Any doctors/nurses etc online:- i have health question

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  1. B_mitchymo

    B_mitchymo New Member

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    When my alarm clock is not set then i end up sleeping for between 12 and 16 hours on a regular basis, 20 hours in the worst case.
    This CANNOT be normal, i'm 29 with no known health conditions weighing 10 and half stone with normal blood pressure.
    Anyone have any suggestions as i do'nt want to visit my doctor if its something trivial. Thank you
     
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    The internet's no place for medical advice. If you feel something's not right, see your doctor.
     
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    How much do you sleep normally? Are you constantly sleep deprived? If so, it may be your body trying to catch up. Otherwise, it's worth a trip to see your doctor. It warrants at least a blood test and probably a sleep study. I have obstructive sleep apnea and I am always tired so I do the same as you and wake up still tired.

    Sleep problems are never trivial. Sleep is vital to health in ways that we don't really understand. It's very hard to be healthy if you're not sleeping well.

    Go see your doctor (and listen to Bbucko).
     
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    Depression, thyroid, apnea....and maybe getting too much sleep. They are all possible reasons.
     
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    Why dont you contact the UK NHS helpline. They can help you over the phone or online without you seeing a doctor. Youre not gonna get a proper diagnosis here!
     
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    Point taken---thanks anyway
     
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    6 to 8 hours is normal. Anything more than 10 hours on a consistent basis seems odd. You should wake up in less than 10 hours even without an alarm clock.

    PS most people in the US do not know stone weight.
     
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    LOL....sorry Mem....most people in the UK do'nt know pounds (unless its cash obviously haha)
     
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    147lbs = 10 1/2 stone
     
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    Are you kidding? You have scales that weigh in stones?

    You should also do a google search about sleeping disorders and too much sleep.
     
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    well they have both on them, but ordinary scales have bolder digits in stones and electric scales are preset to stones but with an option to change to pounds....The UK is one of very few places that measure differently to almost everywhere else....most of Europe has USA measures but not the brits
     
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    Do you take a daily vitamin, could you possibly be low on iron??
    And are your sleeping soundly the entire time or waking up frequently so your sleep is inconsistent???
     
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    oh - and mitchymo, if you need a personal caretaker, i'm all yours ;-D
     
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    A friend did ask me if i was anaemic also, and i have suffered anaemia in my mid-teens, i'll try some iron.
     
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    Haha...i'll bare that in mind cheeky! :biggrin1:
     
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    go and see a doctor that's alot of sleep.... never rely on any medical information you find online
     
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    I say your too stoned, cut back to just 10 a day. No seriously. these guys are right about getting medical help in here but you can go to plenty of reputable sites to get an idea of whats wrong, One my sister and I use is WebMD, it has alot of info thats quality.Sleeping a long time might mean your not getting enough REM sleep or Deep sleep. You should get at least 2 hours of deep sleep a night. There could be things that wake you up all night long such as nasel blockage or snoring or a church bell that chimes every 15 minutes.Do you sleep alone? Id try falling asleep with a constant sound like a fan running or the ac unit. Maybe one of those white noise machine these block out noises that would otherwise disturb your deep sleep state. I may sound like a know it all but just saw a documentary on this just the other day; PBS I love it. What they found about lack of sleep was scary. you could get 8 hours of sleep a night but if its not quality sleep you'll still suffer the effect of no sleep. Irritability, mood swings, confusion, loss of memory, hey wait, thats me.
     
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    It may be a thyroid issue. Not to scare you or anything hehe. Someone suggested the same thing to me cause I am always tired.
     
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