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.

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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...

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...