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How many hours do you sleep?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by Banana94, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Banana94

    Banana94 Senior Member

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    How long/ often do you sleep at night and during the day? How much sleep do you need?
    Very interested about your sleep household ;)
     
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  2. lnester7

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    DAy to day: 9 to 10h where I feel my best. Is not about time for me but that I wake on my own. It can be only 5min more but if somebody wakes me, I have a horrible day.
    When I crash I can sleep as long as 16 to 18h. Again is about me waking by myself the trick.
     
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  3. BadBadBear

    BadBadBear Senior Member

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    Night: 9-10 hours. Daytime: 45 minutes to 2 hours.
     
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  4. Thinktank

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    6 to 8 hours. I feel best when i get 8+ hours of sleep but that's rare.
     
  5. bspg

    bspg Plant Queen

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    I average 7.5 but feel best when I get 9+.
     
  6. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    At night, during an insomnia phase, 3-5 hours. If not, about 6-8 hours. Naps during the day can be between 0-4 hours.
     
  7. Diwi9

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    Normally 8-9 hours, but I also fluctuate between insomnia and hypersomnia at times. During insomnia phases 4-5 hours. During hypersomnia 10+ hours, plus I'll have at least two uncontrollable naps lasting 45-90 minutes each.
     
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  8. tudiemoore

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    Currently no daytime sleep but "stretching out for a few minutes" as my grandmother used to say, (about an hour) in the afternoon.

    At night--ugh! Never nearly as much as would be healthy. Nothing seems to work and certainly not on a consistent basis. Lucky if it's 5 hours--it's 2:30 AM here and I have waked (waken?) up every hour since "lights out" at 11:30.

    This is getting to be typical--not sleepy but go through my usual bedtime routine.
    tm
     
  9. pamojja

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    10 hours, or I feel bad and need to make for missing sleep with naps.
     
  10. Dabam

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    Use to be 4-5 he's a night but since supplementing mag glycinate I am getting 6-8hrs now.

    I was napping during the day but haven't been lately
     
  11. Wishful

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    Around 10 hrs of sleep, but I may be in bed an hour or two longer. For some reason, I just don't feel like getting up and being active. :(

    The nice thing about sleep is that I'm not suffering while unconscious.
     
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  12. ljimbo423

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    I used to sleep 12-14 hours a day and still feel exhausted all day. I have improved a lot and now sleep 8-8.5 hours a night, which is all I need. I very rarely need a nap during the day.

    Jim
     
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    hamsterman Senior Member

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    Same for me. I just can't recover from being woken up at the wrong time. When I was pre-ME, it wasn't as important... but now I find its really critical.

    I've also found that I can no longer adjust for sleeping-in one day. The days following the sleeping-in day... I always suffer... because I can't adjust. Its like really severe jet-lag.
     
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  14. E.man

    E.man Senior Member

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    'Sleep ' ?
    There is sleep and then there is passing out. Not really the same thing.
     
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  15. justy

    justy Donate Advocate Demonstrate

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    8-9 hours, 9 is optimum for me. I dont sleep in the day.
     
  16. PatJ

    PatJ Forum Support Assistant

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    I get 7-8 hours of interrupted sleep but it takes a bunch of techniques and supplements to make it happen, otherwise I just lose consciousness but don't really sleep.
     
  17. Wishful

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    One problem I have is insomnia from sugar, or even from starch around midday. Last night I tested whether carrots (high sugar content) just before going to bed would trigger insomnia. Yup, wide awake at 12:30 AM. I'm out of melatonin, but did have some 5-HTP. I took that sublingual, just in case some would cross the BBB directly. I'm not sure how long I lay awake, but I woke up around 7:30 without interruption, so it seemed to help. I'll have to give up carrots now.
     
  18. edawg81

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    6-7 hours with sleep meds, cant nap anymore since becoming sick.
     
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    7-8 hours always interrupted at least a couple times each night even with pills. Sometimes awake for an hour or more...sometimes right back to sleep. As with many others I have to wake up on my own. If I am woken abruptly I have a terrible day feeling weird and just plain off...
     
  20. Chocolove

    Chocolove Tournament of the Phoenix - Rise Again

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    I need about 18 hours a day of sleep. I might try to get up and do something but end up passing out unable to function.
     

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