Excessive Sleeping, Headaches Post Sleep, Depression. Am I Having Sleep Disorders?
I am 20 year old female.Height 158 cm weight 57 kg.I have been having excessive day time sleeping habits for the past 5 years.At one point I was depressed but I slowly came out of depression and was fine for the past 3 years.But the sleeping habits havent changed at all.How much ever I sleep I feel like sleeping more even though I know I have had more than enough.At times I have headaches after sleeping too much,I wake up and go back to sleep in a few hours again.During exams If I am interested in the subject I do an night out and score well or else I just scrape through,Am I suffering from any sleep disorder?Due I have to consult a sleep doctor? .I seem to love sleep and am not even scared I would flunk my exam.It's like I feel very positive during sleep.When I wake up I do panic at times about what I am doing but then go back to sleep,feeling I would start studying once I wake up,But I dont!
The first thing that came into my mind is sleep apnea syndrome which causes the exact same symptoms including the headache after sleep but it is less likely in your case because you are not really that overweight to cause this
The other main condition which causes similar symptom is hypothyroidism which can also explain the pimples. Please get your thyroid profile done. It is a treatable disease with medications. It has a fast and easy recovery
The third possibility is that your circadian rhythm is grossly disturbed and you will have to discipline your sleep habits. In the mean time please do the following things
Use your bed only to sleep. Donot eat, read, listen to music on it
Make it a habit not to sleep immediately after food
Go out, plan an outing or start a new hobby or a course
If there is anything else I could help you with, please let me know. I'll be happy to help
Should I visit a sleep clinic to get it properly diagnosed?
I have had thyroid profile done 6 months ago and it's normal.
I am happy you got back.
Sleep clinic will tell you if your brain is getting adequate rest by measuring the different stages of sleep. It will also tell you if you are having disturbed sleep.
In your case it will definitely be useful.
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