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What medical issues can cause oversleeping?

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Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018
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
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Consultation.

Detailed Answer:

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.

Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied.

In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website.

Hope this answers your query...

Regards,
Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe, Psychiatrist
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What medical issues can cause oversleeping?

Brief Answer: Consultation. Detailed Answer: 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. Please remember to rate and close this answer thread when you are finished and satisfied. In the future, for continuity of care, I encourage you to contact me directly at my private web address below. After you ask a direct question, it would be my pleasure to be your dedicated personal physician on this website. Hope this answers your query... Regards, Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe, Psychiatrist