It is unclear when the need for sleep that depression brings ends, and when the trouble waking up that autism brings, begins. I needed 12 to 18 hours of sleep a day for a week and this number has been growing steadily for the past month. I went to the hospital today to get help and was told I am not important enough for them to do anything. I have not been able to contact my psychiatrist over then last couple of months. For these reasons I am worried about getting too much sleep, that I do not have the time in the day to do what I want.