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Why am I over sleeping?

Hi there,

For the past 6 months I have been having problems with me constantly being tired no matter how much sleep I get. I would fall asleep at meetings and even while driving. Now its to the point where the past 3 days I have done nothing but sleep and I still feel exausted. On monday I went to bed at 5pm and the next day didnt actually get up until 11 am in the morning. Now threw that time I woke up several times to use the restroom but then quickly went back to bed. I even fell asleep on the toliet. the next day I went back to bed at about 3pm woke back up at 7pm and went back to bed at 10pm and again i slept until 12:30 the next day. then I went to bed at 6pm and woke up today at 11am and now it is 7pm and I want to go back to bed. What is wrong with me? no matter how much I sleep I am still extremly tired to were I fall asleep on the toilet  even at times while sitting in a chair? Please help


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Hi

It could be ur anaemic? I heard having low iron levels can make u extremely tired Im not sure to that point but thats what my dr told me, Have u tried seeing ur GP for any insight?

Are you eating healthily? Getting enough if the right food in could be another factor.

Are you TTC?

Thats all I can think of right now, Im having the complete opposite at the mo! Would u mind sharing some of ur sleep!!

Take care
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thanks for the advice

at the moment there has been a serious change in my diet. used to drink a lot of dr pepper now I have completly stopped and I have been eating a lot healthier which is why i dont understand the sleep issue thought it would change things. What is ttc? Dont have health insurance right now so cant really see a doctor at the moment.
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Hello, I really feel for you.  This happened to me, it was horrible I am still dealing with it but not as bad it lasted about a year as doctors just laughed at me.  You probably have a thyroid problem,depression or exhaustion. Also check for swollen glands for    mono. You need to see a doctor and get   everything checked.  A whole blood work for antibody level and thyroid. Goodluck! keep us updated
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Man this health insurance thing is annoying! So many people cant get help just because of this!

TTC means trying to concieve (conceive).

Hmm also baffled that ur doing better on ur diet and sleepier, could it be to do with the Dr Pepper? Cafine or something?
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Hi

I am undergoing similar problem these days. Initially around a month ago, I was lossing weight very drastically, like 8 kg in a week. That was perhaps due to my missed meals and hectic job demands. However recently I am maintaining the same weight as after I lost 8 kgs and also I m getting xtremely fatugues. I am pretty worried about my this habit. Life is becoming more demanding but I m not able to cope with it very well as I used to do, due to my fatigue, craving to sleep, improper nutrition and poor concentration on the job. That makes me nervous often on the job :-(

Often I feel like I need some1 to take care of my these deficits. But looking for a men is not in my circle of influence these days.

