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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Can sleeping too much cause fatigue as well as lack of sleep?

Can sleeping too much cause fatigue as well as lack of sleep?

Possibly...: If the sleep you are getting is not 'deep' enough (lacking sufficient delta or slow-wave sleep) you won't necessarily feel rested no matter how long you sleep. Ask someone who would know if you snore and how loud. Sleep disordered breathing can also diminish sleep effectiveness. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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 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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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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What should I do if i'm always tired, oversleeping?

What should I do if i'm always tired, oversleeping?

Behavior modifying: One place to start is practicing good sleep hygiene. Keep your sleep pattern consistently structured, avoid napping, use bed only for sleep or intimacy, and avoid lying in bed long periods without sleeping. If falling asleep is troublesome because of trouble turning off your thoughts, relaxation and imagery techniques are often helpful. For more help with these make an appointment with a therapist. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having a problem with oversleeping and sleeplessness from 4years..

Hi, I am having a problem with oversleeping and sleeplessness from 4years..

Sleep problems since: Age 4? A medical evaluation is important. Insure that you use excellent sleep hygiene, 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep oversleeping and missing school. What should I do to prevent this?

What to do if i keep oversleeping and missing school. What should I do to prevent this?

See below: Possible delayed sleep phase syndrome with sleep deprivation & poor sleep hygiene. (1) keep same sleep wake cycle 365 days/year (2) adjust sleep cycle to 10pm to 6am slowly (3) wake up same time ( eg. 6am) irrespective of time of bed if not working nights (4) avoid caffeine and stimulants after noon (5) daily bm will help with high fiber diet(6) slow deep breathing exercise daily for 20-30 mins. ...Read more

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Some docs suspect that i got iih. But doesn't explain me is my oversleep is related to this. ?

Some docs suspect that i got iih. But doesn't explain me is my oversleep is related to this. ?

IIH and hypersomnia: Iih is not directly related to increased sleepiness and tiredness. Medical treatment of iih can cause tiredness, best to check with your doctor. ...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