What could it mean if I am sleeping too much?

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positiveWhisper24
April 12th, 2015 10:09pm
You might be depressed. You might be stressed out. You might be not getting enough exercise. If you are taking medication, this could be a side effect. In any case, if you are sleeping way too much, you should consult a professional to find out why this might be.
angelwings7
April 10th, 2015 7:17am
You're trying to avoid life and you don't see a meaning in it. You would much rather spend time in bed alone without having to leave it. It could also mean that you are anxious about having interactions with other people.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2016 4:04am
Your body needs more recovery, may it be from physical, mental, or emotional stress, or from illness. Listen to your body and reward it with the sleep that it needs.
Anonymous
November 6th, 2016 4:11pm
Maybe you're depressed and you lost motivation and passion to do things .It can be also that your reality is hard and you try to escape from it by sleeping.
Bexicle
November 17th, 2014 7:18pm
It could mean many things. People sleep a lot when they are exhausted; physically ill; stressed or depressed to name but a few. It may be worth seeking advice from a health care professional if you are worried, as it really isn't a simple answer. I would tend to avoid 'googling' the answer as you may worry yourself unnecessarily. I hope that you find your answer :)
Openminded
October 23rd, 2014 11:12am
It could mean that probably your organism needs more vitamins or much more relaxation and less pressure in your daily routine.
PeaceTrain
November 10th, 2014 10:56am
It could indicate depression sometimes, but most of the time it indicates that you just have too much free time! Find something exciting in your life and it will be solved!
Anonymous
August 1st, 2016 3:19pm
if you're sleeping to much it could mean, you're tired, or you may be depressed, I would go to the doctor because it may be serious
voxbox
January 19th, 2017 10:18am
Personally, I love sleep. I think sleeping is great, sometimes a great way to escape some of the realities of the world and let the mind wander off and dream in peace. Physically - when I sleep too much, I end up feeling even more tired and subsequently try to sleep more to work it off, which I don't think works very well. Emotionally - I choose sleep because it seems to lay things to rest. Give the soul a break. Sleep doesn't kill you but perhaps there might be something that makes you want to sleep a lot?
katejune
November 3rd, 2014 9:45pm
Any variety of things. It could mean that you have a bacterial infection or virus that your body is trying to fight. It could also mean that you are tired. It could also have to do with a psychological condition. if you are concerned I would recommend calling a doctor to get their opinion.
Lulu1221
October 9th, 2014 7:17pm
Your body needs to restore its energy and like a computer, we need to reboot! Our brain gives our body signals indicating what to do to be 100% at all times.
Anonymous
October 30th, 2014 6:19am
It could mean you are suffering from fatigue or even dealing with stress. Being stressed can also lead to more sleeping as well.
MasterNamer
January 15th, 2017 4:53pm
Sleeping too much could either indicate that you have been lacking sleep lately or looking for an outlet away from reality. In other words escaping responsibilities and commitments because they might scare you or you have been under great stress lately and you just need to take a break from it all.
politeStanley
March 8th, 2017 7:47pm
I've read it somewhere that lonely people sleep more than regular people. Maybe you are lonely? or maybe the stress or anxiety worn you out and made you tired. Or maybe you just love to sleep. Who doesn't ? :)
Anonymous
June 24th, 2017 8:44am
You might want to see if you're feeling depressed. This can be signs of many things such as health issues or mental health issues. It's always best to check with a professional to see what is going on.
caitlinrose24
November 4th, 2014 5:44pm
Sleeping too much could be a sign of depression. Try keeping a sleep journal to record your sleeping schedule. If this lasts more than two weeks, consider seeing a therapist for a professional inquiry.
AutumnLeigh
January 18th, 2017 9:46am
Sleeping too much is a common symptom of depression. Many people mistake depression as feeling 'low' though most depression is in the form of over-sleeping, eating less and not taking care of one's self. In rare cases, sleeping too much also could mean a possible neurological disorder so please, make sure your physical health is stable as well as mental health!
Angelwings2
November 16th, 2014 12:07am
First off all, everyone's body requires a different amount of sleep in order to feel healthy. For instance, I need 9 hours of sleep a night and my sister only needs 4-5. The first step is to identify what it means to sleep too much. If in fact you believe you are sleeping more than your body needs there are a number of reasons. Depression, low thyroid function, chronic fatigue syndrome all make it difficult for people to feel energized even after a full nights sleep. If in doubt, the best thing to do is see a general practitioner who can help identify any underlying causes.
adaptivePond72
December 21st, 2015 5:42pm
It might mean that you're trying to avoid the bitter events around you or maybe you're just not well.
Cito16
September 15th, 2016 5:40pm
First maybe I feel lonely or frustrated and exhausted. Should it make a record and analyze of something going abnormal
Anonymous
March 12th, 2017 3:23am
Poor quality of sleep could be the culprit, what helps me improve my sleep is a mindfulness/ relaxation meditation right before bed and no looking at any kind of screen ( phone, tv, iPad etc) before bed. It could mean you are going through a sad moment. There maybe a medical reason and a doctor would be able to pinpoint that.
Anonymous
October 7th, 2016 6:58pm
You can sleep too much for the same reasons one might sleep little. Stress, grief, bad life situation, bad life habits etc.
spectacularCreature82
April 6th, 2017 10:43pm
Sleeping too much can be an indicator of stress in your life - maybe it's time to think about some of the things making you unhappy - is it exam stress? Work stress, or home stress? Whatever it is, sleeping too much, while usually pretty good for your health, should be a little flag to what's going on in your mind.
WallieWhale
September 29th, 2016 7:04pm
you might feel that you don't have anything to do. I'd suggest get a hobby and wake up in the morning not late.
Anonymous
January 7th, 2017 4:27pm
Sleeping too much could be related to your physical, mental, or emotional health. An of example for each could be from being too physically active from the day of exercising or moving about without enough, or experiences in emotional and mental stress from work or school. It really depends. A good approach is to analyze your daily routine and determine how balanced is your physical, emotional, and mental healthy are.
Anonymous
January 26th, 2017 5:15pm
Sleeping too much can be for many reasons. You may be catching up on missed sleep, you could be depressed or unwell. I would suggest going to visit your doctor to discuss this, and so they can do some blood tests to rule out any medical reason. You can also try getting yourself into a routine - go to bed at a set time and and get up at a set time each day to train yourself to sleep bettef
roseMelody95
February 17th, 2017 8:34am
It could mean you're depressed, or it could mean there is something physically wrong with you that you'd need to see a doctor about, or it could be because of new medications you're on, It's hard to know for sure, so it is usually best to go and see a doctor about it if you are able to.
pinkespresso
April 15th, 2017 6:23am
Sometimes, sleeping too much happens because we are overworking ourselves. School, work, and everyday life can just be exhausting! We can also get really tired if we're feeling depressed or anxious, so it's important to keep an eye out for those warning signs of possible mental health challenges!
ams96
December 31st, 2017 9:33pm
Excessive sleeping can mean a lot of things, so it's best to narrow it down - are you not sleeping enough at night, and end up sleeping throughout the day? Or, do you sleep to avoid feelings that you're having? There are endless possibilities, but I really recommend speaking to your doctor.
InsertYouNameHere
January 12th, 2018 11:27pm
Firstly, maybe you are actually really tired. In that case sleep helps you to recover faster. If that's not the case, long periods of sleeping is known to be as a defense mechanism. If you experience anxiety, stress, hopelessness etc. - we tend to sleep more. At that moment it helps you to get through the day with out having to feel more stress, but in the long run it won't be as effective.