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Is Sleeping Too Much A Sign Of Pregnancy
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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