15-16 hours of sleep, still tired

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    Mar 23, 2015 6:39 AM GMT
    Like I said... 15-16 hours of sleep and still tired. Ever had long sleeps only to wake up tired again?
    1st time this happens in a WHILE. Guess it was one of those homestuck lazy uneventful weekends gone to waste. Hate knowing I'm too young to let life pass me by and too old to let it. Now I'm wide awake contemplating haha dayum. /:
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:14 AM GMT
    How many hours of sleep do you normally get every night? The reason why you feel so tired after having so much hours of sleep is because you're breaking your usual sleep cycle. Try maintaining the same sleep and wake cycle and see how that works for you. If your normal hours of sleep exceeds 9 to 10 hours, then go see a doctor.
  • mmmship

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    Mar 23, 2015 11:23 AM GMT
    That's right. Over sleeping actually causes fatigue. You read all about it on the internet, or just ask your doctor.
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    Mar 23, 2015 2:05 PM GMT
    You slept too long.
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    Mar 23, 2015 4:14 PM GMT
    If this happens regularly, have yourself checked for sleep apnea, most usually betrayed by snoring, gasping for air, and like variations from normal nighttime breathing. The fix is easy - a CPAP machine - insurance covers it, and you'll "feel better fast!"
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    Mar 23, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    look at what you eat?
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 23, 2015 4:25 PM GMT
    How much sleep do you get most nights? I used to sleep maybe 5 1/2 hours a night and then catch up on my sleep on the weekends. And I felt the same way, that I was wasting my weekend time. But I needed to catch up. Not ideal but the standard 8 hours/night just doesn't work for everyone.
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:12 PM GMT
    In high school health class the teacher said that it does not work to catch up on sleep. You can't be sleep deprived for 5 days and then on the 6th day sleep extra hours to make up for it. In my own experience I've found there is no substitute for getting complete rest on most nights.
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:23 PM GMT
    Erik101 said and @Destinharbor How many hours of sleep do you normally get every night? The reason why you feel so tired after having so much hours of sleep is because you're breaking your usual sleep cycle. Try maintaining the same sleep and wake cycle and see how that works for you. If your normal hours of sleep exceeds 9 to 10 hours, then go see a doctor.


    Oof haha if I could have a firm answer for that question. I'm a college student at the moment and im juggling other responsibilities (not complaining) but just stating that often times im getting home late catching up with college work. Or working on group projects, editing club photos/videos. Before I know it its 12-2a.m. and wake up at 4am or 10am depending on the day. Its exhausting I need to sort myself out.
    I really need to set time aside. Manage it better.
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:25 PM GMT
    mmmship saidThat's right. Over sleeping actually causes fatigue. You read all about it on the internet, or just ask your doctor.

    bleh true and thank you!
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:26 PM GMT
    unfounded7 saidYou slept too long.

    hahaha INDEED! You're telling me?! icon_neutral.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:29 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidIf this happens regularly, have yourself checked for sleep apnea, most usually betrayed by snoring, gasping for air, and like variations from normal nighttime breathing. The fix is easy - a CPAP machine - insurance covers it, and you'll "feel better fast!"

    Thank you so much, but I feel it's actually on the sleep deprivation I had accumulated along with feeling down with some things going on. You did mention some good things to consider though. Don't want to think of machines!icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:34 PM GMT
    pellaz saidlook at what you eat?


    Ah....that's another story, I need to work on eatingx I eat like a BEAST! Luckily my metabolism is fast enough where I don't gain any weight whether its healthy or unhealthy food.
    Blessing and a curse haha. Been trying to gain mass and get ripped. I really screwed up my eating/sleeping when I skipped 2 days on food weeks ago. Guess it was Stress and didnt feel the need to eat. Never done that before. Don't plan on it again.
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    Nivek saidIn high school health class the teacher said that it does not work to catch up on sleep. You can't be sleep deprived for 5 days and then on the 6th day sleep extra hours to make up for it. In my own experience I've found there is no substitute for getting complete rest on most nights.


    That's definitely what it is man. Guess the week takes the most out of my free time, or stressing. That I try to rebel and stay an extra 2 more hours late to chill (not a good idea). Or doing work for school/clubs/helping friends. As it haunts me in the morning to get up. I'm sure what your saying is true though.
    IF ONLY THERE WERE MORE HOURS IN A DAYicon_neutral.gif
  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 23, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    Jakeandbake said
    Erik101 said and @Destinharbor How many hours of sleep do you normally get every night? The reason why you feel so tired after having so much hours of sleep is because you're breaking your usual sleep cycle. Try maintaining the same sleep and wake cycle and see how that works for you. If your normal hours of sleep exceeds 9 to 10 hours, then go see a doctor.


