How long is your usual sleep at night?

Philippines
June 27, 2007 6:26am CST
How long is your usual sleep at night... to say you had enough? I've known some people who tend to sleep 2-3 hours a day and its enough...while some sleep from 12 am to 12 pm. I dont know if they dont get head ache or what but I cant stand to sleep 3 hours only... i also cannot sleep for 12 straight hours. Me... 5-6 hours is enough. How about you?
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• United States
27 Jun 07
between 2-4 hours for me.i really can't sleep much more than that unless i'm sick.i have insomnia and every now and then i even skip a day.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Wow! I mean you really can take it... I wish sometimes Im just like you so that I can finish more work to do.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
yea,i've been sleeping like that so long it's second nature to me.it must be an inheirited thing,because my mother said my grandfather was same way-up all night.he had a ham radio he listened to all night while he was up.
• United States
27 Jun 07
Now that I get up during the day, I am sleeping at night around 4 to 5 hours. With the exception of lastnight where I got the full total of eight hours. Since my husband didn't wake me this time when the alarm went off.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Wow that was great...At least you have slept that long. I mean sometimes it feels good to wake up realizing you have a little more time to sleep. I have a baby...and I find it really difficult to complete 8 hours of sleep. Esp right ow my baby is sick and wakes up more often than usual.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Sorry to hear that your baby is sick. I hope your baby gets better soon. Yes I do count myself lucky anytime I can sneak in a few extra hours of sleep. Especially this week since I have been having a rough time with the humidity, and being sick myself. Not only that I lead a busy life with work, taking care of family things, and the general list of things one makes for themselves in any given day. So my husband just letting me sleep when he got up this morning was a silent blessing, and has helped feel slightly back to normal after feeling really awful the last few days.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
27 Jun 07
Usually it is eight hours,from twelve at night,and get up at eight o'clock at the morning.In sunday,i will get up at ten or eleven o'clock.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
thats great...atleast you have enough time to sleep. Thanks for your response.
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@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I get about 6 to 7 hours a night. Sometimes alittle less. And thats fine with me. I agree I dont know how some people can sleep so long. I would surely have a headache when I woke up.LOL
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
yeah... me too... Thanks for your response.
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@archer1811 (1099)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
For me 8 hours is enough, but i cant have that, because i have so many obligations to accomplish, most often i've got 5-6 hrs sleep and its okay for me at least i got time to sleep.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
yeah... sometimes we just have so amny things to do. Thanks for your response.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
27 Jun 07
I think it depends a bit. Somewhere between 6 and 10 hours. I do not think less than 6 is enough. I saw a documentary on tv about sleep. Although people said they felt fine and refreshed after just a couple of hours sleep they performed very badly on consentration tests. The people that had slept for 2 hours did as bad as the people that had stayed up all night. They said 6 hours was the minimum
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
thanks for the information... I've learned a lot from it.
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@magikrose (5425)
• United States
27 Jun 07
For me I can go on almost any sleep. I have gone on 2-3hours and I have gone on 12hours. The ideal amount of time for me would have to be 8hours of sleep a night. The thing is with 4 kids I am lucky to get any.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
hahaha tahts good... Thanks for your response.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
27 Jun 07
i usually sleep arouund like 6-8 hours of sleep and that's good enough for me if I sllep 12 hours I will feel like crap.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
thats good...:) Thanks for your response.
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27 Jun 07
I need at least 9 hours of sleep. But I'm lucky if I get 6 :(
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
why? you have lots of things to do?... Thanks for your response.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
It depends, but usually its about 3-5 hours.. especially if I sleep early. Sometimes I get headaches but not that much. :)
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
oh if you dont feel dizzy then its fine. Thanks for your response.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
now i usually sleep for only 5 hours because i cant sleep unless its 2 in the morning, for some strange reason. its weird, and it sometimes makes me tired. now i try to sleep as early as i can, or at least go to bed early LOL!
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
maybe your insomniac... better seek professional help. Thanks for your response.
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@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
During weekdays, I try to sleep at least 6-7 hrs because whenever I stay up too late and get a little sleep I really can't concentrate at work. I try to sleep early because it's healthier than staying up late. Weekends is usually the time where I get a little sleep, because I know I don't have work the next day.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Thats healthy and good for you. Thanks for your response.
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@raj0019 (2629)
• Argentina
27 Jun 07
I sleep 5-6 hours each night, as most of my time passes in chatting with my friends on wap :)
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
ok... I guess its enough. Thanks for your response.
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@ackars (1942)
• India
27 Jun 07
I sleep only for about 4-6 hours.I study in a medical school and there is lots to study in medicine which you can do only after you get back from the college in the evening around five.
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
$ hours... I dont know if i can take it. But 5-6 hours... its fine with me.
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@Calais (10905)
• Australia
27 Jun 07
I cannot sleep well at all, I have 3 hourse of broken sleep each night...Its horrible and I yearn for a decent sleep, or just 3 hours straight would be lovely.
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Hmmm. I guess you should seek professional help about that problem my friend.
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@twils2 (1821)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Hi Lucky Witch, I work nights so I sleep weird hours. I usualy go to bed around 5 A.M. and get up around 11:00 to 11:30. Usualy 6 to 6 1/2 hours is enough but every once in a while my body says it needs more and I end up sleeping in. Take care, Terry
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@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
27 Jun 07
i sleep roughly 7 hours per night, i am pretty predictable, i go to bed just after midnight and i get up each morning at 7:20 am to get my son ready for school and walk my dog. this is just the right ammount of sleep for me, i very rarely get up feeling tired or unrested. on weekends i sometimes get an extra half hour, but as i have a dog that needs to go to the loo in the morning, i have to be up for him :)
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• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Wow you are responsible huh. I think 7 hours of sleep is enough... but sometimes with 5 hours of sleep i easily get tired... but I adore you for having time to walk with your dog. I love dogs... I wonder what type of dog you have.
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• United States
27 Jun 07
I sleep 6-8 hours and sometimes upto 10 hours during the weekends. It is said that for a more restful sleep, we should sleep 7-8 hours a night. I try to stick to that. I don't feel like I'm myself when I sleep less than 6 hours. And when I sleep 8-10 hours I feel GREAT!
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• United States
27 Jun 07
Week nights I get between 3 and 6 hours of sleep, and weekends I top out at about 10 unless I have something special to do. I do get headaches if I sleep too long..really nasty headaches too.
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@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I sleep in the day, and I am lucky to get at most 5 hours. I mostly get between 4-5 daily. That is because the world is not suited for midnight shoft workers. Everyone expects to maintain a quiet at night, but daytime is a free for all. When my hubby is home, and takes care of the boys, I sleep better and maybe 6 hours. Knowing he is home, my "ears/hearing" tunes out and I hear less activity.
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