Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Good Night's Sleep

Since I so often fall asleep on the couch lately while watching TV, then stumble upstairs in the dead of night, sometimes not falling asleep again for a while, this got me thinking.

What's a good night's sleep? If I get close to six hours, I consider myself lucky. If I sleep more, most of the time I feel dopey all day.

What about you? How much sleep do you need? What do you consider a good night's sleep? Please share.

16 comments:

  1. Six is good, seven is best, eight is too much. Unless I'm REALLY tired and exhausted and really NEED the recuperation :)

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  2. I have always been a person who needs a lot of sleep. My husband thinks the amount of sleep I need actually points to something being wrong with me, but I just figure everyone is different.

    Eight hours is pretty good; I can work on that. I usually get about nine or ten, to be honest. I don't feel dopey at all if I get that much. (I can't be exact on the amounts, because I usually lay there thinking about all sorts of things for a good amount of time before I actually sleep. Thus I'm using the times I get in bed and out of bed.)

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  3. I'm a 4/5 hours kinda gal, although not by choice. I work mega long hours and from home at nights, I have a child that likes to go walkabout during the night, so I figure that I get to bed about 1am, can't sleep, probably drop off about 2am, at some point will be woken by child during the night, who then gets up again bright and breezy at about 6.30/7am. But Saturday is my sleep day and I get to lie in bed as long as I like, but tend to feel like I have a hangover after doing that.

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  4. There is a reason behind my name. For the last four years I have had trouble sleeping, and developed weird sleeping pattern.
    I stayed up late, unable to fall asleep, watching TV or reading, and crashing for four hours or so.
    I was told to try going to ed early, but all that did was that I would sleep for two, three hours and wake up in the middle of the night not knowing what to do with myself.
    Too tired to be reading or doing anything productive, and too awake to sleep.
    Lately I adjusted to being in bed at 11 pm, with hopes of getting some rest, but it's all the same, and I feel worse in the morning. So, 1 or 2am bed time is working much better for me, as my best sleep is from 4 to 6 am anyways.

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  5. I prefer the calm and quiet of the house late at night--it's so peaceful then! Unfortunately, although I like to stay up until 1 or 2am, I would need to sleep until 9 to feel well-rested enough and THAT doesn't happen :).

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  7. Four hours of sleep at night (and four more hours of napping during the day).

    ;D
    Just joking, I actually get between five and six hours at night -just can't sleep more that that.

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  8. I sleep or need to sleep 8 hours per day. It doesn't happen too often though. Usually 7 hours. I could probably use more sleep.

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  9. Eight hours is a must for me.

    Last night we had a booming thunderstorm from about 11 p.m. until 11:30. No sleeping then. We seldom have thunder and lightning so it was actually a treat. And we needed the rain that came along with it. (California is always in a state of drought.)

    Marilyn

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  10. Sleep? What's that? I used to get by on 5 hours of sleep out of necessity with all the work I have to do on here, but a perfect night is 9 hours. I manage about 7, but sometimes like last night, I got up at 6 a.m., ate something, and went back to sleep until 9:30. I love sleep. I have these special pillows that your head just sinks in and makes it for a more enjoyable sleep and I've never had a neck ache in the morning since I've been using them.

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  11. I usually get 6 & 1/2 to 7 hours and operate fairly well on that amount. Even when I get to sleep in, it's rare I will go past 8 hours.

    L. Diane Wolfe
    www.circleoffriendsbooks.blogspot.com
    www.spunkonastick.net
    www.thecircleoffriends.net

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  12. A good night's sleep for me is 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. If I wake up for whatever reason, I'm groggy in the morning. I can function on less, I just end up feeling tired all day long.

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  13. My body wants 8 hours although sometimes it has to settle for less which can cause me to be a bit grumpy!

    Jane Kennedy Sutton
    http://janekennedysutton.blogspot.com/

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  14. I need my sleep but recovering from my back operation it is something I have not go. I end up a right bear with a soar head if I miss a lot of sleep. But do not want to take the tablets etc that the hospital supplied. I will I hope get back into the normal sleep mode in time.

    Barry

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  15. For most of my life, I needed 8 hours a night. Any less and no one wanted to be near me the next day. For the last few years, I haven't been able to sleep more than 6 or 7 hours a night. No matter what time I go to bed, I wake up - wide awake - 6 to 7 hours later. It's why I'm writing this at 4 AM.

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  16. I used to survive on about 6 hours sleep a night. Sometimes only five. Lately, however, I need more sleep. I go to bed two hours earlier and try to get 8 hours a night.

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