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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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replied June 9th, 2009
sleep from 9 ro 12 and half hours and still tired
Hello I'm having a simile problem any were from 9 to 12 and half hours a day and no one cna wake me up from my sleep . I f i do wake early from my sleep I even more tired through out the day than getting the reagular 9 to 12 and half hours of sleep . I work a night job and im usaully not tired from working there but in the last month and a half I can barely get up on time to get to work .
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replied July 20th, 2009
How long have u been on night shift your body could be trying to adjust
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replied July 20th, 2009
How long have u been on night shift your body could be trying to adjust
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replied October 11th, 2013
I'm always tired as well. I've tried having the recommended amount of sleep which is now 7 hours, I've tried having less sleep and I've slept for up to 13 hours before. No matter what I am still tired, which lasts the whole day, everyday. I'm now getting headaches everyday and feel exhausted even when I'm just sat down doing nothing. I've had my blood tested to see if my Iron is low but it's perfectly normal. I'm finding it so difficult trying to concentrate in college and when I'm studying at home, as I just want to sleep all the time. This is really getting on my nerves and I just want answers so I can sort this out and get back on track.
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replied October 21st, 2013
Hi, Sounds to me like you could have Sleep Apnea. Ask your doctor for a test to check your blood oxygen levels during your normal sleep time. Hope this helps
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replied October 23rd, 2013
Treatment of Sleeping problems
I read your problem.I think the main problem is stress.When a persons is depressed these kind of problem is faced.
Secondly,Your lifestyle may be responsible for these.Your sleeping time,your mealtime.Take the good and healthy food including more protein and vitamin. Regular exercise and yoga is helpful for you.
If your problem is not solved after these I recommended to consult your doctor and take the proper medicine.But improve your lifestyle its very necessary for you.
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