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Why do I eat and sleep all day?

Why do I eat and sleep all day?

Probably depression: Depressed people can have a more agitated type of depression where sleep is poor, anxiety is high & appetite poor, or the opposite may occur where they sleep all the time & eating is a compulsion that has nothing to do with appetite (or hunger for that matter). Obviously there are various combinations of the two. Is sleep and eating an escape or substitute for something missing? See your doctor. ...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


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15 months old with fever since yesterday 38-39 too much and too thick saliva didn't eat anything today and want to sleep all day?

15 months old with fever since yesterday 38-39 too much and too thick saliva didn't eat anything today and want to sleep all day?

Fever: Your child should be seen ASAP. Wanting to sleep, high temp and not eating are signs that your child should be examined ...Read more

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I'm 5w5d why do I just want to sleep?! All day and everyday

I'm 5w5d why do I just want to sleep?! All day and everyday

Need a check up: At age of 22 years you just want to sleep day and night
I suggest you make an appointment with your Family Doctor and get complete check up done including blood and urine test to find out if there is a medical problem ...Read more

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Why I sleep all day and stay mad when I wake up and let everybody get to me?

Why I sleep all day and stay mad when I wake up and let everybody get to me?

That is two question: Sleep is part habit, part biologic, and part escape. When do you go to bed? The average person sleeps 6-7 hours daily. Do you nap?
I wonder about depression, Satisfaction with your life. Why you are mad at people. There are certainly some emotional problems here that you may be dealing with by sleeping all day. You probably need some help more than a quick 400 word answer. ...Read more

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Does anyone else stay up all night and sleep all day? Am I the only nocturnal one?

Does anyone else stay up all night and sleep all day? Am I the only nocturnal one?

Night-shift-workers: Often, working adults prefer to sleep at night, but night-shift workers don't have that luxury, so they sleep during the day. As long as you get adequate sleep, average 8hours, it does not really matter when you sleep. If u sleep all day, u don't need to sleep during night--you can train your body to reverse this. It will take time, but very doable. If having problems, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm bored and have nothing to do all I do is sleep all day with the radio on?

What to do if I'm bored and have nothing to do all I do is sleep all day with the radio on?

You're depressed.: It sounds like you are suffering from (serious) depression.
You should see a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What can be done with someone who just wants to sleep all day? He is a 40 year old man and has no desire to do anything or be around people

What can be done with someone who just wants to sleep all day? He is a 40 year old man and has no desire to do anything or be around people

See a doctor: This can be a symptom of Depression. However, other medical conditions need to be excluded. He will need to see his doctor for a history, physical exam, and possibly lab tests. The differential diagnosis is quite broad and more information is needed to pinpoint what is wrong. I recommend that he see his doctor so that a plan of care can be implemented in the hope of an improved quality of life. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to sleep all day but then stay awake all night?

Is it healthy to sleep all day but then stay awake all night?

Probably not: Of course there are going to be exceptions. Most folks who have this reversed day / night activity level are not doing what is best for their body or mind. They may, however, feel they have not choice. Changing this kind of pattern is very hard, although it can be done. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's okay to sleep all day with a cold and hangover?

Please advise if it's okay to sleep all day with a cold and hangover?

What do you mean ok?: If you have to get to work, or you have children to take care of (or other responsibilities) spending the day in bed would not be "ok." if a person is drinking enough on a regular basis to cause hangovers, then that person is drinking too much. If one routinely has to avoid one's personal responsibilities because of impairment of hangovers, that is an alcohol problem. ...Read more

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How I fix my sleep pattern when I stay up all night and sleep all day.

How I fix my sleep pattern when I stay up all night and sleep all day.

Difficult: This is very hard to do. If you work on night shift, you are making a sacrifice that has to be weighted heavily in your decision-making about future plans. Although creating a quiet and dark environment for daytime sleeping may help a lot, you will never sleep as well in the daytime as you would at night. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 14 year old son to stay up all night, and sleep all day?

Is it normal for my 14 year old son to stay up all night, and sleep all day?

If you let him it is: The body can set its internal sleep wake cycle any way you let it. That's how shift workers survive what we would consider odd sleeping patterns. If you cave in and let him stay up all night, which is easy at that age, he will set his clock to sleep during the day. You can either reverse it or let it happen. It is not abuse to make him fit the schools schedule. ...Read more

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Who can I sleep better? I usually sleep all day and up all night what can I do?

Who can I sleep better? I usually sleep all day and up all night what can I do?

