sleeping too much

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I have been on Mirtazapine for nearly a year now. I am on 45mg a day which I generally take at 9pm most evenings. My problem is I sleep for so long, most days about 12hrs as when I wake up each day I am soooo tired that I tend to go back to sleep for more hours. Is this suppose to be the case? Has anyone else experienced this. I am off work with stree at the moment so I do have the time to sleep. I am just worried that when I do go back to work i won't be able to get out of bed in the morning. Any advice or comments welsome.

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    Not me i'm afraid.

    I barely sleep at all,even with zopiclone twice maximum and mirtazapine

    I'd be happy to swap places with ya for a while?

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    I'm on 30mg. Have been on this drug a long time before a recent break. Originally was also on 45mg. Despite what people say about being more sedative at low doses my experience doesn't confirm this. I feel less groggy and sleepy on a lower dose. Just thought I'd mention that.

    Have you tried forcing yourself to get up earlier? I have to set 2 alarm clocks to make sure I get up. Its a good idea to put one on the far side of the room so you are forced to get up and switch it off. Personally I don't think its good to sleep for more than 8 hours unless you have been very busy/active. A bike ride or walk in the morning might help wake you up. Could you try taking the tablet even earlier. My experience is that after a while I can take my tablet even in the day and it doesn't really make me sleepy.

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    thanks. I will try to take it earlier. I have taken it at 8pm the last couple of nights and it has been slightly better, so I may try it at 7pm and keep going down an hour until I find a suitable time. Thanks again for the advice
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    No wonder you sleep so long on 45mg - I take 15mg at night and last night slept for 12 hours. Waste of 4 hours of life. But I had good and interesting dreams.
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