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Can allergies (hayfever type) cause a person to be sleepy.

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Can allergies (hayfever type) cause a person to be sleepy. I have been sneezin with irritated burny eyes and sleepy for several days. I attribute it to allergies except I'm not sure about the sleepy part.


Thank you for your question. To answer your question, yes, allergies can cause you to feel sleepy. When your body is experiencing a reaction to an allergen it can take a toll on your body. Your immune system is releasing proinflammatory proteins in response to the allergen. This in turn, can make you feel more "run-down" than usual.

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