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  • 3-4 hours

    2 2.27%
  • 5-6 hours

    19 21.59%
  • 7 to 8 hours

    37 42.05%
  • 9 to 10 hours

    21 23.86%
  • 11 to 12 hours

    6 6.82%
  • More than 12 hours

    0 0%
  • I never sleep

    0 0%
  • Other---please explain

    3 3.41%
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    Quote Originally Posted by persianness View Post
    ... Not really like 'that'.

    So long as you stick to a routine for 5-7 hours sleep, you are at your optimum - as in, you function at your best.
    No, YOU function at your best. Others may not.

    In fact, I don't see 5 hours of sleep on any doctor's recommended healthy night's sleep list.

    Freakin' no-sleep-needin' psychos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott N Denver View Post
    Totally! :steam:
    See, I'm not jealous.

    I think those people are crazy.

    Carry on.

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    usually about 5-6 hours normally.

    but lately, im not sure if its type or not, but these girls i know who just do nothing but go cafe's, watch tv/dramas, shopping, maybe work part time, etc... sleep for like 8-11 hours daily. lol

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    5-6 hours is ideal, but usually I function on 3-4 hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    I don't feel guilt, I resent how much sleep I need. I really do.
    OMG same here, I just can't sleep for more than my body needs, because it leaves my body aching and with a sense of wastefulness about what is left of the day.

    Once the birds are chirping outside I am ready for action to begin.

    I find being around people who sleep alot really frustrating.
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    7 is best, 8 is a bit too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BerberElla View Post
    OMG same here, I just can't sleep for more than my body needs, because it leaves my body aching and with a sense of wastefulness about what is left of the day.

    Once the birds are chirping outside I am ready for action to begin.

    I find being around people who sleep alot really frustrating.
    Well, just to be clear here, I actually sleep a LOT and if I go without it I feel achy, sick, foggy headed etc. But I resent it just the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Well, just to be clear here, I actually sleep a LOT and if I go without it I feel achy, sick, foggy headed etc. But I resent it just the same.
    Haha, yeah, no I'm the opposite, too much of it makes me feel that way.

    I remember packing my nightie into one of those teddy bear bags at the age of 8 and threatening to leave home because my parents slept past 9am once.
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    I don't really know what my ideal sleep length is, being a chronic insomniac since basically birth. I never really learnt how to sleep through the night, although this year, despite all the craziness and OTT emotional drama, I have had a few nights here and there of more than 6 hours of sleep. And I even had one or two nights of 10 hours of sleep just before some extreme major drama (eventually made sense of that as being some heavy emotional processing).

    I can function long term on 4 hours of sleep a night (although I do feel it after a while - it's just a bit harder to think clearly), as long it's quality sleep, ie not waking up at all during that time. 3 hours of unbroken sleep a night gets to me after a few weeks and I start to feel sleep deprived. 3 hours of broken sleep or less than 3 hours and I really start to struggle after a couple of weeks and I'm not really functional (ie my ability to think at work starts to really suffer, and I start to get physical fatigue, my hands start to shake during the day and my stamina starts to drop).

    I suspect I would do best on 6 to 8 hours of unbroken sleep a night, but I don't know for sure cos I've never really experienced that.

    There is a plus side to all of this - more alone time for processing. Sometimes I think that's what's going on when I go through long phases of not much sleep.
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    6 to 7 hours, really. It's impossible for me to sleep more than 8 hours--I've tried, just to test it. Can't sleep past that line.

    And yes, when I sleep for 7 or 8 hours, I do feel more tired during the day than when I sleep a little less.
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    I need 8 to 9 hours to feel my best. 10 is pure bliss.

    I normally get between 5 and 6, and then catch up with naps or a crash sleep-in whenever I can.
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