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because of my depression I'm sleeping too often?

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I'm sleeping a lot, even when I wake up in the morning I feel so sleepy I just keep sleeping till my parents wake me up..I'm feeling kind of depressed but not so much, I wonder maybe it's because of my depression I'm sleeping too often? But the last time I had chronic depression and almost committed suicide, I slept very well. Now I'm having only little depression and I'm over sleeping. Help?

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replied September 29th, 2016
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Welcome to e health forum.

Your condition needs to be assessed properly by a in person consultation with a doctor.

If a medical examination is normal, and endocrine disorders like hypothyroidism, metabolic disorders, malabsorbtion disorders, etc are ruled out, then it is more likely due to your lifestyle and lack of motivation.

A sleep study may also be done to rule out sleep disorders.

In such conditions, it would be best that you consult a psychiatrist and seek proper counselling and behavior modification measures.

I hope this helps.

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