View Poll Results: How hours of sleep do you average, and is it enough?

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    About 9 to 11 hours a day. If it wasn't enough, I'd just do more sleeping.

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    0-20 hours per day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bionicgoat View Post
    0-20 hours per day
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    oh dear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subterranean View Post
    So they named them the "sloth" based on the fact that they're not as active in captivity? What were they expecting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joy View Post
    So they named them the "sloth" based on the fact that they're not as active in captivity? What were they expecting?
    I think it was named based on its slow speed rather than simply on how long it slept for.

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    Right now I average about 4-5 and it's obviously not enough but I could sleep 10 hrs and it'd never be enough. I wake up many, many times throughout the night.

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    I chose 'other' because there are weeks when I will sleep 8 hours a night, eat right and exercise; and others where I will stay up for two days, eat little, exercise more, and end up sleeping 5-7 hours later on. It all depends on the impulse
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    i think i need 8-10 hours a night to feel good.
    that said, if i'm depressed and/or not getting enough sunlight (so, like, sleeping during the day) i could sleep for 15 hours and still be incredibly tired.
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    Not enough.
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    i remember one time i have gone 3 days without sleep, and that equals out to 72 hours of no sleep. then it was 5pm when i finally went to bed after the three day, and when i woke up my alarm clock said 8pm. so I have gone hibernated for 27 hours stright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mpiazza000 View Post
    i remember one time i have gone 3 days without sleep, and that equals out to 60 hours of no sleep. then it was 5pm when i finally went to bed after the three day, and when i woke up my alarm clock said 8pm. so I have gone hibernated for 27 hours stright.
    Wouldn't it be 72 hours?
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    I sleep ridiculous, varying amounts. For instance I can stay up for about two days straight, easily, without any sort of chemical assistance, but I can also easily sleep for 15 hours straight, with a normal day of sleep preceding that day. My sleeping patterns are atrocious and really fuck with my sense of balance, but it's hard for me to get them back into place. Like my friend said in response to the statement that I'm addicted to sleeping: "you're only addicted to sleeping when you're addicted to awake."
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    I usually get (and need) 8 hours per night. and it's enough. And I never wake in the night. I don't hear the kids or my husband (he's a light sleeper and sometimes gets up if he's having a hard time sleeping but I never hear him). Occasionally I'll stay up late with a friend and end up with 5 or 6 hours that night and I can survive as long as I go back to my regular schedule the next night. Two nights or more in a row of that though, and I'm toast.
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    7-8 hours and it's perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    7-8 hours and it's perfect.
    I wish I could maintain healthy discipline the way you do. But that would probably detract from the impulses Oh well.
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    i sleep for 3-4 hours at a time at random points when i feel tired and bored, usually twice a day, then sometimes ill sleep for 12 hours from something like 7 am to 7 pm and wake up to my grandmother telling me im going to die early. if im busy doing something, though, usually i deprive myself of sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazedrat View Post
    i sleep for 3-4 hours at a time at random points when i feel tired and bored, usually twice a day, then sometimes ill sleep for 12 hours from something like 7 am to 7 pm and wake up to my grandmother telling me im going to die early. if im busy doing something, though, usually i deprive myself of sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by strrrng View Post
    I wish I could maintain healthy discipline the way you do. But that would probably detract from the impulses Oh well.
    Yeah I don't think it's very good if you don't do it naturally. I am naturally a "morning person" so it's easier for me.
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    Look, here I am, not getting enough sleep, EVEN THOUGH I TOOK SLEEPING DRUGS!
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    Lately I'm living on 4 hours at the most... I need to kick that habit.
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    Those who have a hard time getting to sleep should meditate... learning to clear your mind and progressively relax your body goes a LONG way toward curing insomnia.

    Quote Originally Posted by jessica129 View Post
    Right now I average about 4-5 and it's obviously not enough but I could sleep 10 hrs and it'd never be enough. I wake up many, many times throughout the night.
    Yeah, I used to be like that, too.
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    I average about 4-6. Ordinarily it probably wouldn't be enough, but there seem to be mitigating circumstances. Is it possible to feel so constantly tired that it becomes the baseline for your experience?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Errant View Post
    I average about 4-6. Ordinarily it probably wouldn't be enough, but there seem to be mitigating circumstances. Is it possible to feel so constantly tired that it becomes the baseline for your experience?
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    I went to bed at 10:30 last night and woke up at 9:10 this morning. I feel awesome. I'm signing up for the NBA draft.
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    lol

    I think everyone needs to get tons of sleep one night every once in a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munenori2 View Post
    I went to bed at 10:30 last night and woke up at 9:10 this morning. I feel awesome. I'm signing up for the NBA draft.
    Me too and it did feel great. I think that was the first time I slept the entire night thru. I could get used to that.

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    Infants- 16 hours per day

    Toddlers - 12-13 hours per day

    School aged - 10 - 11 hours per day

    Adolescence - 9.5 hours per day

    Adults 7-8 Hours per day

    I went to sleep right on 12:00 last night and woke up once at 5:00 and once about 7:20. I seem to be getting on average about 7 hours and it seems to be enough. I have an exam today so thats prob why i woke up.

