(Closed) How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need to Feel Refreshed??

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
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  • Post # 32
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Left to my own devices I sleep 8-9 hours a night, but I’m refreshed on 7-8 hours.

    Post # 33
    130 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I need at LEAST seven hours of sleep in order to feel refreshed. My bidy is weird. Maybe I am the only one but…if I don’t get enough sleep, I get a migraine. If I get too mucch sleep…I get a migraine. I’ve learned my body enough to know that 7-8 hours will help me feel refreshed.

    Post # 34
    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I used to work in the bar industry and anything under 11-12 hours and I would be exhausted. Now that’s it’s been a few years, I literally can’t sleep past 6-7 hours and am beyond refreshed.

    Post # 35
    7605 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper


    Post # 36
    61 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Between 8 and 9 otherwise I’m a miserable monster of a person to be around 😛

    Post # 37
    11232 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Left to wake up naturally, usually 10, sometimes 9ish. I usually get 8 during the week because I won’t to go bed at 8PM. Last night I fell asleep between 10 and 10:30 and woke up around 8:30. When I was in high school, it was 12.

    Post # 38
    4323 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I find that my sleep needs increase or decrease proportionally to how active I am at the gym / working out. If I’m great about it and don’t mess with my routine, I can get away with 6 hours. If not, I tend to feel like I need more sleep.

    Post # 39
    4350 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I usually get 9 and I’m ok. I prefer 10-11 though. If I get 9 all week than I need 12 on Sundays.

    Post # 40
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    At least 8 if not 9.  I can function for a day or two on 6 but anything more than 2 days of 6 hours of sleep and I am wearing one hell of a tight pair of cranky pants.  

    Post # 41
    1326 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I need at least 9 hours to feel refreshed. On the weekends without an alarm clock I can easily sleep 12 hours lol

    Post # 42
    3667 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    5 is the minimum I need to be able to function, but I probably need around 9 to really feel refreshed.


    Post # 43
    625 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    If I have no alarm and have had a pretty regular sleep sched all week, I will wake up after 9 hours on the dot… it’s actually pretty neat. And I’ve found that IDEALLY (and I have NO CLUE why this makes a difference, but it does), I work PHENOMENALLY well if I sleep from 2a.m. to 11 a.m. And I adjust much easier to an up all night sleep all day sched then a go to bed early and get up early sched. I can’t go to sleep before midnight unless I’m about to die.

    The ABSOLUTE MINIMUM I can do is 5, but that’s really risky. And if I do it a couple of times in a week, I WILL sleep 12 hours on a weekend.



    Post # 44
    779 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I can get by with 5-6, but 7-8 is ideal.

    I’m a very light sleeper, boarder line insomnia. :S But I feel like because Í’m such a light sleeper, I never get into a super deep rem sleep, so I’m never really as refreshed as I could be.

    And if I’m nervous about ANYTHING. Forget sleeping even a wink. I really envy those people who can just hit the pillow and lights out.

    Post # 45
    1472 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I need 7 1/2 – 8

    I get 6-7

    Post # 46
    516 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @futuremrsk18:  I’m the same exact way. It’s not as much about how many hours as much as it is the time I’m waking up. I’m just not a morning person, unfortunately 🙁

    I can take a 15 min nap during the day and feel MUCH more refreshed afterwards than if I slept 9 hours and woke up at 7 AM.

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