Average amount of sleep per night?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: How many hours of sleep do you get (on average)?
    less than 4 : (0 votes)
    4-5 : (0 votes)
    5-6 : (5 votes)
    7 %
    6-7 : (15 votes)
    22 %
    7-8 : (26 votes)
    38 %
    8-9 : (18 votes)
    26 %
    9-10 : (4 votes)
    6 %
    10+ : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I get 7-9 hours.  We go to bed at the same time every night give or take an hour and try to keep a similar sleep schedule on weekends.  We don’t set alarms on weekend to wake up, but always end up waking up around 7 anyways.  Usually, I feel pretty good and refreshed when I wake up, but since I’m pregnant now, I’m constantly exhausted no matter how much I sleep.

    Post # 4
    842 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @MrsBeck:  I have a set work schedule, and usually get around 9-10 hours of sleep.  I’m in bed around 11pm and get up at 8:30am.  Sometimes I think I get too much sleep and instead of feeling refreshed, I wake up feeling tired.

    Post # 5
    4760 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    About 7 hours on weeknights, maybe 8 on the weekends. I don’t sleep in past 8am ever but I hardly ever stay up past midnight. Weeknights it’s about 10pm-5:30am and weekends maybe 11pm-6 or 7am. I don’t ever nap unless I’m sick!

    Post # 6
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Usually 7-8.

    I wouldn’t say that I feel refreshed, I usually want to stay in bed!

    But by the time I get to work and then have my coffee ( I drink about 12 oz a day) I’m fine.

    I’m never exhausted throughout the day or night.  I usually start getting sleepy between 10:30 and 11pm.

    On the weekends it depends on the seasons.  I generally have to get up early on Saturday mornings (7ish) in the summer because that’s the only time I can do long runs before it gets hot.  When the weather is cooler I will sleep maybe 8-9 hours or so on the weekend.

    Post # 7
    11300 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    7-8, depending on how well I sleep. On work nights, I’m in bed by 9, read for ~1 hour, lights out at 10, up at 6.

    Post # 8
    1349 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    @vorpalette:  I do the same thing!  I put myself in bed early then read for an hour and then lights out.  It’s so relaxing!

    Post # 9
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I try for 8, but end up sleeping about 7 hours a night. Weekends are a different ball game. SO and I make it a point to not get out of bed unless necessary…once the babies start coming, we won’t have that luxury!

    Post # 10
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love my sleep, 10 hours is ideal, usually its 8-9.. my body knows when its 10 o clock bedtime and pretty much shuts down so I’m too tired to focus on anything – I get up with DH to get him off to work in the morning and if I’ve gone to bed late its a struggle

    Post # 11
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    6-7 on average for weeknights. I have trouble falling asleep very early, so then the 5:00 AM alarm comes far too quickly!

    Post # 12
    2246 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

    I get anywhere between 7-10, I’d say.  I work retail though & my schedule is different everyday!  This week for example: M: 5am-1:30pm, T: Off, W: 2pm-10:30pm, Th: Off, F: 5am-1:30pm, S: 9:30am-6pm, & Su: 6am-2:30pm.  I usually get similar shifts as those just two different days off every week.  It’s hard to be on a true sleep “schedule,” but I thoroughly enjoy my sleep & kind of need 8ish hours to not be too sleepy or grumpy so I make do!

    Post # 13
    1327 posts
    Bumble bee

    I usually get 6-7, which is not enough, but the little kid in me who fought bedtime never grew up. 😛  I’ve been doing terribly for the past two weeks though, averaging between 5-6 hours on week days.  I feel like crap.  >.<

    I find that I feel best & wake up naturally when I get about 9 hours.

    Post # 14
    1118 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I consider myself a “sleeper”.  I shoot for at least 8 hrs a night, if I don’t them I am exhausted and need caffiene the next morning.  My DH is not a sleeper.  He can go on way less sleep than me, however he usually ends up crashing one night, like literally asleep on the couch at 630 pm to catch up on the sleep he is missing.  On the weekends I’ll sleep in until I feel guilty, like 9-10 but DH is up between 6-7. 

    Post # 15
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Before the wedding I was only getting 6 hours (I woke up at 4am to go running)

    But now I get between 8 and 9 hours!

    Post # 16
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee

    about 7-8. I’m usually in bed by 10.30pm/11pm and I fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. If I’m not asleep in 5-15 minutes, I consider it ‘a rough night’ hahaha.

    I’m awake then at 6.30am 🙂

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