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once or twice in a year I sleep for more than 18 hrs!

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I sometimes experience if I may call it a sleeping disorder,... symptoms don't add up to hypersomnia or chronic fatigue syndrome. I am a 31 yrs old energetic guy. I usually sleep for 6 to 8 hrs, though the timing can sometimes be erratic. Depending on when i go to sleep i wake up accordingly. ie. if its 3 in the night then i might wake up at 9 to 11. I don't usually sleep during the day. I am not usually fatigued. I even sometimes stay awake for more than 24 hrs and make up the rest with the next night. But here is the thing which amazes me the most .... once or twice in a year I sleep for more than 18 hrs... and I know that could have been more than 24 hrs if i was not disturbed by people. During that time i wake up to go to the toilet or eat and then go back to sleep. when I am done i feel very energized. My family thinks its weird ... I feel like I was in a hibernating mode. I would like to know if this is a serious medical condition to be concerned about. Ts hs ben hapn 4 7 yrs 2 m


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replied June 16th, 2011
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Answer A24126
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is normal to sleep for 6-8 hours. It is the time the brain and body needs to have perfect and proper rest. It is the recommend sleep duration for adults. Do not worry about it. Your body has got adapted to the sleep pattern. The ‘extra’ sleep that you sleep once in a year is necessary too to allow for rejuvenating your body and mind. It is perfectly normal. You are not alone, many people follow this (mainly by taking leave from work to rest). There is nothing ‘weird’ about it. Other people go for holiday to have relaxation, you have your sleep to rejuvenate yourself once a year. It is good that you are giving what your body needs.
Take care.



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