickness ... yawning, drowsiness
  • Mountain sickness ... drowsiness

    N

  • Narcolepsy ... daytime sleep attacks, falling asleep during routine work, drowsiness, falling asleep during laughter, excessive daytime sleepiness, napping

    O

  • Obstructive sleep apnea ... falling asleep while driving, falling asleep during the day, excessive daytime sleepiness

    P

  • Periodic limb movements in sleep ... daytime sleepiness
  • Pneumonia ... drowsiness
  • Primary insomnia ... daytime drowsiness
  • Problem Sleepiness ... falling asleep driving, daytime drowsiness, daytime napping

    R

  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... daytime sleepiness

    S

  • Sleep apnea ... falling asleep while driving, falling asleep during the day, excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Sleep deprivation ... daytime sleepiness, drowsiness
  • Subdural hematoma ... drowsiness

    T

  • Type 2 diabetes ... Drowsiness

    U

  • Uremia ... drowsiness

    V

  • Viral meningitis ... difficulty waking up, sleepiness, difficulty waking

    W

  • Weil's syndrome ... drowsiness
  • Wernicke's encephalopathy ... drowsiness
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome ... drowsiness
  • West African Trypanosomiasis ... daytime sleepiness
    Conditions listing complications: Drowsiness: The following list of conditions have 'Drowsiness' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    P

  • Periodic limb movements in sleep ... problem sleepiness

    R

  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... problem sleepiness, excessive daytime sleepiness


    Last revised: Nov 26, 2003

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