How much sleeep?

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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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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 10:43pm
I get around 6 hours a night, but I don't think it's enough. I usually sleep 9+ on Friday nights when I can sleep in a bit.

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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:25am
8 to 9 for me.
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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 5:52am

I do best at 8 to 8.5. 7.5 to 8 is okay, though and doesn't lead to noticeable excess sleeping on the weekends. I only need about 3 7 hour days in the row to notice the rampant carb cravings and then I know I'll average 10 to 11 hours of sleep over Saturday and Sunday.

When I can keep my sleep in the okay-to-ideal range, I don't sleep beyond 9 hours on the weekends.

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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 7:44am
I think my magic number is 8.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 7:52am
Even though I set the alarm clock for work day mornings (just in case) I almost always wake up 5-20 minutes before it goes off. About 4-5 days a year the clock will wake me up, a good sign that I have been lacking in sleep.
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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 8:01am
I think 8-9 is best for me. If I get uninterrupted sleep of 6 hours or more, I feel great when I wake up. But if it is between 6 and 8, I find myself fading quickly and needing nap. When I do not get at least 4 hours uninterrupted, even if I get 8 hours in chunks of 2 hours, I can barely function and crave sweets all day.
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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 12:51pm

For the most part; I can sleep anywhere, anytime, anyplace.

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Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:19pm

About 7. I can do 6 for several days, but 7 is best. I go to bed 11-midnight and wake up 6-7 am. I fall asleep quickly but wake up sloooowly.

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Registered: 04-14-2003
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:19pm

i need about 8 to function well in the long term, but i'm much healthier--have the energy to want to exercise and generally eat less--when i'm getting 9 or so. i

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Thu, 05-06-2010 - 1:23pm

The only way I can get more sleep is to go to bed earlier. I can't seem to be able to sleep in. Although it takes me a long time to wake up, I have to get out of bed to do so. If I lay in bed until I'm wide awake and functioning, I get a groggy headache.

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