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What could it mean if I am sleeping too much?

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October 25th, 2014 6:26am
Generally adults need 7-8 hours of sleep.But if you are sleeping too much maybe it is a sign of sleep deprivation or may be you are too weak.
May 22nd, 2015 3:52am
If you are sleeping too much it could mean a variety of different things. To start off some people need different amounts of sleep based off their body and what their body feels it needs to re energize. So according to your body and your health the moment of sleep that you need can be different. Also over sleeping can be signs of not getting enough sleep at other times, an abnormal amount of stress, depression, and some other things. If you are very worried about it you can contact your doctor and ask them about how much sleep is right for you and what you can do to gain better sleep habits.
September 18th, 2016 3:05pm
Sleeping too much could mean a number of things, you're body could be tired from lack of sleep causing you to sleep more than normally or sleeping too much as well could also point to signs of depression.
October 26th, 2016 4:53pm
Depends what you mean by "too much," your age, health and on what's going on in your life right now. Normal recommended amounts for a healthy adult are about 6-8 hours per night, but there's plenty of reasons you might need more or less than that.
October 26th, 2016 9:29pm
There are a number of reasons you could be sleeping too much. This could be stress, depression, lack of sleep, too much sleep, irregular sleep schedule, etc... You may want to check with yourself and see of there is something bothering you or if you are just not motivated to get up in the morning. Think about your sleep schedule and think about how your days are treating you prior to those long hours of sleep. Somewhere along the lines you could find the reason by mapping out your sleep in a little more detail.
March 12th, 2017 10:54pm
Sleeping more than normal can mean many things. It can sometimes mean that you need to sleep and are exhausted. It can sometimes be something even more serious. Sleeping too much can sometimes be an indication that something is seriously wrong with your health. If you feel like you may have serious healh issue you should schedule an appointment with your doctor.
April 27th, 2017 4:15pm
It depends on how much you're sleeping though. If it is really extreme, like maybe more than 10 - 12 hours a day, you may contact a doctor. But it could also just mean that your body needs to refill the energy often.
May 12th, 2017 2:52am
That's a question that could have many answers. Medically, it's best to ask your doctor because there are many reasons for sleeping too much, some of which are attributed to physical illnesses while others may be related to psychological strain.
June 7th, 2017 2:58pm
It means that you are not having a normal sleep pattern. Maybe there are some things tiring you mentally thus your mind is in constant need of rest.
June 15th, 2017 9:31am
If you are sleeping too much it could mean that your body and mind are undergoing a large amount of stress, and need the extra sleep to be able to restore itself.
June 16th, 2017 6:09pm
You could be depressed, or (IN SOME CASES) you could have a sleep disorder, if you feel it is inhibiting you daily life, you should see a specialist
June 24th, 2017 7:16am
It could be a number of things. It could be something as common as being tired after doing a lot of work but on the other hand, it could also be more serious and mean that you aren't sleeping properly/enough for long periods of time. It could also be a symptom that you're losing motivation.
July 15th, 2017 7:58am
Sleep is an important part of our life. Scientists suggest that people who have difficulty sleeping or don't sleep much often can't remember as well. If you sleep lots and still feel tired, even after getting out of bed and starting the day, it could mean that you are ill or have low iron in your blood. Different people need different amount of sleep, and some sleep heavier than others. Sleep is good and natural, but if you are concerned about the amount of sleep you are having, please see a doctor.
July 20th, 2017 4:54pm
Sleeping too much could mean a number of things! It's important to ask yourself what's currently going on in your life. Are you working extra? Did you just start a new routine? You could genuinely be more tired, or catching up on sleep. If this continues for some time and you see your motivation to get out of bed take a dive, you could be sad or depressed. Are you grieving? What do you define as "too much sleep"?
August 3rd, 2017 12:18am
Sleep is a beautiful thing, it's a way to recharge and fade away for awhile. But the best things are only good in moderation, if you find yourself always wanting to sleep or sleeping much longer than normal ask yourself why. People tend to over sleep when they are depressed or anxious. It's a why to avoid problems or to fade away. This can become very destructive so be aware.