Reset Sleep: People with your pattern benefit from 'training' of the internal clock. First step is to stay awake all day, no matter what. Go to bed at night, setting alarm for 8 hours. When it goes off, get up and stay up; repeat. No naps. Excercise only before noon. No caffeine after noon. Get a white noise generator. Sounds simple, but if you stick to it, you will retrain your internal clock. ...Read more

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Why am I so tired? Lately I can sleep all day and I've been tired for weeks always wants to sleep

Why am I so tired? Lately I can sleep all day and I've been tired for weeks always wants to sleep

Chronic fatigue: There are many things that can cause fatigue or sleepiness. Medications, diet, physical activity and more can play a role. Good "sleep hygiene" is important (same time to bed, no food/drink before bed, bed only for sleep/sex, etc). Consider optimizing these first. If you still have problems see your doctor for thyroid or sleep apnea testing. ...Read more

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All I wanna do is sleep all the time. I am able I sleep all day and go to bed early. Is this normal?

All I wanna do is sleep all the time. I am able I sleep all day and go to bed early. Is this normal?

Prevention: Being tired all the time and daytime sleeping may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The quality of your sleep may be poor and you may be compensating by spending more time sleeping. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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I never have energy and it's affecting my life, I stay up all night and sleep all day. How can I change?

I never have energy and it's affecting my life, I stay up all night and sleep all day. How can I change?

Sleep reversal: Is a sign that your night/day (circadian) rhythm is distorted and may have some associated symptoms that require seeing a physician. ...Read more

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I get many sleep attacks throughout the day, there are days when I sleep all day or stay up all day. What should I do? I am a teen.

I get many sleep attacks throughout the day, there are days when I sleep all day or stay up all day. What should I do? I am a teen.

Teens sleep: Many teens can experience day time sleepiness. Teens need 8-10 hours of sleep at night but growth changes make it difficult for a teen to fall asleep early enough on a school night. Try and get to bed same time each night, read a book, avoid screen time an hour before, avoid caffeine. If symptoms persist see a healthcare worker for a check up. ...Read more

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I've been extremely lethargic, wanting to do nothing but sleep all day everyday for the past week. What could be going on with me? I'm worried.

I've been extremely lethargic, wanting to do nothing but sleep all day everyday for the past week. What could be going on with me? I'm worried.

Lethargy: I noticed you are taking Zoloft, (sertraline) Ativan and have a history of depression. Please see your doctor, your med dosage may need adjustment. Also have your doctor do a Tsh and T4 and CBC. ...Read more

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I cannot sleep at night but sleep all day, what should I do?

I cannot sleep at night but sleep all day, what should I do?

You may have to: Force yourself not to sleep during the day to help reset your clock so that you will be able to sleep at night. ...Read more

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I am 34 years old and I stay tired all the time and no energy and can sleep all day?

I am 34 years old and I stay tired all the time and no energy and can sleep all day?

Excessive Somnolence: Sounds like you need to see someone to be evaluated for thyroid, sleep and metabolic disorders. ...Read more

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I can't sleep at night, so I sleep all day. This can't go on, tried all medicines out for insomnia. Need help please?

I can't sleep at night, so I sleep all day. This can't go on, tried all medicines out for insomnia. Need help please?

Delayed sleep phase: It is a vicious circle, if you sleep all day you cannot sleep at night. You may have a delayed sleep phase synrome (in other words, you may be a night owl). If you really want to sleep at night and stay awake during the day, you have to put yourself on a strict schedule with no exceptions. Go to bed at a fixed time (use an alarm clock), get up 7-8 hours later whether or not you slept, no naps. ...Read more

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When traveling w/6 months old to country that is 9 hours ahead will it cause my baby sleep all day (now he sleeps all night)and be awake through night?

When traveling w/6 months old to country that is 9 hours ahead will it cause my baby sleep all day (now he sleeps all night)and be awake through night?

It may take a few: Days for your baby (and you) to adjust to the time difference. Depending on when you are leaving, you may be able to help that transition, but adjusting his sleep schedule a little bit at a time before you go. Otherwise you can keep him as awake as you can during the daytime once you're there and hopefully move the schedule to be more accommodating to the new time. ...Read more

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Always so tired especially in morning. If no one woke me up I would sleep all day no matter what time I go to bed. Why would it be so hard to wake up?

Always so tired especially in morning. If no one woke me up I would sleep all day no matter what time I go to bed. Why would it be so hard to wake up?

Varies: You description of not being to wake up easily varies from person to person. May be based upon meds, supplements, activities, or other possible underlying health issues. I would see a Dr. You may need a sleep study and be evaluated by a sleep specialist. You could have a variety of sleep apnea ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have depression and I sleep all day?

What do you suggest if I have depression and I sleep all day?

Expert Help, Action: Do seek "live" expert help. Start w/pcp to assess ur symptoms ; rule out physical causes 4 them. Depression leaves us feeling like we have no gas in our tank. Everything can feel like too much work. U may feel cranky w/everyone. The future can seem bleak, joyless. It's important 2understand what's underlying ur symptoms so u can get effective help. "action is the antidote 2 despair" -joan ba. ...Read more

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What could cause migraines, forgetfulness, and a constant want to just sleep all day?

What could cause migraines, forgetfulness, and a constant want to just sleep all day?

