questionshow many hours of sleep do you get and is it…

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I get about 6 hours a night. That is enough but I never want to get up for work no matter how many hours of sleep I get.

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I'm usually up til midnight or 1am. Get up when I want to. Since I retired about 13 years ago I don't wear a watch and I don't use an alarm clock. Go to bed when I want to and get up when I want to - works for me!

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i get my full 8 hours usually and i've still got energy after work to exercise, unless i dont get that full 8 hours then i am like a slug

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I start my work at 4:00 am which is pretty early. That allows me to take a nap in the middle of the day and still get my work done. I also take a nap after work before going to the gym. I probably get 8 hours of sleep but it's not all at one time -- it's broken up throughout the day and night.

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I like to get a good 8 hours of sleep during the work week, I wake up at 6:30 so I fall asleep before 10:30 most nights. But if I stay up late for any reason I can function half-normal on any amount of sleep.

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I get between 5 and 6. But since school let out (the VERY first night) of vacation I've had sleep vertigo, so every time I turn over~YIKES. Staying in bed longer, less sleeping and more holding on.

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Rarely enough, though it is because I stay up doing things instead of sleeping (frequently by choice, other times due to work or family obligations).

I appear to need a bit more than seven hours a night.

In the last week, between problems at work, the woot-off, and other things that forced me to get up when I would have stayed in bed, I averaged about five hours a night. Thus I'm short about 14 hours' sleep since last Friday morning.

The week before, I recall that I averaged almost the seven hours each night.

I think I'm going to go back to bed for an hour or two.

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Usually in between 5-7 hours. I have sleep apnea so its never enough, but after years of having it, you learn to adjust to not sleeping properly.

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I try to get 7 or 8 hours, but occasionally its difficult because I work very early during the week and don't maintain those early sleeping hours on the weekend, so sometimes my Mondays and Tuesdays are more like 5 hours, and that's not enough for me. Sleeeeeepy.

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I typically get 6-7, and that seems to be plenty. Every once in a while, I'll just decide to crash at about 9 (to the complete shock of my wife), giving me more like 9. Maybe I store that up for the nights I get below 6 hours?

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I get 6-8 during the week and on Sunday, depending on what's going on in my life, with my kids, etc. I always say I'm going to go to bed earlier when my kids are with their dad, but that rarely happens.

I know you can't make up sleep, but I do enjoy sleeping in on Saturdays! Even if "sleeping in" means 8:30. :)

I do much better at work and I'm much more patient with my kids when I get 8+ hours, but that doesn't stop me from reading, watching a show, doing laundry, or last night making zucchini bread & blondies until after 11.

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I only get 5-6, and it AIN'T ENOUGH.......But thats what the weekends are for!

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I try to be get at least 7 so if I am in bed by 12 then I get up at 7 but that doesnt always work out ... its that darn woot and other things that while I might get in bed at 11 Im still up past 12

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I usually am in asleep by 10:30, and up at 5:30. And no, it isn't enough. Especially when kitty decides he wants attention. At 3 AM. So I'm basically falling asleep sitting here.

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I'm usually between 6 and 7, which never feels like enough when I wake up to work out, but after I get going I feel fine. So it's enough to function at 100% all day, but not as much as I'd like!

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At least 8 hours. But, I have the luxury of going to bed whenever I feel like it...usually not before 2AM, often later. I read in bed 'til I fall asleep. Then I get up whenever..... :-D People have learned not to call me before noon. I don't do mornings. Hated it when I worked & had to get up early!

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I sleep all I want, as I no longer am part of the rat race. I get between 7 and 8, getting out of bed only when the body decides. I usually got 7 when I worked, so it seems to be what I need.

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About 7 hours, give or take. During the week asleep around 11, up around 6:00. Weekends asleep around 12, up around 7.

It's never enough; but if I sleep any later on the weekends, I can't get to sleep at night. I really wish corporate America would adopt the nap at work philosophy. If I could get a 20 minute nap in the afternoon, I'd be so much more productive. :D

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probably 8 hours. i sleep from 2:30-11 and im pretty set for the day

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@teenracer6:

Hey.

I also have OSA and felt the same as you until I got a CPAP machine (I got about the same rest from four or five hours as I did from 14 or 15). After I got a CPAP is when I learned that seven hours is about what I need. (Of course, I'd lived with OSA for so long that my sleep habits were already fraked up and probably always will be.)

