do you get enough sleep?

Philippines
September 10, 2007 2:58am CST
how many hours of sleep do you get everyday? does 8 hours of sleep work for you? or more than 8 hours would really recharge your batteries? normally, i make it a point to have 8 - 10 hours of sleep everyday. if i don't get enough sleep....if i only have less than 8 hours sleep, i get cranky, grouchy and very irritable easily. no matter what time i sleep as long as i get the 8 - 10 hours of sleep, that would make my day really pleasant. what about you, do you get enough sleep? how many hours of sleep do you get? what happens to you if you don't have enough sleep?
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22 responses
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
11 Sep 07
Hello friend, This question makes me very sad. On the week days, I can never get enough sleep. I have to get up 5 am in morning to take my 6 am bus. I come back from work at about 7 am and then start with my household work which continues till about 11:30........and again at 5am up on my feet.....it is terrible.........it is only on week ends that I can get few more hours to sleep. I feel very weak and tired as if I have no energy and I am forcing myself to work.......I don't feell well and I know it is due to lack of sleep but I have no choice like so many others........
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@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
11 Sep 07
not 7 am but 7 pm.......lol
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@williamjisir (22903)
• China
18 Sep 07
I sleep around six hours every day, sometimes more on my day off and sometimes less when it is my day on. It is good that you can make it a rule for you to sleep like 8 hours every day, which is beneficial to your health. I don't get enough sleep though and always want to surf online as late as twelve at night or later. I think that I need to sleep more for the sake of my health.
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@luckywolf (156)
• China
11 Sep 07
i usually get around 6 hours or less at night,i really feel it is not enough,because sometimes i will be groggy and irritated ,and sometimes even worse though in the bed and sleepy,but it hard to get the body relax and easy to wake up,that would be a hard day for me,last day i saw a myloter said he just sleep 2-3 hours a day,i just want to describe him as the superman,i will never get to that. hope all myloters have a sound sleep.
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• United States
11 Sep 07
If I don't get enough sleep, I become sluggish, groggy, grouchy, and generally not a pleasant person. Some people tell me I sleep too much, but I know if I don't get that much needed rest and sleep, I'll be a very unpleasant person and feel bad all throughout the day. I'm still not sure why we were made to stop taking naps after Kindergarten...
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• United Arab Emirates
11 Sep 07
Hi, Nice post I must say. I try to get good sleep atleast 8 hrs. If I do not get enough sleep, I will be feel sleepy all the day and won'tbe that energetic. When I get good sleep I get up fresh and feel the energy. I do not drive but my husband needs good sleep too. He drives to office every day and if he is sleepy it is very dangerous. Once he could not control his sleep and he was finding it difficult to drive when we were in India. We just parked the carin the shade and he slept for some time. Then after some time, he got up and felt fresh. My advice to all my friends here is that when u are sleepy please DO NOT drive.
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@doreen10 (11)
• Philippines
11 Sep 07
i never had a good sleep since my first day at the UNIVERSITY OF THE ASSUMPTION COLLEGE OF NURSING!!!!!!! well,,,, indeed a very frustrating on my part...... but i dont hav any intention to quit1
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• United States
11 Sep 07
i am a mother of two young children and i go to bed when im extremely exhausted. my oldest is 1.5 years and my youngest is 5 months of age. i dont believe that i get enough sleep but im fully charged if i can get at least 6 hours of sleep. i can work off of 4 or sometimes 3 hours of sleep though since i used to do it all the time. if i dont get enough sleep and i have to wake up, then ill just get exhausted earlier. the reason why i go to bed when i cant stay up anymore is because my husband is in the navy and he works odd hours all the time. we dont get to see each other often but when we are together i just want to stay up as much as i can in order to be with him.
• Malaysia
11 Sep 07
everyday i cant' sleep.please help me....:-(
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
10 Sep 07
On average I get about 7 to 8 hours of sleep. I wake up naturally but I still always feel like I didn't sleep more than 5 minutes and I just want to crawl under my covers and sleep a few more hours. I think I really need about 9 or 10 hours to really feel like I got sleep but then I'd have to go to bed at 8 pm and I just can't do that, I like my tv!
