sleeping more than half of the day

  1. 15 years ago

    i work 12 hours a day as a civil engineer,my problem is that i sleep the rest of the time till the second day,,,is it an illness or just because i am tired?should i do some tests?any desease related to sleeping too much?please if u can inlight me with ur answers

  2. sorry,i want to add that i am a 26 years old,no health problems at all,i am a smoker,so please if u can give me details,,,thanks doc

  3. Doc Kelley

    Apr 2004 Administrator

    Hello Hazem,

    Sleep disorders are NOT a topic that I know enough about to provide adequate advice. What you describe certainly does not sound normal, even if you are very tired.

    There are many other questions that need to be explored: Do you work twelve hours every day? Do you sleep the ENTIRE next twelve hours? How long do you sleep on the days when you are not working? When do you eat? How many meals a day do you eat? Do you ever exercise? Do you have trouble staying awake and alert at work? etc., etc.

    Please do some further searching on the Internet for "excessive sleep disorders" and/or narcolepsy syndromes. I will also do some additional research and let you know if I find anything that could be helpful for you.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  4. Doc Kelley

    Apr 2004 Administrator

    Hello again Hazem,

    I think you will find the link below to be your best chance for discovering more specific information on your condition. Explore the web site and then send them an e-mail explaining your symptoms. Please let me know what your final diagnosis and treatment are.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  5. 14 years ago

    I have a friend who sleeps alot. I don't know if this is healthy for her. My mom thinks it may be depression. Her family situation isn't good so I'm thinking this is right. But she has been really mean latley. And not to me but her parents, adults like coaches, teachers or subs, or anyone. I didnt know if this is a sign of depression also. It's got to the point where I don't want to be around her. And I'm sure this does not help the situatuion either that a friend is leaving her. But if you could help me by answering if over sleeping and meaness are signs of depression, and if not, what might it be.

    Thank-you for your time.


  6. Doc Kelley

    Oct 2005 Administrator

    Hello Erin,

    Sleeping a lot and an unpleasant attitude can certainly be signs of depression as well as many other things. Sometimes we sleep more than usual to avoid being awake, especially if we are faced with things during the day that seem to be out of our control.

    Does your friend know you are concerned about these things? Will she discuss this with you openly? If so, see if she will share with you what may be bothering her. And, if she is unwilling to be completely open with you, try to help her find someone with whom she can be, such as another friend, relative, counselor, or whomever.

    Let me know how things go.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

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