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Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

Why do I tend to get headaches when sleeping too much?

See your doctor: Having recurring illness is troubling. In order to achieve a specific and correct doagnosis with symptoms like this, you'll need to visit your doctor. Only after a face-to-face evaluation will he/she be able to properly diagnose and treat you. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How to stop sleeping too much?I have this problem since 2 or 3 years, all the time i feel sleepy!

How to stop sleeping too much?I have this problem since 2 or 3 years, all the time i feel sleepy!

Sleepy: You should have a sleep test done by a sleep phycisian to figure out your problem. It may be an airway issue, it could be allergies, could be thyroid so i would suggest getting tested. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 mo is there such thing as sleeping too much during the night? She sleeps 12 hrs but lately her day time naps have been shorter..

My baby is 6 mo is there such thing as sleeping too much during the night? She sleeps 12 hrs but lately her day time naps have been shorter..

Lucky mom: As long as a kid is eating well enough during the day to sustain a normal growth rate, an extended 8 or more hour sleep period at night is fine. Baby is likely waking at least once & resettling like adults do. The babies digestive system has a good 12+ hours of material from which to support the babies sleep, without re-feeding. Enjoy the pattern. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much be bad for you?

Can sleeping too much be bad for you?

It depends: It depends on may things: 1) what do you mean by too much? 2) how does sleeping interfere with your life? 3) what is causing the increased sleep [eg, depression, anxiety, medical problem, medication side effect, drug or alcohol problem, social stresses....]. It sounds like it would be good to get a medical evaluation. Your doctor can suggest next steps. Hope this answer helped. ...Read more

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How can you know if you are sleeping too much?

How can you know if you are sleeping too much?

Is it restorative?: If you wake up and it is next year. If on awakening you continue to not feel rested - that is one critical feature. Sleeping more than10 hours a night might be considered excessive. The emphasis usually is on restfulness and the quality of your daytime - not sleeping - life. Many illnesses and medications can encourage excessive tiredness and subsequently longer sleep intervals, . ...Read more

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Does sleeping too much influence your appetite?

Depends on why...: You're sleeping too much. If you are just choosing to sleep a lot because you wanna be lazy, you'll be more hungry when you wake up. If you aren't choosing to sleep more but feel tired a lot, see your doc to find out why. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Sleeping too much?

What is the definition or description of: Sleeping too much?

Sleeping too much: 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 awake during the day. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much make you itchy?

Can sleeping too much make you itchy?

No: Only if there are bed bugs on what you are sleeping on. Or if you have an allergy to something in the bedding. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much make you feel sick?

Sleeping too much: Sleeping too much can cause you more sleepy average amount of sleep is 8 hours for an adult. Of course the quality of the sleep also counts. If you have problem sleeping too long and still feels tired, check with your doctor for possible obstructive sleep apnea, a common sleeping disorder. ...Read more

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I sleep for 9-10 hours. Am I sleeping too much?

I sleep for 9-10 hours. Am I sleeping too much?

Most likely not ...: Average sleep duration for adults is 7-8hrs but some get by on 6hrs while others require 9 or more. Check out http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/adult-sleep-needs-and-habits. As long as you can function the next day w/o needing a nap, then you're most likely getting enough. And this assumes that you don't necessarily sleep in any longer during wknds, holidays & vacations to catch up! ...Read more

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I am tired all the time, could this be due to sleeping too much?

Possibly but I would: Ask if the sleeping and fatigue are both due to something else. Depression, low thyroid function, inactivity/lack of exercise, inadequate exposure to sunlight, poor diet, etc, etc. Please discuss it w your doc. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways to overcome the problem of sleeping too much?

Need to find out why: The real key here is finding out why you sleep too much. You could have sleep apnea, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, be a long sleeper, have problems with medications or other medical conditions. Seeing a sleep specialist would help you sort through these. ...Read more

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What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

What should I do if I get a headache from sleeping too much during the day?

Regulate schedule : work on regulating your sleep schedule. Rise at the same time and sleep at the same time. Limit naps to 20 minutes. You can take a non steroid antiinflammatory as needed for a daytime headache, just keep in mind that rebound headaches can occur with this if used chronically! ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?

Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?

May be, may be not.: You may be one of the so-called "long sleepers" which is considered a normal variant, or you may be "catching up" on volitional sleep deprivation (not giving yourself enough sleep) during the school nights. ...Read more

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Does sleeping too much slow brain performance?

Does sleeping too much slow brain performance?

Doubtful: I have never heard of this correlation, but i guess brain performance could be slowed if the sleep interferes with brain stimulation, including learning, etc. The brain needs to be used. If questions, i would research on the web or contact a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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How can I avoid sleeping too much due to depression?

How can I avoid sleeping too much due to depression?

Hypersomnia...: It can be tough! Great question. Often times medication needs to be used and carefully titrated to get you to a place for you feel optimally better. Recommend you work with a doctor who takes their time and is willing to try a number of meds. Most important sleep hygeine rec: find a way to make sure you get up at a set time every day and have a structured day of activities to keep busy. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get bags under your eyes by sleeping too much?

Is it possible for you to get bags under your eyes by sleeping too much?

Not usually: Too much sleep does not cause bags under the eyes. Your bags are likely due to eye irritation, lid disease, eye allergies, or other issues. ...Read more

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I have trouble sleeping too much. With nothing to fill my days i tend to sleep 12+ hours. I have had these sort of problems for ever..Any help?

Get Checked Out: Hmm...Sleeping a lot like that for a while may be a number of things, and you should see a sleep specialist. A young person like you with daytime sleepiness may have a condition called narcolepsy. You need to be evaluated. And...Very important...Never drive sleepy. ...Read more

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Can sleeping too much make you sick?

Can sleeping too much make you sick?

Yes: You can get bedsores, be physically deonditioned, develop pneumonia or blood clots in legs. So how long is too long for sleep? If you need a certain amount, get it but don't lay in bed longer than you have to. ...Read more

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What can help you feel better after sleeping too much?

What can help you feel better after sleeping too much?

Too much?: If you're actually sleeping too much, I am curious about what you mean. What is too much? Too much for what? "hypersomnia" can indicate the presence of a disease or disorder. It's a good idea to discuss this with your main doctor--your go-to primary care physician. People do have differing needs for sleep. Your doctor can help you figure this out. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more