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I feel tired even after 12 hours of sleep...what causes such

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For the last month I have been sleeping for 12 hours straight not waking up or anything and it is a deep sleep where i wake up and look at the clock thinking to myself "there is no way i slept for that long". Even after sleeping for so long I find myself really tired and wanting to go back to bed. I am a night shift worker but do spend time outside regularly every day after I drag myself out of bed. I was recently tested to see if my thyroid was low and did not need to up my meds also i was tested for vit b-12 and alot of other things that may come cause my sleeping they all came back negitive. I have also tried the whole only sleep for 8 hours and wake myself up, but i was soo tired I would fall asleep while at work. What could be the problem with me?


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replied May 26th, 2006
Sleep Disorders Answer A971
Sleeping problems such as you are experiencing can be psychiatric. Depressive disorders can cause the body to desire unconsious states. Hypothyroidism also contributes to this condition. You can visit a psychiatrist or other mental health professional to assess the condition and offer recommendations for treatment.
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