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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Hypersomnia

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4 Potential Sleeping More Than Usual Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.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
  2. 2.Mild Bipolar Disorder i

    Bipolar disorder, which is sometimes called bipolar affective disorder, is a mental condition where a person's mood swings between two extremes. One extreme is called depression, where people feel low, sad, and blue. The other extreme is called mania, where people feel high, elated, overjoyed, and are full of energy.

    Bipolar disorder I is a chronic (lifelong) mental illness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, irritability, depressed mood, difficulty concentrating, trouble sleeping
    Symptoms that always occur with mild bipolar disorder i:
    periods of feeling very energetic and needing little sleep
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.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:
    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
  4. 4.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:
    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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Sleeping More Than Usual

  • Q.Are you feeling irritable (easily made upset)?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Are you sleepy during the day?

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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:

    • 7% Idiopathic Hypersomnia
    • 1% Mild Bipolar Disorder i
    • 1% 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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