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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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Dr. William Singer
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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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Whenever depression strikes so bad, i tend to oversleep for nearly 11 hours a day wth fatigue. What to do in order to restore normal energy levels?

Whenever depression strikes so bad, i tend to oversleep for nearly 11 hours a day wth fatigue. What to do in order to restore normal energy levels?

Wellbutrin (bupropion): One possibility of treatment is wellbutrin, (bupropion) in cases like this. But for many reasons, it could be not an option in your case. Also, we should know if trials with the meds you mentioned were sufficient in lenght and dosing. Atypical depression is another possibility to consider; it has a different treatment approach. Ask your dr if any of this may apply in your case. Best wishes. ...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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Is oversleeping bad for your emotional, physical or mental health?

Is oversleeping bad for your emotional, physical or mental health?

Yes!: Sleep is the nurse of all creatures. During sleep we rejuvenate and regenerate our physiology. However, oversleep is detrimental for emotional, physical and mental health. Oversleep is often a symptom of depression. Oversleep causes a heaviness in the mind-body and interferes with our vitality. ...Read more

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My little sister 3 years old, sleeps at 10 wakes up at 9, is this bad? I think she's oversleeping

My little sister 3 years old, sleeps at 10 wakes up at 9, is this bad? I think she's oversleeping

Not oversleeping: Why does she go to bed SSSOOO LATE? Anyways 12 hours is ok for a 3 year old. For 3 year olds - average daily sleep time is 10 to 13 hours. REF: https://www.babycenter.com/0_how-much-sleep-do-preschoolers-and-big-kids-need_64915.bc ...Read more

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Since i was a child i've overslept, sometimes 12+ hours a night.. I'm 27 now and still tired all the time and oversleeping. What's my problem?

Since i was a child i've overslept, sometimes 12+ hours a night.. I'm 27 now and still tired all the time and oversleeping. What's my problem?

Need more : Detailed history. You could possibly have thyroid problem, hormone issues, obese or overweight problems sleep apnea, suffer from insomnia or other medical health issues. Best to get with your physician for complete physical examination. ...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

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Is oversleeping unhealthy? I am not tired if i sleep 7 hours a day, but it's become a habit to sleep 10 hours a day depending on my schedule!

I think so: Oversleeping has been linked to a host of medical problems, including diabetes, heart disease, and increased risk of death. Researchers are careful to note, however, that two other factors -- depression and low socioeconomic status -- are strongly associated with oversleeping. ...Read more

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I oversleep more than 12 hours... 8 PM to 11AM. Having head pressure and dizziness. I have to wait 2 months to see a Neurologist. Frustrated. Advice?

I oversleep more than 12 hours... 8 PM  to 11AM. Having head pressure and dizziness. I have to wait 2 months to see a Neurologist. Frustrated. Advice?

See your primary : Your symptoms are not very specific. Please see your primary care to make sure basic lab work has been checked including your thyroid function tests. Otherwise, you should still see the neurologist. ...Read more

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5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...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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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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When is it considered "oversleeping"?

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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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