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Cody Dawg
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:27 PM
 
I thought about having a poll but it is such a highly subjective topic that the answers will vary too much.

I usually average about 6 hours of sleep a night. I do best on 7 hours, but I work late and get up early.

Today I decided to sleep all day, not work, just sleep. I FEEL GREAT. Do you ever just sleep all day long? I've decided that I'm going to start making sure I get more sleep.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:32 PM
 
I usually sleep around 6-7 hours a night. My problem is that I want to go to sleep at 1 am, but I usually have to get up at 6 am for work. Thus I always feel like I`m very much not on a proper sleep schedule. If I had it my way I`d be going to bed at 1 am, getting up at 10 am, and lounging around in my PJs all day long. But thats me.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:38 PM
 
I sleep between 6-7 hours. I remember sleeping for hours and hours in my youth, but now I look up at the clock and feel I can't get to sleep so I might as well get up. I long for that cozy feeling where I want to stay in that sleep/awake state for hours. Long gone I think.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:43 PM
 
6-7 hours when time is tight, 8-9 hours when i can
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:46 PM
 
not enough
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 10:48 PM
 
I typically average around 6 hours. If things were perfect, I would get around 7-8 hours and go to bed at a decent time. Unfortunately, I highly enjoy the nighttime and typically won't go to bed until 1, 2, or 3am. Sometimes I miss going to bed at a decent time - like 10pm - and getting up at 6am refreshed and ready to go.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:08 PM
 
My sleep time varies between 2 and 12 hrs. I am not able to maintain a decent rhythm of sleep. I seriously think that it affects my life in a very bad way. For example, most days I only eat once, and thats sometimes after being hours awake. Currently I have school holidays, which makes things only worse. I seriously need to change that.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
I need 8 hours otherwise I rat sh!t.

Kinda sux, wish I was one of those poeple who can survive on 4 hours.

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Jan 30, 2006, 11:25 PM
 
4-5 hours if I am lucky.

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Jan 30, 2006, 11:39 PM
 
try to get at least 6 hours...usually get less when I am oncall...the pager by the bed makes sleep a challenge...
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:39 PM
 
I have a chronic illness that affects my health and though it's not visible to the average person, I definitely feel the effects of it if I do not take eat right or get enough sleep.

I notice that I feel 100% better when I get enough sleep. Sleep is really one of the best gifts we can give ourselves, I think.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:44 PM
 
Lately around 4-6 hours. I am a natural night owl, and when left to my own devices I have absolutely no problem staying up past 3 or 4 AM or whenever. But then, life (read: school) comes along and tells me I need to wake up by 7 AM.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:45 PM
 
5 hrs
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
4-5 hours at night and 1-2 hours in class.
     
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Jan 30, 2006, 11:57 PM
 
I need about nine hours of sleep to really be fully effective. I couldn't imagine getting too much less that that at all. I'd be a wreck.
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:02 AM
 
Anywhere from 0 hours on a bad day (I try to limit those to 1-3 per year) through 3 or 4 hours (what I'll probably get tonight) to 7-9 hours (95% of the time) to 12 hours (on a really good (bad?) day).

In other words, it varies. A lot. Which probably ain't good.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:22 AM
 
I vary so much...

6 hours when I have 9AM class. 8 hours when 12 Noon class, 10 hours on the weekend. BUT, it all depends on what I have to do... I could sleep 14 hours if I could.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:31 AM
 
I like 8 hours, but usually get 6-7. i can go for like 16 if you let me...
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:38 AM
 
On weekend my boyfriend gets 16 hours if you let him.
Weekdays he gets under 6.

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Jan 31, 2006, 12:39 AM
 
I do good to get 5 hours. I try to sleep more but I usually just can't fall asleep before 2am unless I take something like Ambien. Which by the way gives me the best rest I've ever had.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:48 AM
 
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:49 AM
 
My medication for my psychosis and and other psychotic abnormalities like tracking down MacNN members addresses and driving by wanting to go in and...

Well around 12 hours and naps in between. Powerfull stuff. Makes me really drowsy...
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:55 AM
 
somewhere between 4 and 14... and the crazy part is I have the same amount of energy throughout the day weather its 4 or 14... i am always tired.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:08 AM
 
now that i've given up on school again, too goddamn much. need to start volunteering again.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:16 AM
 
Varies a lot. 4-5 on nights with classes in the morning, 7 or so on work nights, and then 10 or more if i have nothing to wake up for the next day. Most weeks tend towards the lower end, since sunday is my only day off.

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Jan 31, 2006, 01:20 AM
 
7-7.5 hours during the week. I'm usually trashed by Friday as my body rebels on me for getting less than 8 hrs a night.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:24 AM
 
6 - 7 hours, although when I worked two jobs, I got by on 4 -5 hours for about five years. I'm a night person, so I usually go to bed around 1 a.m.
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:26 AM
 
7–9 hours. About to do so now. Good night everybody!
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:29 AM
 
About 6 on weeknights, 10 on weekends. Nice change from the 4-5 hour weeknights I was getting all of last year.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:36 AM
 
I'm not sleeping much tonight, unfortunately.

