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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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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Sleeping Too Much (Definition)

Oversleeping is a symptom in which one sleeps more than average and does not feel rested upon awaking. It can be due to a number of physical and mental health issues such as ...Read more


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I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism. I am very tired.. How is this treated?

I have been dxd with subclinical hypo thyroidism.  I am very tired.. How is this treated?

Not subclinical now: Subclinical means not clinical which means you are not having symptoms from the hypothyroidism, but you do have symptoms (tired). Thus, this is not subclincal. If you have the lab result to support hypothyroidism, along with your being tired, treating it is a reasonable course of action. Thyroid hormone replacement is quite easy and with correct dosing, side effect is rare. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I oversleep & am always tired, and have been for years. It ruins my life in the way an addiction or disorder would. Where do I find help?

I oversleep & am always tired, and have been for years. It ruins my life in the way an addiction or disorder would. Where do I find help?

? sleep disorder: Your sleep could be disrupted by events of which you would not be fully aware, and you could have even difficulty with narcolepsy, which is worthwhile exploring. Suggest an overnight sleep study, some blood testing for HLA factors, and even a trial of a daytime stimulant drug such as Nuvigil. ...Read more

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Why does oversleeping makes one more tired instead?

Sure Seems to..: Maybe, although I don't know why.. when I oversleep, I do not feel refreshed. Why does one oversleep ? Maybe body is fighting an infection starting.. Not aware of any literature on this, but I sure can relate some days ! ...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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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

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Can oversleeping make you feel really tired. Spaced out and nausea?

Yes: Getting too much sleep can make you feel as bad or even worse than not sleeping enough. Our bodies work best when sleep & movement are in balance! one exception is a recent trauma to the body or major illnesses in which case our bodies need time to heal. ...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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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more