User Tag List

First 123 Last

Results 11 to 20 of 28

Thread: INFJs and sleep

  1. #11

    Default

    Wow...this is interesting! I really do require a lot of sleep to feel actually rested. I am a teacher, so right now, in the summer, I am getting to sleep as long as I like. However, during the school year, I get about 6-7 hours a night. Next week I actually have to go to a week of workshops so it will be back to the school schedule for a little bit...I can see myself being sleepy...
    I also agree with those who have said they like to go to bed after everyone else has, just to have some alone time that was mine. I live alone now but it was like that at times before.

  2. #12
    Senior Member Tiltyred's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    468 sx/sp
    Socionics
    EII None
    Posts
    4,383

    Default

    I need a lot of sleep. I often spend one whole weekend day in bed. Especially when I'm working really hard, which for me means interacting with more people than usual, I need it to recover from the week.

  3. #13
    Revelation Lauren Ashley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    EII
    Posts
    3,067

    Default

    This thread is right on time because I've been noticing how much sleep I need. I've been getting close to 8 hours, and yet still feel tired. I was just about to google "ways to have more energy." I think my long work hours, having to extrovert, be around people, and having to wait for things is killing me.

    My brain hurts.

    *dead*

  4. #14

    Default

    I can function "acceptably" with 6 hours of sleep. But if I had it my way, a solid 10 hours every night would make me right as rain.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

  5. #15
    Wild Card Atomic Fiend's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    ESTP
    Enneagram
    873 sx/so
    Socionics
    SLE Ti
    Posts
    7,163

    Default

    Including naps right?

  6. #16
    ish red no longer *sad* nightning's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INfj
    Posts
    3,741

    Default

    Currently I'm dealing with the standard 7-8 h night's sleep. If I'm tired out I do 9hish. I wake up by 10am no matter what. I do enjoy early afternoon (2-3pm) naps though.
    My stuff (design & other junk) lives here: http://nnbox.ca

  7. #17
    Senior Member mwv6r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    4w5
    Socionics
    INFj
    Posts
    208

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruthie View Post
    I've had insomnia my entire life (an odd diagnosis of plain old insomnia, not connected with anything else) and I've taken something for it since I was 16. I think I used to do fine with very little sleep, but with the medication I generally need at least 7 hours to "feel good." It's been so long since I went without the medication, hard to know for sure how much sleep I would need now anyway.
    I've been an insomniac from a young age as well! (I was on medication for a long time but luckily a few years ago I found a really good sleep doctor who helped wean me off the meds -- you might want to look into sleep restriction therapy because that's the main thing that helped me; please feel free to contact me if you're interested.)

    Anyway, have any other INXJ's out there struggled with long-term insomnia? I've read that INFJs are perhaps the most anxious type and that's definitely been my experience. In addition to the insomnia, when I'm stressed out I get the feeling that I "can't breathe." Doctors have found no physical basis for this so it's apparently in my head. My INTJ cousin is the same way, but I haven't met anyone else who suffers this -- who knows, maybe it's some kind of INXJ connection?

  8. #18
    Senior Member the state i am in's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    infj
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    2,460

    Default

    9 is perfect for me. i'm usually at my sunniest, lightest, most carefree, nicest, most generous, least paranoid, most extraverted, and pretty much feel inspired no matter what. i usually get 7-8 and if i get 6 i turn into a kafka book. it's scary.

    it makes sense tho. i need a lot of re-charge time, which to me means sift, sift, sift. it's like during the course of the day i take out every shirt, every toy, every idea i have in my entire arsenal and at the end of teh day i don't even have a place to sleep. sleeping seems so necessary for Ni types, as does some serious cleaning/maintenance time.

    i've found i also get anxiety when i refuse to let myself let sleeping dogs lie. the desire to turn things over one more time, excitement over possibilities, one more note in my notebook, it just undermines my ability to turn off Ni and let go.

    one thing i've found that sounds absurd and makes me cringe as i imagine myself typing this is a sleep track. it uses sounds at various wavelengths to support sleeping patterns. i have one for a night sleep cycle that i find mostly throwaway. but included was a 20 minute power nap that ALWAYS works and makes me feel like i've just spent 20 minutes putting all the clutter in my head into the right place, into the cupboards, etc. it's very very helpful, especially at between 4-6 pm when your body gets tired. (i went to a tcm and ayurvedic doctor who symbolized parasympathetic nervous activity and adrenal exhaustion and anxiety/anxious behaviors as weak kidney function. he said 4-6 pm was when the kidney function was peaking in terms of detoxifying the body and cleaning it up from earlier stress responses. i was taking adaptogen tinctures for a while, which seemed to help.)

    and lexicon, with regards to your memory, here's to the quiet sounds of crickets and green envy. i dl'ed a program called supermemo to try to keep it all straight, but my memory is so atrocious except for bands, philosophical concepts, food, and things people said (but NEVER remembered verbatim) that it seems like a lost cause.

  9. #19
    Lay the coin on my tongue SilkRoad's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    6w5 sp/sx
    Posts
    3,939

    Default

    I'm so far from being a morning person it's not even funny. Getting up is torture almost every single morning, unless I can sleep as late as I want (which often ends up being counter-productively late) and then get up very very slowly, with lots of cups of tea involved.

    These days I'm sleeping between 7 and 8 hours but it never feels like enough. I then tend to over-compensate and sleep in, which often leaves me too tired as well. I have no idea what my optimum sleeping time is. But I do know it's partly my fault I'm so tired all the time...I almost always stay up too late, pottering, thinking, reading, having "me time." Even if I get home from somewhere very very late, I am incapable of going to bed immediately. I have to have a cup of tea and rebalance my brain on my own. I suspect this is quite INFJ.

  10. #20
    Rubber Nipple Salesperson ladypinkington's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Posts
    1,126

    Default

    I wonder if it has to do with working out emotions and feelings during dreams?
    I find that I need more sleep because I spend so much of my sleep processing emotions in my dreams that that taxes me as well- so I need sleep for my sleep- kind of like needing a vacation from a vacation.

    It is like this- I encounter stories in my dreams that are ways for me to further analyze my life and those around me and life itself- I learn things and emotionally digest everything just like in real life- and perhaps after I have processed what I have needed- got the lesson or observation or venting that my subconscious needed- then my mind can truely rest and be at ease and be put on cruise control and enjoy the ride and sleep. I need like 9 to 10 hours to achieve that easily.

    I find that I have to reflect on the day before I can sleep-I replay every single thing that happened during the day that I can remember and the things said or not said- facial expressions and tones- and wonder about the meanings of it all- life, people and the universe. It takes me an hour to fall asleep if not two. I have to do that before I can sleep- unless I am so exhausted that it overwhelms my need to reflect which doesn't happen hardly at all.
    Me and hubby made an RPG Nutrition Game
    Play and Vote July 14th to Aug 14th
    http://www.appsforhealthykids.com/ap...ing-vegetables

Similar Threads

  1. [INFJ] INFJ and sleep problems
    By verdeviola in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 01-10-2010, 02:50 PM
  2. INFJs and sleep problems
    By verdeviola in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-08-2010, 10:56 AM
  3. [INFJ] INFJs and Single-Mindedness
    By Kiddo in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 11-23-2009, 06:39 PM
  4. [INFJ] INFJ and Compliments
    By chippinchunk in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 01-24-2008, 09:20 AM
  5. [INFJ] INFJ and grief
    By tovlo in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 12-21-2007, 06:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO