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sleepy

1. Drowsy; inclined to, or overcome by, sleep. She waked her sleepy crew. (Dryden)

2. Tending to induce sleep; soporiferous; somniferous; as, a sleepy drink or potion.

3. Dull; lazy; heavy; sluggish. 'Tis not sleepy business; But must be looked to speedily and strongly. (Shak)

4. Characterised by an absence of watchfulness; as, sleepy security.

(Science: zoology) Sleepy duck, the ruddy duck.

Origin: AS. Slpig. See Sleep.


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Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?

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by animus
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

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by KatieJane27
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Re: Sound and how the brain reacts to it

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by alycat32
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:04 am
 
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Re: Why do we feel sleepy after eating meal?

so sugar or blood glucose levels have something to do with sleep?

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by askhan
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