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What Is Sleeping 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sleeping too much be harmful? During school holidays, I can sleep at least 10 hours every night. Is it normal?
I have a problem of sleeping too much I m healthy person I m 34 years old plz tell me suggession I don't want to sleep too much?
Mental or physical?: hi anwarj806 Both mental and physical factors contribute to hypersomnia. Depression is one possibility...people seek sleep to escape from their depression. Overwork is another.. And abnormalities in hormonal control (eg low thyroid), or cortisol (immune defficiencies) or even rarely changes in the part of the brain (hypothalamus) most interested in sleep. Consult your practitioner. ...Read more
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
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