[quote="Bebekoualy, post:1, topic:286021"]
I feel much concerned with this matter. I need between 9 and 10 hours' sleep. It's a great deal when you're considering becoming a nun. I've wanted it for 4 years now, and it is THE thing that prevents me from entering anywhere.
I need lots of sleep, and when I don't get it at night, I take a nap. It's just such a nuisance. I don't know what to do about it.
You can't assume the Religious Life, neither marriage in this state, because if you want to raise 9 children (I'm a Traditional Catholic) anyway you need the best health. Same for Latin Mass communities.
What do you think?
Get medical assistance--full lab panel.
Have your ears checked--overly sensitive ears can lead to depression which makes one sleep.
Chronic fatigue can create a greater need to sleep. I used to get by on 7, but now need almost 10.
I definitely would not recommend childbearing until the situation is resolved. If you already have sensitive ears, they will become even more sensitive when pregnant the first time. Being pregnant will make you sleep like nobody's business as well.
Some psychotherapy would likely be a good idea, too.
May the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus pray for you, and all who have sleep problems.