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Excessive sleep

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
Sleep Follow Routine: Over-sleeping is as disruptive to your well-being as under-sleeping and is often fixed the same way. Your sleep pattern adjusts to your routine. Ju... Read More
Dr. Timothy Beck
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Get an evaluation: You need to go see a physician and get an evaluation. They can make sure you are okay and help you analyze your sleep habits.

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Excessive sleeping: Yes excessive sleeping can be used as an escape mechanism to avoid stress.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: In many cultures, this is a prominent way that stress, anxiety or depression are expressed. I agree w dr. Novick that it is an avoidance mechanism. To... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Medical problem.: There are some medical issues which might be causing excessive sleeping which should be investigated. Visit with your doctor and start the process.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Sleepiness Risks: Chronic sleepiness lessens the enjoyment you get out of each day, reduces the energy available to accomplish what you need to do, and poses serious r... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depression: excessive sleeping can be related to your depression and/or the meds. Talk to your doc about this, you are sleeping to many hours.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Deconditioning: The more time you spend in bed, the less time you spend in your daily activity. The results can be weight gain, loss of muscle mass, abnormalities in... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Interesting: This may be narcolepsy. But psg needs reviewing also. There is effective treatment that can be prescribed by a sleep doc.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Psychiatry 61 years experience
Yes, yes and yes: Meds, lo thyroid and cancer each may be associated with excessive sleep. Consult your primary care physician
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes: Several of my patients have dealt w/ that and say it can be the only way to get a break from pain. Some have been able to switch to periods of Mindful... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Excessive sleep ?: Excessive sleep out my eyes. Can you explain this more? Do you have discharge from the eyes?

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