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How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:32 am
by rufio89
Personally?

How much sleep do YOU need to function, how much do you need to feel awake and how much would you sleep if you didnt work/didnt have to do anything.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:37 am
by RagDoll
I like to get at least 8 hours, but if it were possible, I'd love to have about 10 every night! I love my bed :)

If I have less than 6-7 hours I can't really concentrate properly.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:45 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
I normally have about 7-8 hours sleep. I'd like more but sometimes it's not practical to do so.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:48 am
by snail
I need about 8 and a half to 9 hours (such a pain!). Any less than that and my productivity drops right away and I can't function well at all. But I don't want any more than that, even if I have time on my hands. I always sleep until I've had enough, then get up, whether I'm working or not - I rarely use alarms.

I'm so jealous of people who only need 6 hours sleep - they get several more hours a day of life than me!

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:26 am
by RagDoll
It's so nice that you don't have to set an alarm, Snail. I would love to just have the amount of sleep I need, then get out of bed, but unfortunately my alarm usually gets me up (on week-days anyway)

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:04 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
My alarm wakes me up on weekdays too but that is only because it is set for 6.15ish :(.

I normally wake up on weekends when I've had enough sleep.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:09 am
by rufio89
I never wake up without an alarm on weekdays :(

I think it's the time of day my body doesnt like, I'm fine getting the same amount of sleep at the weekends.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:12 am
by snail
I'm not human until I've been awake two hours or more. I wish my flatmate could grasp that!

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:16 am
by RagDoll
I'm the same Rufio. It's only going to get worse now we're heading towards darker mornings too. Boo!

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:19 am
by Skarlet
Since commuting I have needed more sleep, and I start feeling really rubbish by the end of the week. I tend to wake up before my alarm, fall back asleep and then struggle to get up, and darker mornings do not help.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:20 am
by peecee
snail wrote:I'm not a snail until I've been awake two hours or more.
:P

Snail, I agree - mornings shouldn't really start until midday, and nobody should say a word to snails/people like us until then.

In the week, like everybody else, I don't get enough sleep - however much I get... #-o - but at weekends I can quite happily go to bed at 3am, and get up at 9. It's all wrong...

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:28 am
by LemonJuice87
To function properly I need arond 8 hours.

But i only get about 4-5 hours on some nights and other nights i get the 8. It's my own fault half the time. I see a film i MUST watch or i'm on the computer. Then my Daughter gets me up early and then all day all i want to do is sleep.
I'm not a nice person when i don't get enough sleep lol. I tend to pick arguments with people just to get a reaction out of myself lol. I'm a crazy bird.

My Step Dad annoys me though, he doesnt use alarms either. He wakes up automatically after he's had 8 hours.

If i was left in bed with no child, no boyfriend and just silence. I would sleep untill around tea time lol.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:38 pm
by kerrie24
I normally sleep from about 10.30 ish till 7 the next morning,with an alarm set to wake me.Since being pregnant though I am so tired constantly I could easily sleep from 4 in the afternoon right through if I had the chance!

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:20 pm
by LemonJuice87
Kerrie, you saying how tired you are now your pregnant again just reminded me of something.

During my last month or so of pregnancy, i was sleeping a full 12 hours. I was having to go to bed between 8pm and 10pm just so i didnt sleep through untill the afternoon.

Miss those days lol.

Re: How much sleep do you need?

PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:55 am
by embop
I think i need more sleep than anyone, If i dont get a full 12 hours Im tired all week. and even when I have a full 12 I still need my alarm to wake me. I hardly ever get a full 12 though because id have to go to bed when my kids do, so Id never have any time to myself. I usualy get 10 hours and I pay for it every day.
But i dont think im ever truly awake till iv had my morning brew.