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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Hypersomnia

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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Sleeping More Than Usual

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced sleeping more than usual. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Idiopathic Hypersomnia

    Idiopathic hypersomnia is a disorder with no known cause that causes excessive sleepiness.

    This is often a chronic condition but medication and lifestyle improvements may be beneficial

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    impaired social or occupational functioning, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, irritability, daytime sleepiness
    Symptoms that always occur with idiopathic hypersomnia:
    daytime sleepiness, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that never occur with idiopathic hypersomnia:
    sleep duration less than 7 hours, nausea or vomiting, spontaneous loss of muscle control
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Kleine - Levin Syndrome

    Kleine-Levin Syndrome is a rare disease that causes episodes of intense sleepiness paired with cognitive and behavioral changes.

    This is a lifelong condition.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood, irritability, daytime sleepiness, increased appetite compared to normal, sleeping more than usual
    Symptoms that always occur with kleine-levin syndrome:
    sleeping more than usual, daytime sleepiness, sleeping 12 or more hours a night
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Substance - Induced Depression

    A depressive episode is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life. These symptoms can be triggered by the use of, or withdrawal from alcohol, drugs or certain medications.

    Any mood changes due to substance or medication withdrawal should dissipate within a few weeks (no more than a month) of stopping the use of the substance.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, depressed mood, irritability, anxiety
    Symptoms that always occur with substance-induced depression:
    depressed mood, substance-induced depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  4. 4.Depression

    Depression is a mental disorder in which a person feels constantly sad, hopeless, discouraged, and loses interest in activities and life on more days than not. These symptoms interfere with daily life, work, and friendships.

    Depression's course is highly variable, and it may last weeks, months, or years.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, headache, anxiety, irritability
    Symptoms that always occur with depression:
    depressed mood
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  5. 5.Mild Chronic Depression (Dysthymia)

    Dysthymia, also called persistent depressive disorder, is a form of depression that is chronic. The causes of dysthymia are complex, and often are a combination of biological, genetic, and environmental factors. Dysthymia can interfere with everyday life, and people with this condition report feeling loss of interest in their daily activities, sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of energy.

    Dysthymia can last indefinitely.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, irritability, difficulty concentrating, impaired social or occupational functioning
    Symptoms that always occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with mild chronic depression (dysthymia):
    severe sadness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Non - Specific Depressed Mood

    Depressed mood can be a normal occurrence, many people have short periods in their lives when they feel down or sad. Your symptoms do not meet the criteria for a depression.

    You should be feeling better in the next two weeks. If not, something else might be going on and you should see your doctor.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    depressed mood
    Symptoms that never occur with non-specific depressed mood:
    thoughts of suicide
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  7. 7.Bipolar Disorder Ii

    Bipolar Disorder II is similar to Bipolar disorder I, except that the patient experiences hypomanic episodes rather than manic episodes. A hypomanic epsiode includes the same symptoms as a manic episode except that it does not impair social or occupational functioning.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Common
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Bipolar Disorder Type i

    Bipolar disorder is an illness of the brain that causes swings in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to function on a day-to-day basis. These symptoms are severe and unlike the normal ups and downs of life.

    Bipolar disorder is a chronic illness. More than 90% of people who have a single manic episode go on to have recurrent mood episodes. 60% of people have a manic episode right after a depressive one. Risk of suicide is 15X higher in people with bipolar disorder, which underscores the importance of treatment.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Sleeping More Than Usual

  • Q.Do you have thoughts of hurting yourself?
  • Q.Are you sleepy during the day?
  • Q.On average, how many hours do you sleep?
  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?

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Sleeping More Than Usual Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced sleeping more than usual have also experienced:

    • 23% Fatigue
    • 6% Daytime Sleepiness
    • 3% Trouble Sleeping
  • People who have experienced sleeping more than usual were most often matched with:

    • 33% Idiopathic Hypersomnia
    • 33% Kleine - Levin Syndrome
    • 33% Substance - Induced Depression
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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