Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#116442 - 12/18/07 08:23 PM anyone feel drowsy at end of workday?
picard120 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Does anyone often feel drowsy at end of workday?

I frequently feel drowsy during the day despite that I get 8hrs of sleep. Is my body lacking some critical minerals/ vitamins that cause drowsiness?

I already consulted my doctor but he couldn't diagnose my problem. I have to take wakeup caffeine pill to stay awake during work.


Top
#116444 - 12/18/07 08:29 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
MartinFocazio Offline

Pooh-Bah

Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2148
Loc: Bucks County PA
Sleep more.

Top
#116445 - 12/18/07 08:33 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
paramedicpete Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
Quote:
I already consulted my doctor but he couldn't diagnose my problem.


Will all due respect, if a physician who has examined you is unable to diagnosis any detectable health problem, why would you think members of the forum are able to so?

Perhaps a consult, examination and laboratory testing with another physician will serve you better.

Pete

Top
#116447 - 12/18/07 08:44 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: paramedicpete]
OIMO Offline
Opinion Is My Own
Journeyman

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 57
Loc: UK
First off let me say that the human body naturally wants to sleep mid-afternoon, our workdays do not fit our natural cycles. However for most people this is not a serious problem.

As you have seen a doc already try the simple things first; 8 hours sleep is the recommend minimum, some people are quite happy on less, but you could try getting a bit more and see if that helps. You could also try an energy snack mid-afternoon such as a banana or something similar, these can work better than caffeine for some people. If still not joy and if you are seriously drowsy then as Pete says seek a second opinion from a specialist physician.

OIMO

Top
#116448 - 12/18/07 08:50 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
Hi Picard,

Have you bought a CO detector yet?

Top
#116455 - 12/18/07 09:21 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
paramedicpete Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 04/09/02
Posts: 1920
Loc: Frederick, Maryland
It seems in the last month or so you have suffered from headaches, vomiting, cold or flu (“I am sick with cold or flu. I threw up in the car while driving home. my head feels dizzy and I can't walk to the washroom to drink water.”//” I have some sort of flu. Do you guys have flu this month? I have regular headache. My head feels dizzy.”), drowsiness perhaps due to medications (“how do you guys tell the boss that you are on medication? The meds cause my drowsiness not laziness. I work hard, furiously but my meds cause my fatigue near end of the day. I don't want to lose my job.”) and dry eyes (“Do your eyes get more dry in the winter than warmer season? I am just curious about this subject since my eyes might have that problem.”), perhaps a complete physical with lab work performed by an Internist or other Medical Specialist would be beneficial.

Pete


Top
#116469 - 12/18/07 11:45 PM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
OldBaldGuy Offline
Geezer

Registered: 09/30/01
Posts: 5695
Loc: Former AFB in CA, recouping fr...
I used to be pretty pooped at the end of a long graveyard shift, but "regular" shifts, no. What do you do for a living? Something fun and active, or do you sit at a desk, in your own little cubicle, pushing boring papers around. That would have me yawning after the first 30 minutes...
_________________________
OBG

Top
#116476 - 12/19/07 12:54 AM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor]
picard120 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
Originally Posted By: Am_Fear_Liath_Mor
Hi Picard,

Have you bought a CO detector yet?


where do I buy CO detector?

Top
#116478 - 12/19/07 12:56 AM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: paramedicpete]
picard120 Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 763
My doctor did a through test of my health. It seems that I was infected with a stomach flu virus instead of common flu, rhinovirus. Stomach flu virus cause vomiting instead of a fever.

Top
#116483 - 12/19/07 01:09 AM Re: anyone feel drowsy at end of workday? [Re: picard120]
Am_Fear_Liath_Mor Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 3077
Quote:
where do I buy CO detector?


http://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/co/maho/yohoyohe/inaiqu/inaiqu_002.cfm

You can buy CO detectors here at

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw/103-1158746-1405448?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=carbon+monoxide+detector+


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 255 Guests and 5 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
jackmiller, DaveL, Dale, rac, Boris
5266 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Funny Photos
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Today at 05:28 PM
Time Capsule
by Jeanette_Isabelle
Yesterday at 11:35 PM
Florida residents desperate for food and shelter
by hikermor
Yesterday at 05:44 PM
Arizona Mine Rescue
by hikermor
Yesterday at 03:59 PM
Folder for Opening Boxes
by hikermor
10/19/18 03:18 PM
Best use of time, money
by quick_joey_small
10/16/18 07:54 PM
get a cheap laptop
by TeacherRO
10/16/18 05:45 PM
I'm Not Coming Home
by Jeanette_Isabelle
10/14/18 05:49 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit
Glossary
Test

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.