One other point tho, which is why I posted this reply:

Untreated sleep apnea raises blood pressure and puts all sorts of stresses on your body over and above the basic lack of rest. There have been several studies that show it roughly doubles the chances of dying. I also recall reading (though I cannot find it now), a study that claimed about 5% of people with untreated apnea die year as an indirect result of the apnea.

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oh man. you guys need to make sure @thunderthighs answers this.

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@baqui63: Yeah but I don't have $700 for the sleep study for the CPAP machine, sooo.... Yeah. Thanks for the info though.

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Usually 7.5.. seems to be enough

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@teenracer6: don't give up so easily! when i dealt with this issue, i had to resubmit my sleep study expenses as they were not initially covered. they were accepted by my insurance company upon resubmission.

often this is effective (not just for zzzz studies).

squeak squeak little wheel. you need good sleep.

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@gmwhit: Amen to that, except that I cannot sleep for more than 6 hours which I really do not think is enough, but that is what my body is doing as I age. I don't sleep during the day unless I try to read in my favorite recliner!

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@pemberducky: Brat. I usually sleep from 8am - 12pm when I wake up for some reason. I check email on my iPad to make sure there's no issues waiting for me and go back to sleep for another 2-4 hrs. See, not bad.

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@pemberducky: It is covered, thats just my deductable because im so healthy I never have to go to the doctor.

Changed insurance recently though so it may be lowered now.

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I do best when I've had at least 8 hours sleep. I try to do that as often as possible, but, like others have mentioned, work, family, etc., sometimes get in the way. I have insomnia once or twice a year (have never been able to figure out what triggers it) and I'll go a week to 10 days on 4-6 hours of sleep. It is very upsetting to be exhausted, in bed, nothing preventing me from sleeping, but I just can't fall asleep. Fortunately, it doesn't happen all that often. Yes, 8 hours is the ideal for me and I always feel better when I have adequate sleep.

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I pissed away my early 20's staying up all night and sleeping till 3 pm. I wish I could take those days back and enjoy them

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I used to get 5-6 daily, and was fine. Actually, I can still get that and be fine since once in a while I do. But, now I generally get around 8.

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@teenracer6:

This is more curiousity than anything else, and I'm not trying to move the great health care debate into this thread, but are you saying that your health insurance doesn't kick in at all until you've met a $700 deductible?

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With my insurance, I pay a $15 (primary doctor) or $20 (specialist or lab) copay for every visit, pretty much regardless of reason or procedure. My CPAP costs almost nothing and I get a new mask and hose every six months (the pollen filters are ~$10/year).

This insurance costs me ~$6700/year (my daughters are also on the plan, were I alone it would be ~$1200/year). Also, dental, eyeglasses and drugs are covered by separate plans through my union, though the dental coverage is almost nonexistent and the eyeglass coverage is not that great.

Edit: Also, my health insurance cost is going up with my July 26 paycheck, maybe as much as 8% (the new rate is not yet posted and probably won't be until well after I already know it from the paycheck stub).

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@baqui63: When I go to see a doctor normally, the co-pay is $25. I needed a special study to get the CPAP mask (or so I was told) and they normally wanted like $2000. Insurance was going to cover it so long as I met my deductible (or so I was told).

At least thats how I grasped the situation.

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Personally, I'm an 8-hour princess. I'd say anything between 7-9 hours of sleep is sufficient, anything more or less will leave you groggy/grouchy. 8 Hours seems to be perfect though.

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I get about eight hours collectively in a 7 day time span. Yes, it is enough otherwise I would be able to sleep more.

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I usually go to bed between 1:30, 2:00 and get up around 9. But for some reason, after I've checked my email, had breakfast, read the paper, I really, really need to go back to bed for about an hour and then I feel great. I'm not sure if that's the rest of the night's sleep or an early nap.

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I go to bed soon after midnight, fall asleep quickly and get up at 6:30. On Sunday mornings I sleep until 8:30-9. It works for me.

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I have to be at a computer every night at midnight CST (for no particular reason) and get paged to fix issues for some website or something.

I usually get far too little sleep.

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@chadmoran: I'm all but certain you could not possibly be talking about Woot. They never have website or server issues that need fixing at midnight. ;-)

(I think you deserve some thanks, btw---so, THANKS!)