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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Oversleeping

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What could cause persistant oversleeping?

What could cause persistant oversleeping?

Several causes: Most people need 7-8 hours in bed, with some needing 6-9 hours. Retired people may spend more time in bed, and then sleep worse and may be more tired. Idiopathic hypersomnia may increase need for sleep beyond 10 hours. Some people are naturally long sleepers. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Sleeping Too Much (Definition)

Sleeping too much = hypersomnia = increased amount of sleep (to an undesired amount). This can include lengthy nighttime sleep, daytime sleep that was not planned & difficulty staying ...Read more


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What are some causes for oversleeping aside from fatigue?

What are some causes for oversleeping aside from fatigue?

Over sleepy: There are many metabolic imbalances that can lead to excessive sleepiness (hypersomnolence) to name a few : hypothyroidism excessive parasympathetic nervous system tone excessive alkalinity high cortisol levels improper sleep - wake cycles - going to bed too late there are many other imbalances that can lead to fatigue and hypersomnolence. You should see a doctor who is well versed in this. ...Read more

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What causes oversleeping?

What causes oversleeping?

Many things: Not getting enough sleep, medication, obstructive sleep apnea, idiopathic hypersomnia, delayed sleep phase syndrome, as well as many other things. A two week sleep diary can be quite helpful. There are several available online-i'm partial to one from the aasm. ...Read more

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It is possible that jet lag can cause oversleeping?

It is possible that jet lag can cause oversleeping?

It can: Jet lag involves disruption of your normal circadian rhythms(day-night cycles). So as your body attempts to adjust to changes based on time difference, you may "oversleep" to account for previous "lost" sleep due to travel/time changes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How to stop oversleeping on day off?

Oversleeping: It is best to remain in your same routine. Set your alarm for the same time, get up and shower and eat breakfast at the same time. Begin your day as if it were a work day. You should be able to accomplish more on your day off. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping actually bad for you?

Is oversleeping actually bad for you?

Sleep disorders: Long sleep is associated with more health problems and may be partly due to sleep disorders. ...Read more

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When is it considered "oversleeping"?

Oversleeping: When you sleep more than the average time you need to feel refreshed and functional. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping past noon bad for you?

Is oversleeping past noon bad for you?

Sleep: If it affects your nighttime sleep, yes. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of oversleeping ?

Worse health: Most people need 7-8 hours of sleep (some need up to 9 and some may get by with 6). Spending more time in bed makes it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep, may make you more tired, and there is evidence that people who spend too much or too little time in bed are less healthy and have higher death rates. There are some disorders (such as idiopathic hypersomnia) that increase need for sleep. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're oversleeping?

Are you withdrawing: or avoiding social situations, work, dealing w/decisions, etc. by staying in bed? See your doc to rule out medical conditions and then a mental health professional. Avoid reliance on stimulants. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to stop oversleeping on the weekends?

How to stop oversleeping on the weekends?

Over sleeping: Week end over sleeping is commonly related to sleep debt from preceding days or to circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Does oversleeping lead to deconditioning?

Hypersomnia: Yes if you do not compensate by doing the necessary exercise. ...Read more

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What are some of the effects of oversleeping?

Feeling badly: Oversleeping can make you feel lethargic, tired, fatigued with a headache. It can also make you crave high calorie foods. ...Read more

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Is oversleeping bad for you 10or more hours per night?

Is oversleeping bad for you 10or more hours per night?

Yes: Base of the research the good sleep for adult is 7 hours less than that or more than that increase mortality. ...Read more

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What are the hazards of daily oversleeping to our mental health?

What are the hazards of daily oversleeping to our mental health?

JOBLESS AND CAR DISA: It is important that excess sleep be very aggressively studied by labs such as ecp, vegf, vit d, il-6, il-1b, free t3, (liothyronine) Dht and free testosterone. Infections and many disorders can be a cause, and I have free books on some of these causes. You cannot function in school, in the work place or as a parent if you are sleepy. You could fail a dui and end up in jail since sleepy people look drugged.. ...Read more

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I oversleep because of my medication, nwo can't sleep at night, what to do?

I oversleep because of my medication, nwo can't sleep at night, what to do?

Sleepiness and meds: Sleepiness is an extremely common side effect of medications. Consistently oversleeping results in a shift of the circadian clock to later hours. This is turn makes it harder to go to sleep in the evening. Reversing this requires consistently getting up and getting light exposure in the morning. In addition, you and your doctor should discuss changing meds, and/or the time at which you take them. ...Read more