(Closed) How many hours of sleep did you get the night before the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How many hours of sleep did you get the night before the wedding?
    None : (2 votes)
    5 %
    1-2 hours : (1 votes)
    3 %
    3-4 hours : (6 votes)
    16 %
    5-7 hours : (21 votes)
    55 %
    8 hours + : (8 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    14495 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    2 – I was still up at three in the morning packing the boxes for the DOC.  Obviously, time management is not my forte.

    Post # 4
    Member
    7296 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    i got just under 7 i think.  which was not bad.  i was in bed about 7.5 – 8 hours before i had to wake up, but of course had trouble falling asleep, had my worst wedding nightmares ever, and woke up early with knots in my stomach!  i had never been so stressed about something non-school related in my life!  i felt better once i was at the spa getting pampered!

    Post # 5
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I slept like a log! I stayed in a hotel by myself the night before. I was in bed probably around midnight after the rehearsal dinner. I woke up at 8:30 and took a walk to get myself a bagel and a coffee and started to get ready by myself until everyone showed up for hair and makeup. Best decision I ever made. I was so calm.

    Post # 7
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I think 6 or 7.  I stayed in a hotel the night before and I could hear the traffic noise of the busy street outside (I usually sleep with a fan on for white noise), so that kept me up.  But I actually woke up before my alarm!  (like…7 am lol)

    Post # 8
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I am always the first one to fall asleep, so I hope it’s the same the night before our big day!  I will be staying at my house with my BM’s the night before.  I feel like it will help calm my nerves so I am not freaking out about forgetting something!

    Post # 9
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    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m planning on popping a sleeping tablet.

    Actually going to have my ‘trial run’ tonight to make sure that I don’t wake up too groggy

    Post # 10
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    3126 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    6 or 7. I had to be up at like 5:30-6am to get ready for our 9am ceremony and normally don’t go to bed until around 1am. I was a mazed I was able to fall asleep at 11pm!

    Post # 11
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    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    7 or 8 hours, which is more than I usually get! I was expecting to have a really had time falling asleep but I dozed off right away.

    Post # 12
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’m a terrible person ask about this.

    I got major stomach cramps and nausea at around 2am (went to bed at midnight or so) that kept me up until 5-6, I went back to bed and kind of slept until 9. 5 hours in theory isn’t bad but it was not restful sleep and I need a lot of good sleep to function. My stomach didn’t feel normal for a couple days after and I have had a cold off and on since then. We’re not sure if we’re just going to blame my field school on ruining my health (others in my group have done that) or it’s just my body rejecting whatever I ate (it does that sometimes for kicks and giggles).

    Lesson: Be careful what you eat and drink the day before and don’t go travelling around the rural parts of 3rd world countries 2 months before your wedding.

    There’s a thread around here that I started while sprawled in the bathroom mourning my sorry state…

    Post # 13
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    1165 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I probably got about 7 or 8 hours.  Darling Husband and I decided to sleep at home together the night before because we knew we’d both sleep a lot better that way.  I’m so glad we did it that way, too!

    Post # 14
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    2584 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    You should add a poll, I’m curious as well!

    Post # 15
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    1020 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I spent the night with my bridesmaids and a few other friends, so the talking and giggling didn’t calm down until midnight or so… and right about 4am the birds started chirping and I was wide awake thinking “IT’S MY WEDDING DAY!” – I went outside to not disturb the girls and had a quiet time, but it was freezing so I eventually tried to go back to bed, but ended up giggling and talking with my girls again soon after. So, barely 4 hours for me. Thank goodness I trained myself to sleep in 4 hour increments in college when writing papers.

    Post # 16
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    ABSOLUTELY ZERO! I kid you not.  I took a shower, got cozy, crawled into bed with my sister and laid there all night long.  It was aweful.  I did however sleep like a log on my wedding night. 🙂

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