I have been taking quetiapine for years off and on and different doses. I'm on a higher dose now and I'm sleeping 12 hours a night even with an alarm. I take 100mg nightly. I also have narcolepsy which could have some play. Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing this? Thanks.
Does anyone else experience oversleeping on Seroquel/quetiapine?
Question posted by BlueeyedHellen on 2 Feb 2021
Last updated on 19 February 2021 by shadowchromatic
Yeah I'd say excessive sleep is normal for Seroquel, but 12 hours per night sounds on the higher end. I've been on as high as 800mg per day, and now as low as... well, about 1/4 of 25mg (6-7ish mg), and I got used to needing at least 10 hours of sleep to feel normal, generally speaking, starting at about 100mg and higher (I could get by on less time if needed but always noticed some "hangover" effects). Over the past year or so I decided I wanted to take back my life in a sense, which meant having to come down on Seroquel. Even with a dose as low as the one I'm on now (under 10mg), I still sometimes feel like sleeping for 9+ hours. The only thing stopping me now from ceasing it altogether is the itchiness (it's an antihistamine so you get itchy when you stop taking it, if you have been on it for a long time). One nice thing about Seroquel is that it makes you sleep for a long time (great for insomnia). The bad thing is that it often makes you sleep for too long, or if it doesn't, you may sleep 7-10 hours and then still feel groggy or have a foggy kind of headache the next day (something you wouldn't experience without the Seroquel).
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