Do you have sleep apnea? If you do, then that may explain it. Or, as someone else suggested, you might have anemia.
Actually, I am the sort of person who needs more sleep than average- I need about nine or ten hours of sleep per night in order to feel refreshed the next day. So you may be quite normal (not that I am- LOL).
The depression might also he having an impact on your sleep habits. Do you have insomnia?
May I ask- why are you uncomfortable asking your doctor about this, yet you are willing to ask complete strangers about it? I would encourage you to talk to him or her (your doctor), because he or she can help you address the problem that is at the root of this.
Good luck, God bless, and pleasant dreams!
· 1 decade ago