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Drowsiness: when should you worry?


OUR ADVICE - Source of accidents by itself, it can also be the symptom of several pathologies, starting with sleep apnea.

Nose-diving after a rather heavy lunch, during a train journey, at the cinema in front of a somewhat long film... We all know this state between waking and sleeping, during which our vigilance is dulled and where we falls asleep if nothing comes to shake this torpor.

It is drowsiness.

“It has nothing to do with fatigue, even if the two can coexist.

Fatigue is a more general symptom that includes a state of lassitude, lack of energy.

Drowsiness corresponds to the desire to sleep”

, explains D Juliette Chambe, general practitioner in Strasbourg and member of the National College of General Practitioners.

sleep debt

If drowsiness is not abnormal when it occurs in the evening at bedtime or after too short a night, it can also become pathological.

“This is the case when it occurs daily, at any time of the day, and interferes with daily activities”

, explains Dr. Marc Sapène, pulmonologist in Bordeaux and president of Alliance…

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Source: lefigaro

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