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Hi im 17 and i have the same problem...i fall asleep at 7 or 8 in the evening and ill wake up at 9 or later the nest evening. i waste entire days and this happens every day. im really worried and any advice any of you could give me would really help....my email is luci3-@hotmail.com
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Hi im 17 and im really worried because i sleep over 18 hours a day, everyday...and i dont know how 2 stop it. i wasted entire days on sleeping and its really starting to worry me...can anyone help me? please...
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could you possibly have obstructive sleep apnea?  I have all of these symptoms but I also am being treated for depression, have hypothyroidism, and obstructive sleep apnea, so I can't seem to win!
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I also over sleep, I sleep for about 12 hours but not necessarily every day, I'm studying and don't seem to process anything unless I sleep that much. My phychiatrist and GP said I had atypical depression, but I don't have any of the other symptoms of depression. So I've been taking lexapro, an SSRI (selective seritonin reuptake inhibitor), which inceases the levels of serotonin. It worked for a while but then they started having the opposite effect, I'd sleep for 8 hours, take one and then sleep for another 4, so I decreased my dose and went to see another doctor. She said I should never have been put on them in the first place, because of my family history with bipolar - so that solution is out! I'm stuck - tell me if you find a solution.
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I'm relieved to see this forum. I began having this problem at 17 myself, and discovered I have hypothyroid. Since then (I'm now 31), I have been having my thyroid checked every time I tend to oversleep (12-14 hours avg.) and generally my Rx needs to be readjusted. I have been told in more recent years that it was not a typical symptom for my thyroid condition, and they were likely unlinked, which I found strange because I could actually correlate the two so accurately, and it was due to this symptom that I was tested and diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Due to many relapses in my sleeping habits, though, I had much trouble in college and was subsequently treated for anxiety and depression. Many of the antidepressants only seemed to worsen my sleeping habits. However, for the last 3 years I have been on Lexapro (and the occasional Xanex for panic attacks), and so long as my thyroid level is balanced (it still fluccuates) I feel as though I can sleep at any time I choose to assign bedtime, and wake up 8 hours later refreshed. I do feel as though the consistent trials and unstable sleep contributed heavily to my anxiety, and blame this mostly on Hypothyroidism as the catalyst.
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wow, i am not the only one, i have exact the same problem as you but even worse for the past 2 years now i cant even keep a job. my boyfriend calls  me lazy because i sleep 12-14 hrs a day and he doesn't believe me when i say i am trying to wake up but i cant. i try to exercise but keep my eyes closed during it that is how tired i am every day. my JP  thought i may have a sleep apnea slept in the lab like a lab rat for them to figure it out i don't have it. i am not an overweight person only 148 lb, but use to be 128 gained 20 lb during the past 2 years since my sleeping problem.about the iron, cholesterol  is way higher than  it should be. good luck
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My fiance has a similar problem, if she could, and often does, she would sleep all day. I have noticed that her problem has gotten worse in the recent past and I think it is connected to some major changes in her life. She has recently started a shift work job where she works all night 3 days a week. In addition to that, she is a full time college student. The major factor I believe, however, is relationship problems (not me). Her best friends and roommates have recently gone on a drug using binge which makes them very moody and angry. This tension is being past on to her. This situation has her completely stressed all the time and she often sleeps to forget about it. Analyze your relationships and happiness if you have sleep problems. If something doesn't make you happy, change it or lose it. But that's just my opinion.
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I'm 15 and I can't wake up in the morning either. My parents think I'm just extremely lazy.  The alarm clock doesn't wake me up at all even if it's blasting.  I can only wake up when my parents tear off my blankets, grab me by the shoulders and yell to me that I have 10 minutes to get ready for school.  Then on the weekends when my parents don't feel the need to wake me up, I sleep and sleep and sleep until someone finally wakes me up late in the afternoon.
It's such a waste of my weekend! I have no social life because of it! And then I stay up late to make up for the hours of the day I lost.  It's an awful pattern!
I used to think it was because I wasn't going to bed when I should, so I started taking meletonin (sp?). That helped me get to bed on time, but I still couldn't wake up on time. I was getting detentions for being late to school every single day. I hate it sooooo much! I don't do it purposefully.  Next year I'm not going to have my parents there to wake me up every morning.  I just don't know what to do. Once I finally wake up and get out of bed and take a shower I feel wide awake and ready for the day, but it's the waking up that I have trouble with.

