Ok, I sleep at least 12-15 hours straight without waking up. It's getting to be a little annoying. Is this a sign of depression? Does anyone find themselves getting TOO much sleep? What are your thoughts?
i sleep around the same amount of time also....definetly deprssion specially if you have other signs of it than the sleeping all the time......try to set your alarm...or go buy a really loud one..lol...u will feel better once u stay on a 8 hours a day sleep schedule.
Sleeping a lot by itself doesn't equal depression but it is a sign. All I wanna do lately is sleep and I'm not depressed. But it does suck. I'm gonna start taking the Celexa at night and hopefully that'll make me less tired during the day. I waited before taking a Celexa this morning and I didn't need to take a nap today.
Its pretty random for me. I sleep anwhere from 6 to 12 hours. I find mornings to be awful for DP and my klonny script makes waking up on time near impossible. I also never sleep during the same times of the day.
I'm trying melatonin supplements. Melatonin is produced naturally in the body and it works on sleep patterns regular like metamucil works on excretion.
too much or too little sleep are some of the symptoms of deppression..even on meds i need a lot of sleep....which can be really irratating as i go to sleep as soon as my head hits the pillow, doesnt do alot for relationships......i agree with LOST, we are suppose to get into a routine and get up at the same time everyday....and force yourself out of bed.....its suppose to help
I think it is possible that over-sleeping can be caused by depression. But I have had Depression and Derealization for over six months now and I find that I am the opposite. I am very sleep deprived and most nights I suffer from some form of insonmia. Most people usually say that when you wake up very early in the morning (as I do) and are not able to get back to sleep thats one of the biggest signs of depression.
Just as a suggestion, maybe you shouldnt let yourself sleep that long. Sleep like 8 or 9 hours and then just make yourself get up and do something. Hope this helps.
Yes....sleeping too much is a sign of depression. I used to not be able to sleep at night and then sleep all day. Now I can sleep at night, thanks to the klonopin....but when I come home from work it's hard not to go right to sleep. My mother says she's never heard of anyone who sleeps as much as I do and can't believe it's even possible to sleep as much as I do...or did... I have improved. I am also very hard to wake up. People describe me as being mean when they try to wake me up. They think I sleep just to piss them off or something. My alarm clock is extremely loud and I can still sleep through it. I can sleep through both mine and my boyfriend's alarm clocks. I went to a party once and passed out by the speakers... people woke up before me and were blasting music and stepping over me... when I finally woke up they were like oh my god what's wrong with you are you ok.
i've just woken up from a 16 hour sleep and i could go back to sleep now with no problem if my bf was not complaining about it. i dont know why but lately i cant seem to wake up at all. i wish i could sleep for the rest of my life.
I heard a radio program a while ago which mentioned an interesting theory on depression and sleep. It went along the lines of saying that when depressed people sleep-in they subconsciously focus on their issues and when they get up they are in a particularly depressed state. Research found that depriving people with depression of a lie-in significantly reduced their depression that day. I don't know how true this is in the long term, but the Dr. pushing this theory said he had treated many patients this way.
For my own part, I'd say that on days when I've had little sleep (say 5 hours) I generally feel better than I do having had lots of sleep...I even think clearer.
I must admit that I have to agree with this, as I find I am much more awake and lively (hence can think clearer) on the days when I have to get up early to goto work.
If I have a sleep in on the weekend (anything after 11am) I find my DP, etc much worse. In fact, last week I slept in until 1pm and all day I felt as if I had not woken up and just felt like going straight back to sleep.
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