August 18th, 2017 5:42pm
Sleeping too much can mean a few things. It could just be that you are really tired but from a psychological experience sleeping too much can be a symptom of depression. As with all things there is no sure thing for everyone but the trend of sleeping too much has been noticed in depression.
September 3rd, 2017 8:07am
Sleeping too much can be linked to a lot of different things, including stress, depression, anxiety, &c. When did you start sleeping too much? How much is 'too much' for you? Remember that each person requires a slightly different amount of sleep, so it's possible 'too much' for someone else is actually just right for you. There is a Sleeping Well guide on 7cups that might provide more clues to you:
October 19th, 2017 2:02pm
You could have health issues, You could be fighting off a bug, or you could be avoiding uncomfortable things in your life. Id suggest a check up to make sure nothing health related is going on. After that start writing it down. Are you sleeping to avoid seeing someone or getting something unpleasant done? Is there a particular dream that is reoccurring that you may need to work through? Best of luck to you in pinpointing what it is.
November 8th, 2017 4:35am
Sometimes sleeping too much can be a result of a lack of exercise or Vitamin D, which is provided by the sun. I would go out more, maybe go for a run every once in a while.
November 16th, 2017 4:06pm
Well, when I was depressed I used to spend my time sleeping because sleeping madr the pain non existent. It's a way of escaping sadness.
November 17th, 2017 1:42am
it could mean that you may not have a routine set up or that you may not be getting enough sleep or is getting too much sleep. It does not necessarily mean that you are depressed.
November 22nd, 2017 4:00pm
Oversleeping does not necessarily mean an underlying illness, however it could reflect depression or anxiety. If you experience any negative feelings or changes in appetite or interest, you should inspect more closely. Perhaps talk with a doctor or professional.
November 24th, 2017 4:03pm
For people who suffer from hypersomnia, oversleeping is actually a medical disorder. The condition causes people to suffer from extreme sleepiness throughout the day, which is not usually relieved by napping. It also causes them to sleep for unusually long periods of time at night.
December 20th, 2017 1:31pm
Good question! Actually it could mean a lot of things that could be related to either physical or mental wellbeing. However, to actually know why in particular you sleep too much perhaps consult a doctor or use online resources that could point you in the right direction.
December 21st, 2017 6:19am
I am currently taking AP Psychology and we have learned about sleeping and sleep disorders. You're body is basically like a bank. Let's say to keep good balance you sleep 8 hours a day. Then one day you sleep for 6 now you're in debt two hours and your body is trying to make up for it so you'll have to sleep more.
December 22nd, 2017 5:16pm
It could (not necessarily would) mean that you are either depressed, maybe anxious or overstressed. This types of situations can make you sleep too much, especially if you're taking medication for those purposes. However, every case is a case and sleeping is a very complex matter even for experienced doctors, so there's the possibility you might just be pushing too hard and end the day exausthed.
December 30th, 2017 6:13pm
It could mean that the body is trying to recuperate what is missing, or it is a means to avoid pain and memories and to fill up time.
January 10th, 2018 7:29am
It could be any number of things. It could be that you aren't eating right. It could mean you are dehydrated or low on vitamins. It could mean that your melatonin levels aren't right and maybe a doctor could help those things. It could also be that you are depressed or are suffering from some other mental illness. With any of these things it's important to talk to a professional about this issue. Sleeping too much can do just as much damage as sleeping too little.
January 13th, 2018 10:27pm
It is possible you might have a medical issue that needs to be brought up with your doctor. It could also be a symptom of medication. If you think none of these are possible, it might be a mental health issue. People suffering from depression often state they sleep too much. Regardless, it would be a very good idea to talk to a doctor.
January 20th, 2018 6:30pm
Well sometimes your body needs sleep occasionally. Because you have Been making much efforts. But in general if you are sleeping too much then in some cases it may refer to depression cause one of the symptoms of depression is sleeping too much. It's often a way to avoid reality and seek sleep as a refuge. To put everything behind your back and sleep. But i think depression is not surly the only answer to That .