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Dr. James Krick
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Sleeping Too Much (Overview)

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 sleep apnea and depression.


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What is the major cause for this sleeping too much, is it because this person is very lazy?

What is the major cause for this sleeping too much, is it because this person is very lazy?

Probably not: Sleeping too much can be a sign of several problems. One common problem is obstructive sleep apnea (osa), which is when breathing slows down or stops too many times during the night. Sleep quality is disturbed, and as a result, the person with osa may sleep a large number of hours at night and nap in the daytime, but still be sleep deprived. Depression is another cause of sleeping too much. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
40 doctors shared insights

Sleeping Too Much (Overview)

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 sleep apnea and depression.


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Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Can sleeping too much- I have depression- cause brain cells to die or to shut down or cause delay in thinking?

Depression/Cognition: Sounds like the culprit here is your depression. It can impact your cognition/ability to think ( difficulty w/ memory, concentration, and a slower processing speed or as you mentioned "delay in thinking"). ...Read more

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Im in soooo much pain from migraine right now, what can I do to get rid of it to get some sleep?

Im in soooo much pain from migraine right now, what can I do to get rid of it to get some sleep?

Confirm diagnosis: There are many causes of headaches that can be mistakenly labeled "migraines". First make sure that the diagnosis has been confirmed by a neurologist or other reputable headache specialist. ...Read more

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How to prevent too much sleeping? Im a patient of hypothyroidism

How to prevent too much sleeping? Im a patient of hypothyroidism

Normalize thyroid: Normalize your thyroid level with brand name t4. Then you will sleep as much or as little as the rest of your body determines. ...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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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

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Why i sleep too much?

Why i sleep too much?

Sleepiness: Please do a sleep study to rule sleep apnea or sleep related disorders also rule out depresssion also rule out medical causes as well. ...Read more

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What effect if i sleep too much?

What effect if i sleep too much?

Back pain: Wait til you get old like me.Wish i could stay in bed "too long". I do not know of any bad effects if someone sleeps longer than 10-12 hours if they move about in the bed and prevent pressure too long on any area.A possible worry from venous clots in hospitalized patients but not usual in normal healthy younger people. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 12 hours of sleep too much?

Need help. Is 12 hours of sleep too much?

7.7 hours: On average an adult needs 7.7 hours of sleep per night. If you feel the need to sleep longer than that in order to feel rested, it may be possible that you are spending a lot of time in bed, but are not actually asleep all the time you are in bed. You should consult with a sleep physician and they may recommend a sleep study. ...Read more

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I sleep too much. How can I control my sleeping habit?

I sleep too much. How can I control my sleeping habit?

Sleep: You say you sleep too much. How much is too much? Younger people who are in a growth time often do need extra sleep. Parents sometimes do not understand this since they themselves do not need the extra sleep. Your body probably knows just what it needs. Don't worry, you do not have a sleeping 'habit'. It will go away once your body no longer needs it. ...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