(Closed) How many hours a night do you sleep?

posted 10 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How many hours a night do you sleep?
    A solid 8 hours : (18 votes)
    31 %
    9+ hours : (8 votes)
    14 %
    6-7 hours : (27 votes)
    47 %
    5-6 hours : (4 votes)
    7 %
    other (please explain in comments) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I’ve been sleeping poorly.  Like you I seem to be getting enough sleep but I’m somehow tired all the time.  My FH and I do not live together, but I have noticed I sleep a lot better when I am at his house.  Thank god I only have 3 weeks till the wedding cause I am not going to function well if I continue sleeping poorly.

    Some tricks:

    drink tea (non-caffinated) or warm milk before bed.

    No reading, watching tv or listening to the radio before bed.

    I do stretches and breathing exercies before sleep.

    Hot shower or bath helps relieve tense muscles


    Hope that helps.

    Post # 4
    484 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’m a night owl….and typically don’t get in bed till at least midnight and probably don’t fall asleep till about 12:30 or 1am….then have to get up at 6-6:30 to get ready for work.

    It’s a vicious cycle.

    Post # 5
    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m pretty much always a little sleep-deprived.  I work out in the morning before work;  my gym opens at 5:30 and I’m there when they open. I usually get up about 4:30 so I can have a bit of computer time and make sure I’m ready to go on time.  At night, I try to get to bed sometime between 9 and 10, but it usually ends up being more like 10-10:30.  It probably sounds awful to some people, but I’ve been getting up this early pretty much every weekday since I was about 13, so it’s just how I roll now. I actually sort of enjoy being up so early when it’s nice and quiet.

    I don’t have any alertness tips…caffeine, unfortunately, does not have any effect on me. Sometimes I wish it did.

    Post # 6
    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’m usually in bed by 10:30 and usually get up at 6:30…and I agree that it’s tough.  I never drank coffee until I started working (even through college and law school), but that is the only thing that really wakes me up now…I hate that I need coffee to function!  I want to start working out regularly again b/c that seemed to help me sleep better and just feel better throughout the day (better than when I used to spend so much $$$ on massages to help me relax)…but it’s so hard to get back into the habit of working out regularly…

    Post # 7
    135 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I noticed that if I sleep past 8 hours I am exhausted and can’t function. So sleeping between 7 and 8 hours is great. I do make sure that I drink water all morning long and when I get out of bed I stretched just to get the juices flowing.

    Post # 8
    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    My sleeping patterns vary. From October to January I was maybe sleeping 5 hours a night because I was having so much difficultly falling and staying asleep. I was such a wreck and was exhausted all the time. Now, one of the medications I’m on conks me out so I sleep 7-8 hours a night and I’m still tired. In highschool I would sleep 8-9+ hours every night and I wasn’t usually tired. Oh, that would be nice now!

    Post # 9
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i’d like to go to sleep around 11, but Fi likes to stay up and watch t.v. till 12, then we both wake up at 5:30…but on weekends i "sleep in" till 9!

    Post # 10
    44 posts

    Cupcake, my story sounds identical to yours!

     I wish I could wake up RESTED! I have done this 1-2 times in the last year and it was a GREAT day!

    Post # 11
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for 6-7 but most nights get around 7.5-8 hours, some night 7 or less.  I am constantly tired and can fall asleep at the drop of a hat.  not a good sign!

    Post # 12
    80 posts
    Worker bee

    if i get even a drop less than 8 hours, i am dragging my feet the next day.  i usually sleep from 11-7.30 and sometimes that isnt enough.

    Post # 13
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Boy do I feel lazy!!!

    I usually am asleep by about 9:00 – 9:30 and I usually get up between 7:30 -8:30.

    I’ve always slept lots, and if I don’t get at least 10 hours of sleep I’m super grumpy all day long!


    Post # 15
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I need at least eight hours of sleep. I often sleep nine. I can go a certain stretch of time on less and am very functional but then I crash or get sick. I do have trouble getting into a routine getting up early. I often work nights and the switch from getting home at 11 and being back at work at 10 a.m. is often tough.I just know what my body needs and I try to sleep as long as possible. I drink tea every morning, lots of coke zero and I exercies regularly, which tires me out and energizes me in the mornings.

    On a related tangent… My dad and I were having a discussion about how it is often looked down upon to sleep in and stay up late, which we are both prone to do. It is looked more favorably to be an early riser, say like my in-laws who get up 5-6 each morning but are often in bed at eight… I just find it interesting.

    Post # 16
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m perfect with 7 hours and 15 minutes.  I can run pretty well on anything more than 6 and I’m miserable if I get more than 8.5

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