    Oof haha if I could have a firm answer for that question. I'm a college student at the moment and im juggling other responsibilities (not complaining) but just stating that often times im getting home late catching up with college work. Or working on group projects, editing club photos/videos. Before I know it its 12-2a.m. and wake up at 4am or 10am depending on the day. Its exhausting I need to sort myself out.
    I really need to set time aside. Manage it better.

    Great idea but don't beat yourself up if you can't. College is just like that. At your age, you can handle it. Just catch up when you can.
  • bobbobbob

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    Mar 23, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    I checked your profile and saw your age as 19.

    Sleeping 12 - 15 hours a day is what most guys your age are supposed to be doing.

    http://www.usroads.com/journals/rilj/0103/ri010302.htm

    http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/teensandsleep/a/teenssleepwell.htm


    There's a lot of variation in teen sleep needs. My step son started in at 15 and was over it before he was 18. My son, the same age began his hibernations at 17 and continued them until he was 20. During that time I doubt I went a month without calling the pediatrician for a pep talk.
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:47 PM GMT
    I wouldn't have slept so long either if I had something to do. Or motivated to. Hang out with friends, go out, swim, exercise, get into my hobbies.
    The circumstances I'm in don't make it so simple, grr. Im going to make the best of it. Change what I can. [:
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    Mar 23, 2015 9:50 PM GMT
    FUCK, did I mention that my mom was not in the house icon_lol.gif wouldn't have gotten away with lazyness and over sleeping like I did . Just had lack of motivation on that day too.
    Im changing that.
  • venue35

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    Mar 23, 2015 10:49 PM GMT
    bobbobbob saidI checked your profile and saw your age as 19.

    Sleeping 12 - 15 hours a day is what most guys your age are supposed to be doing.

    http://www.usroads.com/journals/rilj/0103/ri010302.htm

    http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/teensandsleep/a/teenssleepwell.htm


    There's a lot of variation in teen sleep needs. My step son started in at 15 and was over it before he was 18. My son, the same age began his hibernations at 17 and continued them until he was 20. During that time I doubt I went a month without calling the pediatrician for a pep talk.

    your stepson pretended to be sleeping each time you checked on him silly
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    Mar 24, 2015 1:14 AM GMT
    venue35 said
    bobbobbob saidI checked your profile and saw your age as 19.

    Sleeping 12 - 15 hours a day is what most guys your age are supposed to be doing.

    http://www.usroads.com/journals/rilj/0103/ri010302.htm

    http://parentingteens.about.com/cs/teensandsleep/a/teenssleepwell.htm


    There's a lot of variation in teen sleep needs. My step son started in at 15 and was over it before he was 18. My son, the same age began his hibernations at 17 and continued them until he was 20. During that time I doubt I went a month without calling the pediatrician for a pep talk.

    your stepson pretended to be sleeping each time you checked on him silly


    Nah. It was pretty much a regular thing that he'd wake up around 10pm, get his super out of the fridge, eat it and go back to bed. It wasn't unusual for both of them to be up before dawn with me - starving - and eat more breakfast before heading to school.

  • WorkItOut

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    Mar 24, 2015 6:20 AM GMT
    If it perssists you may want to have a Doctor screen your thyroid level. If unbalanced this can cause you to be tired like you've not slept at all if it is out of balance. If you're tired all the time & feeling run down this could be one possible scenario. A simple prescription can take care of it. Just don't let them burn out your thyroid I've heard that is not the best way to handle it. Good Luck.
  • LJay

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    Mar 24, 2015 4:09 PM GMT
    MOAR SEX!!
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    Mar 24, 2015 4:42 PM GMT
    Jakeandbake said
    MGINSD saidIf this happens regularly, have yourself checked for sleep apnea, most usually betrayed by snoring, gasping for air, and like variations from normal nighttime breathing. The fix is easy - a CPAP machine - insurance covers it, and you'll "feel better fast!"

    Thank you so much, but I feel it's actually on the sleep deprivation I had accumulated along with feeling down with some things going on. You did mention some good things to consider though. Don't want to think of machines!icon_eek.gif


    URLcome. Don't worry about the CPAP machine; "everybody [over 50] is doing it these days!" Seriously, it's no big deal - and when you travel it's one more free carry-on for you to stuff more junk in!