Sleep for hours and still tired?

United States
August 13, 2008 8:59pm CST
Its been like that since I was little. Even if I get 10 hours of sleep through the night and nap for an hour or two during the day, I am still low on energy and on some days absolutly exhausted. Does anyone know why that could be?
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
14 Aug 08
I would think changing your eating habits would help. If you aren't eating the right foods, stuff that is actually good for you, you can often feel tired and run down. It doesn't mean drinking more soda and energy drinks it means eating healthy and maybe even getting a little exercise.
• United States
14 Aug 08
That could very well be it. I have a 5 month old son so I'm so busy with him during the day that I never have a decent meal. And I know I never ate very well as a child. I was a very picky eater.
• United States
27 Dec 08
THIS DOESN'T HELP ME i DO TAKE SLEEPING BUT STILL FEELS TIRED
• United States
15 Aug 08
I'm like this too. I sleep for more than 10 hours each day and it still feels like I can sleep for days. I also have been like this since I was little. I don't know about you, but I have been stressed out for most of my life. I think that takes a big role in why I can't seem to have a lot of energy.
• India
14 Aug 08
hiiiii.......... i had the same problem as yours.....thn i discussed wit doctors.. he answered tht ur energy is consumed as compared whn u r awaking........ whn v r sleepin our all nerves faster......thts y more energy is consumed........ if u sleep for lil tim thn it ll be beneficial for u................
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I too feel that sometimes. Even if I have slept for really long hours (say 10-12 hours), I still feel low energy just hours after waking up. It can be Hypothyroidism, wherein the body's metabolism is slow therefore not producing sufficient energy. I had my thyroid hormones checked and it was okay. I asked another doctor what it could be and she told me that maybe I just lack exercise (which is true). Hope this helps! :)
@garry52 (47)
• China
14 Aug 08
maybe because you didn't used to present lifestyle,or no goog sleep last night becauce of nightmare.
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
14 Aug 08
My god 10 hours at night and then you feel that it is necessary to have an hour or two nap during the day? If you are sleeping like that I would think something is wrong with you. That is not normal for people to be sleeping like that. My brother is the same way. He can sleep for hours on end and I don't think it is right. Mind you he would never go and see what was up but in your case you should make an appointment and get that looked at. It is not normal for people to sleep half the day away and still have no energy to do anything. You might have an imbalance somewhere.
• Singapore
14 Aug 08
10 hours of sleep plus 1-2 hours nap, that's a luxury for me. People say that the longer you sleep (beyond 8 hours, I guess), you'll feel more tired than if you had slept less. I think you may need to have your blood checked or something by a doctor. A doctor would be in a better position to answer your question.
• United States
14 Aug 08
There are so many possible explanations. There is something called chronic fatigue syndrome, and with that you'd not only be tired, but frequently ill as well. It's unlikely that that is the case, though, since you've had that problem since you were young. Another explanation, and this might sound wacky, is that you're going against your body's internal clock. Ever heard someone say they were a night owl? Research has been done that shows that those people are biologically wired to be awake in the evening and into the night. I'm like that. I can go to bed at 9 P.M., wake up a 6 A.M (9 hours of sleep) and be bloody exhausted. However, I can go to bed at 4 A.M., wake up at 10 A.M. (only 6 hours) and be fully refreshed and ready for the day; it's just how I'm wired. So it's possible that you have a similar problem. If that's the case, you have to try to reset your clock, since with a little one you can't exactly stay up all night (well, not anymore than the baby already keeps you up!). If you have trouble falling asleep at night, try talking to your doctor about the problem - they may provide you with a temporary supply of sleeping medication to get you over the hump. Or you could try over the counter sleeping pills - I recommend Unisom, or Sleep MD, which is all natural. Regardless, you should definitely consult your doctor - it's no good to be exhausted like that all the time!
• United States
14 Aug 08
I have had the same problem but I am pregnant so that could be the reason....Are you depressed at all?
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
I have also experienced the same thing time and time again. Graah. I don't really know the reason behind it. lol.