Skip to comments.Causes of oversleeping?
Posted on 07/20/2007 2:09:28 PM PDT by tlj18
I have a question for you all. I'm kind of curious. I have a tendancy to sleep for very long periods of time when I don't set my alarm or sleep through my alarm. I will almost always sleep for around 12 hours without an alarm. I can get up no problem without the alarm. Normal people might sleep for 8 hours. Two nights ago I slept for about 15 hours, although I was up for 34 hours before that (that has made this whole week hard to keep track of what happened in what day :-) ). Yesterday I was up for 15 hours, then slept for 11 hours. Yeah, 34 hours is a lot, but still that amount of sleep is typical, unfortunately. I have enormous resistance to seek medical help, considering my occupation (Soldier) and my aspirations (U.S. Army Special Forces). I suppose it could be stress-related. I'm somewhat vulnerable to stress, but I will get the mission accomplished, no matter the stress level or other intervening stuff.
No, He fell asleep. This thread tends to do that.
Low blood pressure?
It could also be allergies.
I have noticed that if I watch TV for more than about 10 minutes it bothers my sleep patterns.
I wouldn’t worry about it...probably normal for you.
Go get a good set of hypnosis tapes. 15 minutes of hypnosis is equal to about 4 hours REM sleep. In college I worked 2 full time jobs on at night one in the day. I slept 4 hours a day 2 in the morning 2 in the afternoon. I used the hypnosis tapes and woke up refreshed after each 2 hours. I did that all summer.
I still am rested after about 3 1/2 hours of sleep at night.
If so then your a stud. BTW, any tips on where to buy the tapes. I need all the help I can get.
1) Sleep apnea. Both my husband and I had it. I had an operation, he used a CPAP machine and lost weight. It made all the difference in the world.
2) Depression. Are you grieving right now or have had any other losses (broken up with a girlfriend, lost a pet) that would be making you depressed? Depression can manifest as excessive sleep. In fact, the classic sign of a depression is to go to sleep, wake up very early (like 4:30 or 5), stay awake a couple hours unable to sleep, and then become desperately sleepy and sleep for several hours before waking again. You can be depressed without necessarily being aware of "sad" feelings
3) Anxiety. Any unusual stresses in your life right now (monetary strain, divorce, etc.) People under stress can sleep more.
4)Excessive caffeine, alcohol, other meds. Sometimes people can sleep with a lot of coffee or Red Bull in them, but it's a shallow sleep without a lot of deep sleep, the part of sleeping that physically refreshes the body. Alcohol, same thing. If you don't dream or can't dream, that may be a clue you aren't getting the right kind of sleep, so your body is sleeping longer trying to get it.
Just my random thoughts! I agree with other posters: go to a sleep clinic. Treating our apnea just made a world of difference in our lives!
Yeah. I don't think the Special Forces are going to let you sleep 15 hours a day.
LOL. That's a big one for me as well.
Thanks for the laugh. :)
I would talk to anyone you know that knows a good hypnotherapist. Preferably one that has studied a man named Milton Erickson. GO to them and ask how much it would cost to do a couple of sessions and have them make you a Cd that you can use.
I would also go to a sleep clinic. I had sleep apnea ( very bad case) I didnt notice much disruption in my sleeping but they said it was there. ( I had surgery to correct it) But if your body is craving it, you better check it out.
I’ve had sleep apnea for 12yrs, and I can’t get more than 8hrs sleep or I’m stiff and semi-groggy. The CPAP machine is something you have to get used to...but they do have mouthpieces now with “buds” for your nostrils. That operation on throat is only 50% successful...I’ve been to a surgeon about it. Also, the sleep study will determine whether the problem is physical or a quirk in the brain that sends the wrong message to your body. The big thing is oxygen saturation levels in brain should be in mid to upper 90’s(mine was 68 before CPAP,now it’s 96) Good luck with your health! ps People who work the 3rd shift are more prone to sleep apnea,diabetes and weight gain!
Well I heard a voice cry in the deep Come join me baby in my endless sleep Endless sleep
I just had it last night. I don’t get to meet with the doctor until August 8. They said I do have sleep apnea though. I snore like a pig.
I don’t want to sleep with a machine. I’ll go for the surgery even if it’s painful.
I’m really looking forward to ending the daytime zombie thing.
I think I found your answer here..
” although I was up for 34 hours before that “