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What could it mean if I am sleeping too much?

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Last Updated: 12/18/2020 at 4:57am
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February 1st, 2018 6:47pm
depression not healthy eating or not enough sport, could be a lot but principally unhealthy lifestyle.
February 11th, 2018 2:56am
Changes in sleep patterns could have a variety of causes. If the problem persists, it may be a good idea to contact a qualified professional who can offer aid.
May 3rd, 2018 5:04am
There are several possibilities. You might just be growing, but that can also be a major sign of depression and you might want to check for other symptoms as well.
July 1st, 2018 6:33pm
It could be a lot of different things. It could be because of increased physical or mental activity. Sleep is one way that we can rest our mind and body and if you're exerting more energy than normal your body might be more tired. Sleeping too much can also be a sign of underlying health problems or even depression. If you're concerned, speak with your primary doctor who will be able to rule out illnesses and/or refer you for appropriate care.
July 24th, 2018 7:40pm
Sleeping too much can mean that you are experiencing mental or physical difficulties. For example, some people sleep too much because they took medications, which can affect their sleep patterns. Sleeping too much can also be a sign of depression or anxiety, for example, they broke up with their significant other. They tend to sleep more because they are sad or tired. Sleeping too much can mean different things, it is better to see a doctor if sleeping too much is a repetitive activity for you.
August 12th, 2018 3:12am
Sleeping too much is usually a sign of some mental complication, however, it could also mean that you overworked your body at some point and your body is trying to repay that sleep debt. Although, there are some psychological issues that can lead to sleeping too much like Depression, Sleep Apnea and Narcolepsy but I suggest you seek professional help if you want a diagnosis and further help.
February 26th, 2017 1:35am
If you're sleeping too much it could mean a multitude of things ranging from depression or stress to bad eating habits. It's important to isolate the factors that you think might be causing you to oversleep and seek professional help for a truly accurate diagnosis.
February 17th, 2018 1:50pm
There are a lot of possibilities on why you could be sleeping so much. It could be depression, anxiety, or even insomnia. It is always best to speak with the doctor if you're having these problems.
March 2nd, 2018 9:42pm
it could be a depression or extra need to sleep because of physical exhaustion. Too much is as bad as too little
March 7th, 2018 11:18am
You're tired, or maybe you've got a problem which does you sleep. When you do nothing you're tired too.
April 5th, 2018 4:35am
Medically speaking this can mean a lot of things. Disruption in sleep habits can go from way too much sleep to not enough or poor sleep, segmented sleep, etc. Sleep disturbances is a big tell tale sign of depression. But it doesn’t have to mean that. It can be that you have other issues. Low thyroid. Anemia. Or even something like bad sleep hygiene. Examine what else is going on and a trip to a doc to discuss it wouldn’t be a bad idea.
May 2nd, 2018 11:44pm
It could mean that I am avoiding feelings or responsibilities. It could also mean that I am just mentally, emotionally, or physically exhausted or a combination of all three.
May 9th, 2018 8:19pm
It could mean a lot of things. The most frequent reason that people sleep a lot, is because their bodies need sleep. Sleep is essential, but too much sleep can be too much. In conclusion, unless it's above 9/10 hours a day (7-8 is recommended) then you shouldn't be worried. It's also completely normal to sleep more when you get older, as your body needs it.
May 20th, 2018 6:28pm
What does your routine look like? On an average, how often do you think you sleep? Are you getting enough sleep at night? If not, how much time do you sleep for in the day to compensate? Based on your age, if you sleep for more than a maximum of 7-10 hours, you may be sleeping too much.
May 31st, 2018 9:06am
Sleeping too much can be a symptom of many disorders. Depression is one of them. Depression can cause extreme tiredness for no reason. Anxiety is another reason, it can stop you from being able to fall asleep because you're stressing. It can also be a symptom of many physical disorders, I'd advice seeing your doctor about it.
May 31st, 2018 2:01pm
What do you determine as sleeping too much? recognise when you noticed the change in your sleep pattern. Did anything occur at that time? change or loss of job, or any other changes? Have you been exerting yourself, under any stress or pressures? physical and mental exertion could mean that your body and mind need the rest. Listen to your body. Do you exercise? exercise can energise you, oxygenate your body and release endorphins which can help regulate your sleeping patterns.
May 31st, 2018 4:55pm
It could mean that you are more than just physically tired, the rest of you is still tired from something that happened
June 21st, 2018 4:22pm
This could mean that you are too stressed, may need a break, or are facing deeper problems that you may want to talk with a professional about.
June 22nd, 2018 2:43pm
Does this happen a lot with you? How restful is your sleep? If you find this continuing to be a problem, discuss it with your doctor, to rule out any sleep disorders.
June 22nd, 2018 5:21pm
It could mean that your brain gets too tired during the day and needs more sleep. It could be an indication of depression, too.
June 23rd, 2018 1:44am
You coul be mentally exausted becuse of school, work or home issues. It may be a sign of depression aswell when co vined with other factors
June 27th, 2018 2:34am
It is possible hat it can mean that you might be depressed or you have a sleeping desorder. Try going to bed earlier.
June 27th, 2018 10:41am
you not eating properly, not waking up at the right time, sickness, tired, stayed up too late, you also need excersize and water
June 30th, 2018 5:56am
You may be depressed. Your body feels that you are sad and refuse to do anything but sleep, because sleep is an escape from reality.
July 7th, 2018 4:52am
You could be showing symptoms for depression but I'll leave that to a professional to give you a proper diagnosis. Maybe you haven't been getting enough sleep and your body is just trying to catch up from being sleep-deprived.
July 13th, 2018 6:19am
This can be based off a variety of things, for instance it can be caused by depression, stress, over-eating, or lack of physical exertion. Over sleepin can be caused from all of this because the release of these hormones can cause your body to start to shut down and “tire” much easier than an everyday person who isn’t experiencing the same feelings. Either way, seeking a medical professional can be and usually is the best answer to truly understand your specific reasonings.
July 16th, 2018 5:47pm
It’s depression and must find way to think and to change time of sleeping and food diet and daily habit
July 20th, 2018 3:40pm
Sleeping too much could mean anything, including not much at all! A single change is rarely enough to tell what might be wrong. If your sleeping habits are worrying you, and you are struggling to change them, it may be worth mentioning them to your GP, who is likely to ask you further questions to determine what might be a problem, or whether it's nothing to worry about at all :). Hope this helps!
July 22nd, 2018 4:33pm
You could be stressed, or hurt. (Hurting; not physically though 😉) When you sleep, your brain takes the time to heal itself. Your body gets reenergised for the next day . But in some cases, say a lot has been going on, your brain takes extra time. Expecially if what’s been going on has been tiring. Or...if your depressed your body is healing. (I’m trying to explain it, but it’s hard 😂)
July 22nd, 2018 8:55pm
Sleeping too much could be a sign of many things, one of them being depression, and should definitely be assessed by a doctor or therapist. Sleeping too much could also be dietary, or other physical problems that should be assessed by a doctor.