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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Vancouver, Canada
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    How much sleep do you need?

    As someone who's been perpetually sleep deprived for the last.... 7 or 8 years, or so, I'm curious as to how much sleep you guys generally need to feel all right for the day. Some people are supposedly good with 3 or 4, but I'm definitely not.

    And, relatedly, are ya'll actually getting the kind of sleep you need?

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2009
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    I generally feel best with 7 to 8 hours of sleep, though I can function on less if needed. Any less than 3-4 and I'm hating life I tend to keep my sleep patterns pretty regular, as I'm prone to migranes if I don't, though I am occasionally prone to insomnia.

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    Join Date: May 2010
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    I'm finding that 6 hours is not quite enough, despite it being approximately 2 whole REM cycles. I do better with 7-8. 9 is awesome but quite rare.
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Montreal / QC. / CAN.
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    I never get enough sleep...

    Seriously, each day, i'm always missing an hour of sleep or so... I need 8 hours minimum. It's been going on for the last couple of years. I'm so tired sometimes that one of my eyes will start having spasms.
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  5. #5

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Vancouver, Canada
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    Myself, I usually feel okay with 8, so long as I've not been too sleep deprived in the preceding days. 7 is generally acceptable.

    With few exceptions, though, I've usually been getting 2-4 a night since late December, and I'm really starting to feel the effects pile up. As with much in life, I was better able to do this when I was younger, but it's becoming harder and harder to maintain.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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    I feel best with about 12 or so, but obviously that doesn't happen until weekends. Until then, I trudge along on weekdays with about 8 hours or so and feeling like a zombie.

  7. #7

    Join Date: Feb 2009
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    I can't get enough sleep.

    No matter how much, or how little I sleep in a night, I'm always tired the next day. How tired, will of course vary.

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    Join Date: Jan 2011
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    I usually get 5 or 6, although I always feel tired. I think 8 - 10 is about perfect for me.

    Although I think the real problem is when you're woken up in terms of the sleep cycle. If I'm woken or my alarm goes off in REM of a deeper sleep stage, thats just a crappy way to start a day. But every once in a while my alarm will align with a lighter sleep stage and waking up will be relatively easy and my energy level will seem higher.

    Even still, the 6 or so hours I get don't do it, and I can definitely feel it throughout the day.

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