See below: If these symptoms are new or bothersome, please contact your primary care doctor to figure out reasons for things you experiences and take things from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm having trouble sleeping at night but sleep all day?

I'm having trouble sleeping at night but sleep all day?

Day / Night reversal: See your primary care doc to see if there is anything medical interfering with your sleep, but it may just be that you have gotten into a behavior pattern that is hard to change. If so, you will need to keep yourself from sleeping during the day no matter what, until you are able to sleep at night. For tips on better sleep, go to http://www. Stanford. Edu/~dement/howto. Html. ...Read more

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Is there any bipolar medication that's make you sleep all day?

Is there any bipolar medication that's make you sleep all day?

Yes: There are medications that are more prone to sedation than others such as seroquel (quetiapine) and zyprexa. It's important to note that people respond to medications differently. I have some patients who are able to take 400mg of seroquel (quetiapine) during the day and be wide awake while others take 50mg at night and it makes them exhausted. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cyclothymia and just started on quetiapine it is making me sleep all day and aggressive anyone relate?

What to do if I have cyclothymia and just started on quetiapine it is making me sleep all day and aggressive anyone relate?

Call MD right away: If you feel more aggressive, contact your doctor right away. Seroquel (quetiapine) often causes sedation which improves over time, but it does not always get better. For any medication, if it is helping and having side effects, you have to discuss with your doctor whether it is worth it to continue that medication, or to consider other options. ...Read more

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I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day (sat) if I don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?

I have lupus &always get sick (start of flare)for atleast a day (sat) if I don't get enough sleep during work week. Then sleep all day sat. Common?

Lupus Therapy: Antimalarial drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine are excellent alternatives for people with lupus who do not respond well to Ibuprofen or Aspirin (bayer aspirin, bufferin, ecotrin).Many people on antimalarial drugs experience significant relief of their symptoms, especially rashes, fatigue, and joint and muscle pains. ...Read more

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It's 10:30 am right now and I haven't slept, once I do ill sleep all day, been doin this for years. What's the cause? Cancer? Worm? I'm 19, male.

It's 10:30 am right now and I haven't slept, once I do ill sleep all day, been doin this for years. What's the cause? Cancer? Worm? I'm 19, male.

Seek help: Neither cancer nor worms should lead to abnormal sleep patterns. Checking with a health care professional about sleep, health issues and lifestyle may lead to dtermination of a cause or causes, and possible solutions. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby seems happy and healthy but since he was 2 months old he won't have more than 10min sleep all day I've been to drs but no help?

My 7 month old baby seems happy and healthy but since he was 2 months old he won't have more than 10min sleep all day I've been to drs but no help?

Sleep: Does he sleep well at night? Does he fall asleep in his own bed alone. If he's sleeping well at night, and just doesn't need a rest during the day except for "cat naps", he may just be a more active baby than some. Put him down for a nap at a regular time and leave the room. Let him settle himself down. If he doesn't sleep, at least you will have a chance to get other things done for a bit. ...Read more

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I've notice I've been going to sleep all day since yesterday, I sleep for 5-7 hours every night. Could it be that my body is really tired? Help please

I've notice I've been going to sleep all day since yesterday, I sleep for 5-7 hours every night. Could it be that my body is really tired? Help please

Somnolence: This could be due to fatigue from unusual activities, lack of sound sleep the night before, depression, an oncoming illness like a cold or influenza or a variety of other causes. If it continues and is disturbing, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to sleep all day the day after getting general anesthia for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Is it normal to sleep all day the day after getting general anesthia for a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy?

Depends.. .: Different drugs used to achieve anesthesia have different half-lives which translates into different lengths of time for their effects to dissipate. Depending on the amount that was used to achieve, the sedation effect may linger for awhile. Anesthesia drugs tend to absorb into the fat tissues of the body and may be released slowly afterwards producing some lingering somnolence. ...Read more

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My 3 months old baby cries out loud every day at night only before going to sleep all day he is active and feeds well what could be reason?

My 3 months old baby cries out loud every day at night only before going to sleep all day he is active and feeds well what could be reason?

Fatigue, anxiety: Babies at 3 months do get tired but do not understand the concept of sleep. They have enough memory to handle their wakeful periods, but really just pause between them. They do not seek or understand sleep until into their 2nd year. An illness or food reaction would cause fussiness all the time. This often improves as they pas 4-5 months and can roll over and entertain themselves more as they settle. ...Read more

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I would like to sleep all day and escape my life. My doctor prescribed me luvox (fluvoxamine). Will this help?

I would like to sleep all day and escape my life. My doctor prescribed me luvox (fluvoxamine). Will this help?

A/W Dr. Koenigsberg: You haven't told us what condition you are being treated for. Luvox (Fluvoxamine) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. However, it has been used off-label by some to treat major depressive disorder, PTSD, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. If you have a disorder that may be impacted by use of an SSRI then use of luvox may be beneficial. Take care. ...Read more

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more