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Before Lexapro, I could sleep 8 hours like any other person. Now it's like my body thinks it *needs* 10-12 hours of sleep every night. I just don't wake up at all. It's not like I wake up and decide to go back to sleep because I'm lazy or don't want to face the day or something. I just can't. stop. sleeping. Since I am a hardcore night owl, when I'm not working I tend to stay up late and because of the hypersomnia I wake up in the afternoon which naturally makes me feel like a loser, lol.

Could it be the Lexapro doing this?

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Don't know about Lexapro, but I had extended trials of Prozac and Zoloft (several months) and they both turned me into a zombie. I'm also a natural sleepyhead, and when depressed sleep even more, so this wasn't a good side effect.

Wellbutrin is my friend and I'll never take any more SSRIs - they just don't do the trick for me.

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lexapro made me more tired than usual, but i didn't mind because of the benefits. now- SEROQUEL was the biggest offender in the sleep catagory- i HAD to sleep for 15 hours! needless to say, that stuff (on top of other horrific side effects) didn't last too long!

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Don't know about Lexapro,

Oh yeah. One doctor I saw when I was on a trial of it was Not Happy when she realized I wasn't kidding

about how much expresso it took to get to an AM appointment. An hour later my head almost collided

with my keyboard.

I'm also a natural sleepyhead, and when depressed sleep even more, so this wasn't a good side effect.

IMNSHO, SSRIs usually just make hypersomnia worse. You might be less depressed, but how can you

tell? ;)

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