I seriously have a problem and no one believes me other than my dad. I can't wake up on my own!!! Help!!!
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I've had similar issues over the years, but they haven't figured out what's wrong. My thyroid is fine, I have depressive episodes but they mysteriously don't effect my sleep (it's documented), and all of my blood levels come back fine. I've cut caffeine completely from my diet and I've been eating much better. I'm six months pregnant now and it's a lot worse since I conceived (13-15 hours a night rather than 10-12). My mother think it's stress related (I basically hit the ground running out of high school and I've been having problems only since then.) I'm being treated for the depressive episodes with Zoloft and doc's sure that it's best to stay on that until we've figured out why I sleep so much.
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Dr Orrin Devenisky  a neurologist N.Y.U. has dx Klein Levin syndrome rare  case only 200 cases has been studied. No cure. treatment is avaliable ritalin 60mg daily.Symtoms (symptoms) usally disappear @ the age 20 -25years old. Please have full medical work up prior cbc chem panel throid level sleep debrivate eeg and psy interview done.
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I have the same sort of problem. Some days it doesn't seem so bad but other days I can easily sleep for 10 hours, wake up feeling exhausted, and can then sleep for 2-5 hours in the day. I am constantly tired, can sometimes feel myself dropping off when driving or at meetings. I'm tired to the point that I feel ill (you know like when you have a cold coming and feel tired and achey (achy)?). It has gotten a whole lot worse since I've been taking the contraceptive pill I think. I had blood tests which all came back normal so I don't have a thyroid problem or anaemia, and not having anaemia rules out a bunch of other stuff too I guess. I eat well and exercise (I run half marathons) though recently I have been too tired to train. I find that on the days I have lots to do I am usually OK- sometimes I feel a little run down due to tiredness but this clears up when I sleep. On days I have the day off I'm substantially worse so maybe the problem is related to depression. I'm generally a happy soul and very positive but have had a difficult few years after losing my father suddenly, breakdown of a relationship and struggling to find full time employment. Any feedback would be appreciated, anyone else get the feeling of having a cold coming on when they get tired?
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i had this problem too and it took me about a year to really knock it on the head. the best piece of advice i can give you is you have to change your mental attitude. most people oversleep because they believe they have to.

anaemia, thyroid problems, depression and sleep disorders are all linked to being constantly tired. however many people (myself included for a very long time) would actually prefer to be told that its their body letting them down as opposed to their own will power. this is quite unsurprising as actually the main reason why people oversleep is to procrastinate. it can either be your work load is too much, you dont have anything motivating in your life to do or even something as simple as knowing youre going to wake up in a messy room which you'll have to deal with later. one of the easiest ways to work out if you're procrastinating is dependant on how you sleep. if your body is genuinely shutting down and going brain dead for long periods of time this is much more prominent of sleep disorders and a genuine hunger for sleep due to an underlying illness. however most people describe having a deep sleep for the first 8 or so hours, and then they'll drift into very vivid dreams and maybe be able to encorportate things they can hear into their dreams such as the radio or family moving about the house. this semi consciousness is directly linked to procrastination and the best way to deal with it is to face whats bothering you.

being in denial is the worst thing because you can hunt out as many doctors as you like but they wont tell you you're anaemic because quite simply you arent. the best thing to do is to mentally sit down and work on over the course of 10days stick to a rigid sleep plan. go to sleep whenever you need to but religiously get up at a certain time ie 9am. if you dont then dont beat yourself up because this leads to more procrastination, 'i dont want to open my eyes and realise ive slept for 15hours AGAIN'. once out of bed, if you do need a nap the sleep on a sofa or the floor and if this is a regular occurance make sure you change where it is. this will disrupt your need to stay lounging on your bed because mentally your bed is the place to sleep so waking up somewhere else should make you feel more alert.

to overcome this you must confront your mental set backs and really work on creating a positive picture of where you could be if you did have a normal sleep pattern. finally id suggest get yourself into a regular routine, preferably sports based but otherwise just go for social in the evening. no matter how tired you feel get yourself out because this will jolt your false sleep cravings. many people sleep because they are bored whereas if you actually did some exercise you'd realise how much energy you actually had left.

also ive seen mentioned diets and coming off massive amounts of fizzy/energy drinks. the most likely thing is that you are not taking in enough good quality energy. id recommend the juice master slim for life. juicing is an EXCELLENT way to pour energy into your system in a healthy way. if you use your common sense you dont need a doctor to tell you that a bowl of cereal doesn't have the same amount of energy as 3cans of redbull. now you definately dont need redbull but suddenly kicking it out your diet will have a massive effect so you have to replace it with swomething to get you through your cold turkey phase. if this phase never ends the chances are you just arent taking in enough food. in fact you never were, but the drinks kept you on a constant high just burning your body away. this is especially  noticable if you were on massive amounts of energy drinks but you were never overweight. infact if you were underweight then you were never eating enough but the drinks kept you on this insane high and kept your weight kind of ok because of the massive amount of calories packed into them

i hpe this was helpful x
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i had this problem too and it took me about a year to really knock it on the head. the best piece of advice i can give you is you have to change your mental attitude. most people oversleep because they believe they have to.

anaemia, thyroid problems, depression and sleep disorders are all linked to being constantly tired. however many people (myself included for a very long time) would actually prefer to be told that its their body letting them down as opposed to their own will power. this is quite unsurprising as actually the main reason why people oversleep is to procrastinate. it can either be your work load is too much, you dont have anything motivating in your life to do or even something as simple as knowing youre going to wake up in a messy room which you'll have to deal with later. one of the easiest ways to work out if you're procrastinating is dependant on how you sleep. if your body is genuinely shutting down and going brain dead for long periods of time this is much more prominent of sleep disorders and a genuine hunger for sleep due to an underlying illness. however most people describe having a deep sleep for the first 8 or so hours, and then they'll drift into very vivid dreams and maybe be able to encorportate things they can hear into their dreams such as the radio or family moving about the house. this semi consciousness is directly linked to procrastination and the best way to deal with it is to face whats bothering you.

being in denial is the worst thing because you can hunt out as many doctors as you like but they wont tell you you're anaemic because quite simply you arent. the best thing to do is to mentally sit down and work on over the course of 10days stick to a rigid sleep plan. go to sleep whenever you need to but religiously get up at a certain time ie 9am. if you dont then dont beat yourself up because this leads to more procrastination, 'i dont want to open my eyes and realise ive slept for 15hours AGAIN'. once out of bed, if you do need a nap the sleep on a sofa or the floor and if this is a regular occurance make sure you change where it is. this will disrupt your need to stay lounging on your bed because mentally your bed is the place to sleep so waking up somewhere else should make you feel more alert.

to overcome this you must confront your mental set backs and really work on creating a positive picture of where you could be if you did have a normal sleep pattern. finally id suggest get yourself into a regular routine, preferably sports based but otherwise just go for social in the evening. no matter how tired you feel get yourself out because this will jolt your false sleep cravings. many people sleep because they are bored whereas if you actually did some exercise you'd realise how much energy you actually had left.

also ive seen mentioned diets and coming off massive amounts of fizzy/energy drinks. the most likely thing is that you are not taking in enough good quality energy. id recommend the juice master slim for life. juicing is an EXCELLENT way to pour energy into your system in a healthy way. if you use your common sense you dont need a doctor to tell you that a bowl of cereal doesn't have the same amount of energy as 3cans of redbull. now you definately dont need redbull but suddenly kicking it out your diet will have a massive effect so you have to replace it with swomething to get you through your cold turkey phase. if this phase never ends the chances are you just arent taking in enough food. in fact you never were, but the drinks kept you on a constant high just burning your body away. this is especially  noticable if you were on massive amounts of energy drinks but you were never overweight. infact if you were underweight then you were never eating enough but the drinks kept you on this insane high and kept your weight kind of ok because of the massive amount of calories packed into them

i hpe this was helpful x
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Have any of you considered Narcolepsy as the culprit? My psychiatrist noticed my over sleeping and went through various symptoms with me...I'm currently waiting to go to the hospital to get a sleep test done so they can confirm or deny the suspected Narcolepsy.
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Have any of you considered Narcolepsy as the culprit? My psychiatrist noticed my over sleeping and went through various symptoms with me...I'm currently waiting to go to the hospital to get a sleep test done so they can confirm or deny the suspected Narcolepsy.
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Have any of you considered Narcolepsy as the culprit? My psychiatrist noticed my over sleeping and went through various symptoms with me...I'm currently waiting to go to the hospital to get a sleep test done so they can confirm or deny the suspected Narcolepsy.
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Have any of you considered Narcolepsy as the culprit? My psychiatrist noticed my over sleeping and went through various symptoms with me...I'm currently waiting to go to the hospital to get a sleep test done so they can confirm or deny the suspected Narcolepsy.
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Have any of you considered Narcolepsy as the culprit? My psychiatrist noticed my over sleeping and went through various symptoms with me...I'm currently waiting to go to the hospital to get a sleep test done so they can confirm or deny the suspected Narcolepsy.
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