How much sleeep?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
How much sleeep?
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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 2:52pm

I have read that all adults needing 8 hours of sleep is actually false.

Most adults need between 7-8 hours of sleep to function that their best.

What is your magic number?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 2:55pm
Mine's closer to 9.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 3:06pm

I find to function best I have to average 7.5 hours per night. I can do a few 7 hour nights but not in a roll.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-16-2010
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 3:15pm

I actually *need* closer to nine.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-20-2010
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 3:43pm
7 during the week
7-9 on the weekend
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 4:21pm
I need 8-9 hours because I have a hard time falling and staying asleep.
Of course I've been getting half of that. :-p














iVillage Member
Registered: 06-27-1998
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 4:46pm

Mine is around 9ish....


PumpkinAngel

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 5:10pm

I haven't figured it out yet.


My "usual" is 6-6.5 hours on a weeknight. Maybe 7-8 on a weekend night.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-10-2009
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 5:12pm

Oh well, I put how much I actually *get*; I didn't include the 15-60 minutes it takes me to get to sleep to begin with!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 5:21pm

During crisis weeks I can function with 6 hours of sleep, but it takes its toll in the long run. I tend to lose weight during the crisis time, but it comes back to bite me when it is over and I gain it back and then some. My body produces too much cortisol and that leads to too much stomach fat.

I lose weight and am a much happier person if I get 7.5-8.5 hours a day.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 05-05-2010 - 8:42pm
That might explain my stubborn stomach pouch. Between the two boys, I never get more than a few consecutive hours of sleep at a time, and rarely more than 8 hours total (including getting up for bathroom breaks, bottle-making, diaper changing, nightmare soothing, waiting to fall back asleep, etc). I can't remember what it's like to not be ridiculously sleepy. That's probably not helping my cortisol levels.














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