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Thank you for your time. In my highschool and university

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Hi, thank you for your time. In my highschool and university days, I had trouble falling asleep as I was loaded with energy. Over the years, I have finally overcome this. Now for the last 5 or 10 years, I have the opposite problem. I can`t get out of bed. If I have an appointment like work or meeting a friend, no problem, I get up. But for most other situations, I sleep in way to much. My current situation is that on my days off, I sleep in until like 7pm. If not you, whom should I see?

Dr. Mark :

Hi! I'll be glad to help you with this issue.

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This is a serious problem, I can understand.

Dr. Mark :

Do you think there is something biomedically wrong or do you think this is an emotional issue?

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Do you need more time to reply?

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Hi, I have just received this page and it asks me to REPLY, but I don`t see your response/ answer to my question. I don`t see what I should reply to. Where is your answer? Thanks, sorry.

Dr. Mark :

This is the chat format. If you like, I will instead answer you in the question/answer format. I already started composing my answer in a different window in that format. Shall I continue there and switch this over?

Hi! You didn't reply in the chat, so it reverted to the question/answer format. I'll answer here, okay?

I'm rather concerned about this as I know you are. I can imagine how worrisome this situation must be for you. You are indeed sleeping in a pattern that needs to be examined, evaluated, and assessed.

It is possible that everything medically will check out. And then it will be a psychological issue that you will need to address in psychotherapy. However, you need to rule out the biomedical possibilities first. That's crucial.

Your condition is called idiopathic hypersomnia. That's a big term that means that you're sleeping too much, there's no apparent cause visible, and that it's not an issue of lack of muscle control. Here's a link to a reliable web page about this disorder:

So, please, make an appointment with your doctor to be referred for the evaluation process to rule out why this may be happening.

Okay, I wish you the very best!

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