I have a sick small child to tend to tonight.

But, we're catching up on Animal Planet.

     
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:45 AM
 
About 5-6 hours during the week and maybe 7 on the weekends... if I don't hit the clubs....
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 03:25 AM
 
4-8 depending on if my rational school/work side wins over my natural tendency to think that anything before 6-7AM is too early to go to sleep....problem is that classes start at 8:30AM.
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Jan 31, 2006, 07:32 AM
 
1 billion hours.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 08:51 AM
 
Until I was 30 I needed at least 8 hours. 7 worked well once or twice a week, 9 were perfect.

Now that I am over 40 I sleep around 7 hours a night. If I don't set my alarm clock, thats also the time after I wake up myself. Sometimes, every two weeks I try 8 or more. Thats perfect for recovering.

I also found out that taking iron is good for me. I felt tired all my life, unrelated to the length of my sleep. When I take iron, after one week, I need less sleep, are not tired and swimming and running (in the morning before breakfast) is easy as a wink.

More: alcohol makes your sleep shallow. You fall asleep quickly but your sleep will be less deep making you tired in the morning. I really hate being tired! But I like wine in the evening .
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 09:13 AM
 
3-4 ... maybe 5 on a weekend. I"ve been that way for as long as I can remember.
It's quite good on the productivity side.
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Jan 31, 2006, 09:47 AM
 
After Japan (2-4 hours a night) I need roughly insane 7-9 hours a day.
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 10:00 AM
 
I need no less than 7 1/2 hours on a regular basis. I can get away with as little as 3 on a one-night basis, and feel somewhat OK the next day, but unless I get my full sleep load the following night, I'm a zombie on the day after that.

When I don't get enough sleep on a regular basis, my body shuts itself off during the day. I don't fall asleep exactly, but the parts of my brain that keep track of time just shut off. I could ponder a problem at work for five minutes, then look at the clock and notice twenty have passed!

When I went to Japan on business a few years back, I had a little bit of work to do the night before a design review, and that turned into staying up until 4:30 AM. Of course, that screwed up my acclimation to Japan time, and I was absolutely wrecked the following day! The review went OK, but most of the extra work I did the night before was unnecessary. And by the time we got to the Karaoke bar after dinner, I think all that was keeping me awake was the bad, bad signing!
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 10:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Cody Dawg
I have a chronic illness that affects my health and though it's not visible to the average person, I definitely feel the effects of it if I do not take eat right or get enough sleep.

I notice that I feel 100% better when I get enough sleep. Sleep is really one of the best gifts we can give ourselves, I think.
Yes, Cody sleep is very important. I hope that you will try to get more sleep. The body needs that time to repair.

I try to get between 7 - 8 hours.

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Jan 31, 2006, 11:04 AM
 
7 1/2 seems to be my magic number but the reality of it is I usually get 6 1/2. I can function a lot better on 4 hours of sleep better then I can on 12 so I would rather sleep too little.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 11:12 AM
 
7 hours or I fall asleep in class.
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Jan 31, 2006, 11:47 AM
 
6-7 hrs. at home, 8-9 hrs. at the office. Except the lunch break, of course.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:48 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cubeoid
1 billion hours.
Don't you mean eleventy billion?
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 12:55 PM
 
I sleep about 3-4 hours /night, and one day out of the month I'll crash for 10-14 hours.
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:14 PM
 
About 6 hours on average during the week. 9 to 10 hours on the weekend.
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Jan 31, 2006, 01:54 PM
 
In regular mode, I usually go for 9 hours.

I never feel tired in the evening until I reach some weird point at 4 AM or so. Usually I make an effort to avoid that, so I try to get to sleep by midnight.

If I'm in crunch mode, with a definite deadline approaching fast, I can sleep only about 5 hours and auto-wake up 1-5 minutes before the alarm goes off. Usually that's sustainable for only a few days at a time. I don't really enjoy it, but I do get a huge amount of things done.

Sleep is a luxury I'm not willing to trade.

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Jan 31, 2006, 02:19 PM
 
I sleep 6 but would need 7 to 8.

When I worked evenings I would have enough sleep but now I worked days and I am always tired.
     
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Jan 31, 2006, 02:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Monique
I sleep 6 but would need 7 to 8.

When I worked evenings I would have enough sleep but now I worked days and I am always tired.
I hope that you will be able to get more sleep. It's important.

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Jan 31, 2006, 02:37 PM
 
I don't know how long it is going to take. But, I was used getting into bed around 3 or 4 in the morning then sleep all I needed. But, now I have to go to bed around 10 in the evening and get up at 6 in the morning. I think it might take months.
     
   
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