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@molusk (857)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
What happens is, I will be sleepy during the day if in case I happen to not get my regular sleeping time which is normally 7 to 8 hours iof sleep. If I do not get enough sleep, I do not feel cranky, grouchy or irritable. But you can be sure to find me sleeping in my restroom while my assistant minds the business for me. This actually is what happens everytime I go out with my friends for some night out.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I usually get around 5 hours of sleep at night. Sometimes, if I feel really tired, I will go back to bed for another hour or so when my son goes down for his nap in the afternoon. Sometimes on weekends, I sleep in, too, but usually I try to let my husband sleep in later, since he is the one that has to go do physical work on his 5-6 hours a day during the week. If I don't get at least 5 hours of sleep, I start to be groggy. I drink loads more Mountain Dew than I should then, too. It usually amounts to a day when my son and I don't leave the yard, unless we have a doctor's appointment or something. I will put off grocery shopping or things like that for another day, though.
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@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I usually get 5-6 hours of sleep at night. It is nowhere near enough but I stay up too late. The baby still wakes up a couple of times at night and wakes up early in the morning. Late at night has always been my relaxation time and I haven't given up that time for extra sleep. Once in awhile it will catch up to me and I will fall asleep very early though. Ten hours of uninterrupted sleep would be a dream come true! I have quite a few years before that becomes a possibility.
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
nope, i never get enough sleep. even if i sleep for 8 hours it doesnt seem to be enough. i dont seem to get the deep restorative sleep that you need. however, i seem to be able to function (and yes, i do take sleeping pills to help me)
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• India
10 Sep 07
i sleep 8 hrs a day.. if i sleep more than 10hrs i get a bad headache.,,if less than 8 hrs then my day is spoiled coz i will be always yawning wherevr i may be at and my eyes bloodshot..
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@EZhang (165)
• Singapore
10 Sep 07
No, i don't get enough sleep. Back when i was working at Singapore Changi Airport, some PT staffs were really havoc. They knew they had to work the morning shift the next day, and yet they could go clubbing and drink until they passed out and have a hangover. And then, when they have a hangover and "refused" to come to work, I have to extend my shift to cover their a$$. Ended up, I was always sick and threw up violently every few days..
• South Africa
10 Sep 07
It depends on how physical I was during the day. Some times at work I have to run around and visit various offices which makes one tired. Then normally I am early in bed meaning that I will get at least 8 hours sleep. When I am not very physical during the day I find that I am not very tired and will only get about 6 hours sleep which is enough for me. On average, I always get at least 6 hours sleep. My body cannot cope with less than that. I know myself by now - for what rver reason, if I do not get at least 6 hours sleep, the next day I am groggy for the whole day and are actually useless.
@Croquetilla (1817)
• Spain
10 Sep 07
today only sleep 5 hous but now i have fatigue. I think that sleep 8 hours is healthy and need for can live good
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@ggaaiill (196)
• Philippines
19 Sep 07
This week I am lucky if I have 4. Very busy this week. I work at night. Then have some home base call center during day time. This schedule will run upto friday! :(
• Malaysia
19 Sep 07
hi, ccdrewchat..i think me no enough to sleep.me hjust sleep 6 hour in a day..me awalys play game until midnight then just go sleep. then wake up at 8 something go college to study..
@wonderful1 (2076)
• China
19 Sep 07
i sleep at 11:00-12:00 o'clock at night, then i get up at 10:00-12:00 o'clock in the morning. but i can't feel energy, and i feel tired too. but i think i should i get up, it is too late and i have lots of things to do. i know why i can't have enough sleep. i am sleepy before i go to bed, but once i go to bed, then i will think lots of things, then i can't get asleep till 3:00-4:00 o'clock in the morning, and my boyfriend has to get up at 7:00, then i must wake up.so i really sleep about 4-6 hours a day. i have to work hard to earn enough money for my living, then i can sleep well at night.