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What causes drowsiness and forgetfulness? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Feb-2014
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User:I feel drowsy, and not able to focus, tend to forget things easily..
User:is it related to sinus infection?
Doctor:it is not related to sinus infection
Doctor:feeling drowsy, partly yes
Doctor:not the other symptoms
User:so what could be the reason?
Doctor:drowsiness can be due to lack of sleep
User:how much is enough?
Doctor:lack of focus due to stress and lack of sleep again
Doctor:forgetting things is probably organic
Doctor:needs mental evaluation
Doctor:6 hours of sleep minimum, every 24 hrs is enough
User:what do mean by organic?
User:i do take 7.5 hours of sleep daily..
User:is it because of lack of mental activity?
Doctor:organic means any problem with the brain by itself
Doctor:it requires CT or MRI to confirm the same
Doctor:7.5 hrs is fine
User:is it because of lack of mental activity?
Doctor:which one?
Doctor:drowsy, not able to focus, tend to forget things
User:lack of focus & forgetting?
Doctor:Which of these?
Doctor:it is due to disinterest usually
Doctor:lack of interest in a particular activity
User:i guess u r right..
User:will yoga help?
Doctor:yes, definitely
User:can u suggest some asanas
Doctor:there are many asanas
Doctor:the basics are vajrasana
User:few of them. :)
Doctor:You can watch videos on the same
User:so involvement in things i m doing will help to focus and remember..
Doctor:you are right
User:will try that..
Doctor:also do meditation
Doctor:kapal bhathi meditation
Doctor:it is breathing asana
User:y i have a bit of idea abt that..
Doctor:oh good
Doctor:please practice the same
User:ok will do that..
Doctor:all right
Doctor:get well soon
User:thanks for the advice..
Doctor:take care
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