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Several reasons: Your body clock might be turned around. Are you drinking alcohol less than 4 hours prior to bed? Are your stressed or worried? It might be habit for you that you are having a hard time breaking. Do you awaken because you have to use the restroom? Have you talked to your doctor? There may be other underlying problems that you are not aware of the dr. Can discover. ...Read more
Many causes: I totally agree with dr. Villaplana. Depression can definitely do that. I also think of sleep apnea, alcohol effect (etoh is a sedative and helps you fall asleep but wakes you up in a few hours after it's metabolized, and due to it's diuretic effect), anxiety and menopause. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6 to 8: Six to eight hours is required to maximize health and performance. ...Read more
Sleep Deprivation: Yes, there are health risks. Symptoms of sleep deprivation can include irritability, feeling tired, poor concentration, decreased memory, changes in appetite, poorer ability to handle stress, lack of comprehension with social interactions. In severe cases it can lead to pyschosis ! ...Read more
Well depends: Depends on you lifestyle pattern also. What are your normal activities and sleep cycle. You need to have a normal pattern of living and then your body will feel rested. Best is to get an exam to be sure metabolically you are fine and then go from there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a medical term for someone who can GT 10 hours sleep at night and still sleep half the day?
"Depressed": Yes. That is a depressed person.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it better to get a full 8-10 hours sleep when you can or stick to a local schedule when jetlagged?
Jet lag: You can avoid it by adjusting to your new destination 2-3 days earlier. For example, flying from nyc to berlin means you want to get to bed early and get up very early. Works for me, without any medication. ...Read more
How important is it to get 8 hours sleep per night? Is it important to sleep the same hours each night too? How important is it to get 8 hours of sleep each night during the same schedule of hours? Would i perform better at work if i did? Would i remem
Sleep : Sleep requirements are a very personal thing. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to feel awake and fully functional the following day. There are those few select individuals who can get by with fewer hours of sleep and be unaffected by it and there are others that require more. The key is getting to a level of rem sleep, so called because it is noted that the eyes move rapidly. This is the most restful stage of sleep where the body recharges itself. Individuals cycle into and out of rem sleep several times a night. This is why it is important to have a sufficient amount of time asleep in order for the body to recover from a days activities. The most important aspect of sleep is to maintain a regular sleep and wake pattern seven days a week. Follow the link for information regarding good sleep habits. ...Read more
Anemia?: I notice that you in your list of conditions you describe anemia as a condition you have. I was wondering if you have been maintaining follow ups on that with your diagnosing physician? If it is has been a while since you have last had blood work you may want to explore that and a blood test for a high TSH for thyroid problems. It could also be depression. Get checked out by your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Everyone is different regarding their sleep needs and patterns. It is possible that you might be able to adapt to such a schedue. On the other hand, you may be too fatigued and never be able to do so. Normally, people need 7-8 hours for restorative sleep. You may be different. You will know. ...Read more
What was the quality: Of your sleep? Are you hydrating w at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day? Do you have a nutritious diet? Are you getting physical activity on a daily basis? Here are some sleep hygiene tips- perhaps they can help with your quality of sleep. Etire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. ...Read more
I have more than 7 hours's sleep everyday. But I still feel sleepy during the day. What I should do?
Worried about not getting enough sleep - will one night of 5 hours sleep impact on my week too much?
5 hours: If you were able to get your usual amount of sleep, hopefully 7-8 hours, the following night you should have had normal energy and stamina thereafter. It's not unusual to feel fatigued and even sleepiness the next day after only 5 hours sleep when your body is accustomed to 8 hours or so. ...Read more
Why does waking up in the night result in me feeling more tired than when I only get a few hours sleep?
Even after a good 8 hours sleep I am still tired during the day. How can I feel more awake and active during my day?
Sleep hygiene: Some tips for quality sleep to feel refreshed and alert each day: allow yourself 8 hrs uninterrupted sleep, *the same* 8 hrs every night. Take 10-15 minutes quiet time before sleep. Aerobic exercise 3 or more times each week. No tv, computer, food or alcohol within 1 hr of bedtime. Limit caffeine intake. Don't use sleep aid meds longer than 2 weeks unless rx'ed by your physician. Good luck! ...Read more
Although I usually get a good 7-8 hours sleep, I feel tired 24/7. Could any of my existing conditions be causing/linked to this? What can I do?
Go see your doctor: Once you've had your sleep pattern checked out as recommended above, go see your family doc and tell him/her your concerns (given that you are still tired). Anemia, hypothyroidism and depression are part of our top 3 conditions to check out when someone complains of feeling tired, assuming proper & adequate sleep. Addison's might be a concern if you're taking both beclomethasone & fluticasone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers