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Why do I desire to sleep so much?

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Last Updated: 12/09/2019 at 8:06pm
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January 12th, 2015 6:17am
Sometimes, I think people oversleep because it's a good escape from reality. If this is what you're feeling, I suggest a different way! Perhaps reading? Long hours of reading is equivalent to long hours of sleeping because in both cases- you're in a different world!
June 22nd, 2015 12:41pm
The body needs to sleep to recharge itself and recover from the day. Sometimes though, the body thinks it needs to sleep more as a method to protect itself, especially if you are suffering with depression or anxiety.
December 19th, 2017 1:44pm
There could be many reasons. Your dreams might be way better than facing reality with depression, more compelling and bringing more joy. Or depression makes you so exhausted that getting up or being awake is just too much of a hassle. Perhaps you prefer 'Sleep' over 'Living' and have no motivation to face 'Life' which is tiring and seems bland and empty or even hopeless, no matter if it's true or not. There are probably many more possible reasons, but I think most would be similar to these three.
April 19th, 2016 9:51pm
Sleeping is great. You get to step away from life's stress and hardships for a few hours. There's nothing better than 8 hours of sweet death every night.
June 5th, 2015 8:54am
Whatever you're going through can have such an effect on you that you feel mentally/emotionally tired as well, so it could be that. And sleeping helps you escape from your problems momentarily.
June 18th, 2015 6:58am
Sleeping is something I personally enjoy but it's just something that might be age or sadness but it's not something to be ashamed of
April 21st, 2016 10:09am
Excess sleep can be due to depression. Average sleep required by humans is 7-8 hours. Students also tend to feel more sleepy because their brain is tired. No one till now has been able to find the cause of sleep. But you're saying that it's your 'desire' and desires can always be controlled by willpower. Try to reduce your sleeping time and set a time when you sleep(preferably night) so that there is a routine. Have a continuous sleep and don't change the time when you sleep. You can also takw help of caffeinated drinks to keep you awake
January 14th, 2015 9:44am
Sometimes oversleeping is an atypical symptom of depression, particularly in mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder. Think about your sleeping pattern: are you sleeping too much, or in little bits at lots of different times? Have a routine and a regular bedtime that you keep to, and see if that makes you less tired during the day. If you are sleeping far more hours than normal, see your doctor, so that they can rule out things like diabetes.
September 14th, 2015 3:20pm
Sleep can be desired for a few reasons. One reason that I seemed to have found is because your mind wants to shut down all of the bad thoughts/problems
April 5th, 2015 11:59pm
Desire of excessive sleep could be part of not enough sleep, or enough quality sleep, or even depression. Also do you exercise regularly? What's your work/school/life balance like? Also, if you're continuing to have problems with sleep, seeing a doctor won't hurt a situation. :)
August 10th, 2015 3:19am
You may be using it as a way to get away. Figure out what you are trying to avoid, and you may find the answer. Otherwise, it may be a sign from your body that it is not healthy. Talking to your doctor may help.
December 28th, 2015 2:41am
Sometimes sleeping too much can be a sign of depression or other mental health disorders. Sometimes, you desire to sleep more because it is needed, give your body the rest it deserves. If lasting for more than a few days, talk with your counselor/doctor. You may be experiencing a need for sleep for a more serious reason.
May 23rd, 2015 12:03am
because when you're sleeping you forget everything for a while and you forget your problems and you just can be in peace for those hours, whenever i have problems i just go and sleep because it helps so much,.
June 23rd, 2015 11:45pm
I desire to get much sleep, because sleep is important. The mind and body needs rest, eight hours of sleep equals a productive and healthy life style.
February 2nd, 2016 10:34am
Wanting too much sleep can be due to multiple reasons - you could just be over exhausting yourself physically or even mentally - you might be wanting an escape from reality and being awake is just not making you happy.
January 17th, 2017 12:02pm
If you feel like you want to sleep all the time try to go to a doctor, some lack of vitamins can drain your energy and make you sleepy. If that is not the case, remember that anxiety itself absorbs your energy and that is okay! try to relax and involve in some fun activities that will make you ignore sleep!
December 18th, 2017 8:42pm
This is a tough question without a medical diagnosis. Sleeping is often a way of coping with depression, so if you have depression, that could be a possible reason. However, the desire to sleep constantly is oftentimes a sign that something is wrong. Talk to a doctor or someone you trust to know for sure. At least then you could fully understand; this is just something I would do ❤
January 9th, 2018 10:41pm
There are several reasons why someone might feel incredibly tired. Some common ones I can think of include depression, anxiety, hypothyroidism (your body is not producing enough thyroid hormone), lack of nutrition, and anemia. Sleeping too much can certainly interfere with your life. It sounds like this is an important topic to bring up with your doctor! They will be able to pinpoint the exact cause!
April 21st, 2016 9:18pm
sometimes people feel the need to sleep more than usual to escape there problems and there worries in their lifes
August 16th, 2016 4:22pm
Sleep abnormalities may be due to physical changes or emotional disturbances. Excess sleep may also be due to hormonal disturbances in young people.Physical causes include hypothyroidism, restless leg syndrome, etc. Emotional causes include stress, mental trauma, etc.
October 11th, 2016 3:21pm
There are a lot of reasons that could influence your sleep patterns. You really have to get a doctors diagnosis for a real answer. Sometimes, depression can make us sleep more or less than we're used to because we've lost interest in other things. Or there are a variety of illnesses like chronic fatigue syndrome that can make us feel drowsy. The short answer is that only a doctor can really tell you what's going on for sure.
November 15th, 2016 11:22pm
It could be diet or exercise related. You could be getting too much sleep. Maybe you're suffering from anxiety or depression.
January 3rd, 2017 3:42pm
Sometimes sleep can make our bodies more tired. I am a firm believer in exercise. Exercise not only re-energises the body but also the mind.
October 24th, 2017 12:00pm
Because sleep offers us an escape. An escape from the world, from our worries and the challenges. We feel so tired with whats the world burdened with us that we tend to resort to sleep as a form of therapy.
December 4th, 2017 3:36am
There are many reasons. It could be a sign of depression in the worst case or you just aren’t getting enough sleep. You should probably see a doctor if you feel so.
December 19th, 2017 3:32pm
Sometimes people become very tired and fatigued because of depression or other stresses going on in their lives.
July 3rd, 2018 12:39am
It could be because of your depression, or it could be because of another mental disorder, such as narcolepsy
July 3rd, 2018 10:52pm
It's probably to take off your mind of whatever is going in your life (or brain). You want some time not to think about your problems and be fine, okay. I had like the same problem and now I don't. Consider if you are depressed or something like that, talk to someone, it will help trust me.
July 10th, 2018 6:35pm
Always best to check this out with a medical professional to make sure there is no underlying physical cause. Stress can wear you out because your brain goes into overdrive and needs rest. Another way to rest the brain is meditation and yoga and to practice gratitude. Confiding in friends helps, also make sure you are eating right and exercising.
July 29th, 2019 10:06am
This is because I have so much work to do and after all that work is done, I need to take the load and stress off and just relax most of the time! That’s why I desire sleep so much. Other times, it’s a mechanism I use to basically just get away from the world and all it’s stress and have some peaceful time of my own. I also desire sleep when I need a proper rejuvenation of my mind and my body. When I feel very week and tired, I just sleep for a bit and wake up feeling stronger than ever!