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Excessive Sleep Requirement

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  • Posted By: Sleepy Head
  • September 6, 2008
  • 10:22 AM

I'm really struggling at the moment balancing life and sleep. I never seem to get enough sleep although I get about 7-8 hours a night. If I let myself wake naturally at the weekend I tend to sleep for about 15 hours (but then I do feel recovered.) This obviously isn't a sustainable amount of sleep to fit round my job.

I've had blood tests to rule out hypothroidism; I may have a low clotting factor level but I don't see how this links in with my sleep problems. I'm not anaemic; and although I'm a vegetarian, I do take multivitamins.

Is this a normal sleep requirement? If not, is there anything I can do to deal with it better?

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