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causes of sleeping a lot

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
34 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Sleep: Too much or too little of many things can be bad. Studies have shown that too much sleep can be as bad as too little in certain circumstances. How ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nasky
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Unsure: I'm assuming you're asking about chronic oversleeping, which has been associated with heart disease, diabetes, obesity and shortened life span. Studie ... Read More
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Excessive sleep: excessive sleeping can have many causes for example if there is excess day time sleepiness (or attaches of unresistable sleep), or alteration of the s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: These symptoms. However, it is important to have this medically evaluated.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Try these approaches: Sometimes snoring is due to partial obstruction of the airway, which may be due to uvula, and an otolaryngologist can help. Sleep apnea does associat ... Read More
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Vomiting: As long as your child has stopped vomiting and is doing well, i would not be concerned. She may have had something that didnt agree with her.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Wilson
20 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Several things: Periodic limb movements may be caused by excessive exercise, caffeine/alcohol use, stress, obstructive sleep apnea, medications, etc. Rem sleep behavi ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Celexa (citalopram): In some cases it does, dose dependent.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience in Pain Management
Needs Med Evaluation: You need medical evaluation to include a thorough history and physical examination, and laboratory testing. There are too many possibilities to specul ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Hard to say:: You may need a c-pap adjustment; however, psycho-social issues most certainly can contribute. Please contact your prescribing physician.

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