FAQ: Can Oversleeping Cause Fatigue?
Q: I don’t feel the need for sleep, but I often like to sleep in an excess of 10-12 hours every day that I don’t have school. Can oversleeping cause fatigue?
A: Oversleeping more than 8 hours a day for a long period of time has no harmful effect to the body. Many in AFS have disrupted sleep, so being able to sleep more is a welcome sign. So, can oversleeping cause fatigue? No.
Q: I have been seeing a doctor about my thyroid. He is recommending surgery to remove nodules and is suspecting thyroid cancer. Is there anything less invasive I can do? I am worried about complications or long term consequences that can result from having a procedure like this.
A: You can always seek a second opinion. Fighting cancer requires changes to many aspects in your lifestyle.
You should read the following to find out more: Natural Medicine and Cancer
Q: How early on can you start to experience symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and can oversleeping cause fatigue?
A: Unfortunately, we have seen Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome symptoms showing up as young as 7-8 years old. More subtle signs could already be present but it is hard to detect early on.
Q: What effects does exercise have on Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome?
A: You may feel great immediately after exercise because of the adrenaline effect. After it is burned off, which takes 24-48 hours, then the body has to stand on its own, so to say. If you have AFS, then this is the time you would see how strong or weak your body is. Therefore, one of the common chronic fatigue causes is exercise. Or, if you have Adrenal Fatigue, you may find it hard to recover after exercise. The body’s energy expended during exercise also needs to be replenished. In Adrenal Fatigue, this ability is compromised. Rest is needed for the energy reserves to be rebuilt.
Q: Does a mental illness due to hormone imbalance have any correlation with Adrenal Fatigue? Can hormones be balanced to aid in helping overcome mental illness?
A: Mental illness may not be just related to Adrenal Fatigue. It may cause more stress in the body, but improving the AFS may not help to improve mental illness without additional medication.
Q: How does having a thyroidectomy affect my adrenals?
A: Your hormones all work together to balance each other. If your thyroid hormones are imbalanced, then your female hormones and your adrenal hormones may become imbalanced also. In particular, when you have the thyroid removed, the ovarian-adrenal-thyroid hormonal (OAT) axis will be disrupted. Depending on the kind and intensity of thyroid replacement, the adrenals will have to adapt properly. Improper thyroid replacement can lead to weakened adrenals and Adrenal Fatigue as well as crashes.
Q: My symptoms have been ongoing for the past 5 years. My doctor doesn’t seem to know much about AF or ways to get to the bottom of it. I know it has a lot to do with lifestyle changes, but how long do you think it will take before conventional medicine catches on to treating Adrenal Fatigue?
A: It may take years for conventional medicine to catch on. Your best solution is to educate yourself and learn as much as you can.
Can oversleeping cause fatigue? Fatigue is also a symptom of the body’s encumbrance from stress related pressures. The NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) stress responseSM, is a model that has a holistic perspective on the functional mechanisms in the body’s response to stress. It has two main components, the metabolic circuit which is primarily systemic and the neuroendocrine circuit which is focused on specific organs. The tools the body has to defend against stress that threatens our survival cannot be compartmentalized into a narrow perspective, so it makes sense that there is a progression of the functional perspective on stress, so that we recognize the body as a complex and self-regulated system. The metabolic component isn’t so clear in its biological processes and it is viewed as the last frontiers in terms of understanding the body’s response to stress. Metabolic deregulation can show signs early on subtly through sugar cravings or abdominal obesity. Over time if the metabolic disruption is unresolved, it can worsen and can lead to symptoms of medication and supplement intolerance, constipation that is severe and sensitivities to electromagnetism. In these cases, it is clear that the body is sending a message that it needs to be left alone as it is overwhelmed with stress.