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What medical issues can cause oversleeping?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe


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Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 in Mental Health
Question: Thanks for being online! I have been sleeping A LOT the past couple of months; last night i slept 11 hours, and just took a 2 hour nap. This concerns me
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 2 hours later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Fatigue can be caused by a variety of things. The most likely thing is that this is a normal variation in the amount of sleep you need. Or perhaps it is related to stress in your environment. Less likely possibilities include a major depressive episode, or a thyroid problem or anemia. I would visit your primary care doctor for a thorough physical examination and basic bloodwork.

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Hope this answers your query...

Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe, Psychiatrist
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