    You should be sleeping less the older you get really and more awakenings are normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meatburger View Post
    Infants- 16 hours per day

    Toddlers - 12-13 hours per day

    School aged - 10 - 11 hours per day

    Adolescence - 9.5 hours per day

    Adults 7-8 Hours per day

    I went to sleep right on 12:00 last night and woke up once at 5:00 and once about 7:20. I seem to be getting on average about 7 hours and it seems to be enough. I have an exam today so thats prob why i woke up.

    You should be sleeping less the older you get really and more awakenings are normal.
    all of this does not take individual differences into account. yes, they are things to START with but if i told my oldest child when he was an infant to sleep 16 hrs a day, id have one neurotic boy on my hands right now. he needed more sleep than that and now at 12 he sleeps 12hrs, mostly because he is growing literally inches within a couple of months time.

    ive never scheduled my children's sleeping or feeding. i listen to their inner rhythms and facilitate what they are telling me...

    btw, i learned this from research and then implemented it, but it does match what is close to my heart and inner knowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmmama View Post
    all of this does not take individual differences into account. yes, they are things to START with but if i told my oldest child when he was an infant to sleep 16 hrs a day, id have one neurotic boy on my hands right now. he needed more sleep than that and now at 12 he sleeps 12hrs, mostly because he is growing literally inches within a couple of months time.

    ive never scheduled my children's sleeping or feeding. i listen to their inner rhythms and facilitate what they are telling me...

    btw, i learned this from research and then implemented it, but it does match what is close to my heart and inner knowing.
    I dont deny this at all. The 16 hours of sleep for infants was over the whole day, in 4 or 5 sleep periods. I was just writing it out because my exam in a few hours has a few sleep questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meatburger View Post
    I dont deny this at all. The 16 hours of sleep for infants was over the whole day, in 4 or 5 sleep periods. I was just writing it out because my exam in a few hours has a few sleep questions.
    haha. i was hoping i didnt offend... yes, ive taken those classes and had to memorize those things too. it's nice to take them into my subconscious so i can naturally refer to them with my own kids...that's why i studied child development and such so much. and now, use that info as background to my intuitive timing.

    i hope you did well on your exam.

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    My sleeping patterns are so sporadic that I can really only speculate as to how much sleep I get a night.

    I know that when I was in college, I probably got anywhere from 3-5 hours of sleep a night and operated just fine under those conditions. After college, I've been able to get a little bit more, I think. I don't really like staying up as late and as often as I did when I was in college and even immediately after college. So, I find myself going to sleep anywhere between midnight and 1:00am or so fairly frequently. I wake up around 6:30am or so on weekdays, give or take.

    There are times when I feel exhausted around 8:00pm to 10:00pm for no reason really. That doesn't happen too often. I suppose on the weekends I get a little more sleep, maybe 6-7 hours or so I guess.

    So, eh, probably not enough still in the long run. I really do think there were some aspects during my college years that really burned me out and had rather long-term affects on me (due to frequent spans of time with lack of sleep).
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    Quote Originally Posted by tereg View Post
    My sleeping patterns are so sporadic that I can really only speculate as to how much sleep I get a night.

    I know that when I was in college, I probably got anywhere from 3-5 hours of sleep a night and operated just fine under those conditions. After college, I've been able to get a little bit more, I think. I don't really like staying up as late and as often as I did when I was in college and even immediately after college. So, I find myself going to sleep anywhere between midnight and 1:00am or so fairly frequently. I wake up around 6:30am or so on weekdays, give or take.

    There are times when I feel exhausted around 8:00pm to 10:00pm for no reason really. That doesn't happen too often. I suppose on the weekends I get a little more sleep, maybe 6-7 hours or so I guess.

    So, eh, probably not enough still in the long run. I really do think there were some aspects during my college years that really burned me out and had rather long-term affects on me (due to frequent spans of time with lack of sleep).
    I have very strange sleeping times too, I am nocturnal, I sleep in the day and I am awake in the night...

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    I wonder how many times a night the average person wakes up? I usually wake up at least 3 times I think. And I talk (and occasionally walk, yell, and laugh) in my sleep. Lol, it's a wonder I ever feel rested when I wake up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rooster_Ferret View Post
    I have very strange sleeping times too, I am nocturnal, I sleep in the day and I am awake in the night...
    I did the sleep during the day awake at night thing for maybe a half of a year or so. It was immediately after I finished college. That sort of threw me off a bit as well.
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    I can see unusual time schedules, but I have no idea how people function on 3-5 hours of sleep consistently... I have trouble if I only get 6-7 for a long period of time.
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    On work days, I get by on 7 hours, which is somewhat bearable, ideally I prefer to get 9 hours to feel fully refreshed and awake.
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    I get lots of sleep and I love it. I worry about how things will be when the baby is here. As I recall, sleep was hard to come by last time I had a baby in the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elro View Post
    I can see unusual time schedules, but I have no idea how people function on 3-5 hours of sleep consistently... I have trouble if I only get 6-7 for a long period of time.
    Same. Consistently speaking, I need at least 7 hours, preferably 8+. Right now I get different amounts per night depending on the day of the week.
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