how many hours sleep do you try to get?

August 17, 2008 4:09pm CST
We all should sleep at least 6 hours to feel refreshed and able to tackle the day ahead.. i need 7 hours sleep, anymore then 8 hours sleep and i can wake up feeling more tired, as would over-sleep As we get older i think we don't need to sleep for as long.. i known people that can go a whole weekend with NO sleep, and just party. I have been all night with no sleep but feeling very tired the next day by afternoon and just kept falling asleep which is not good and bad sleeping habit. How about you? what is your sleeping habit, how many hours sleep you try to get and can you go nights without sleep?
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@mayka123 (10287)
• India
18 Aug 08
I manage about 6 hours sleep everyday. On Sundays it is one hour more. I cannot stay awake to party. But the maximum I have stayed awake is 3 days continuously.
19 Aug 08
i think many love to have more of lay in on a sunday, wow 3 days.. i bet u slept a full day after that haha.. thanks for sharing
@mayka123 (10287)
• India
19 Aug 08
Slept a full day - I dont know if I have ever got a chance to do that. When anyone in the family is sick especially the ladies it is always me who stays in hospital with them the nights. And I do not take leave from office then so somehow manage with just a few hours sleep then.
19 Aug 08
wow, well i think its a case of HAVING to manage.. plenty of coffee helps as i needing now as had very restless night for some reason
@p1kef1sh (45642)
17 Aug 08
I MUST have at least 6 hours a night. 7 to 8 for preference. Like you, more than that and I feel grotty. I do sometimes sneak off for a nap in the afternoons. But then I feel tired at tea time! When I was young I could party pretty hard. But these days I like to be tucked up with my Ovaltine by 11 pm (he says responding at 12.50 am!!)
18 Aug 08
haha i prefer horlicks and right now i am gradually fading at 12.12am...normally i am ok but only got 5 hours sleep yesterday because of stupid mylot
@p1kef1sh (45642)
18 Aug 08
I need to go to bed too. Yet again I have stayed up too late. Night night.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
18 Aug 08
Hi dear well i am much fond of sleep and try to get atleast 6-7 hours sleep. and when i am not geting that much sleep for 7-10 days in a row that my BP start getting Rise and i do agree that if i sleep more than 8-9 hours , i wake up more tired. i can go i-2 nights without sleep but thats my limit Take care
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
19 Aug 08
Hi Karen thanks for ur response Wow u r getting too much responses quicckly, WOW i think in this CROWD i should not shoot my arrow Well, u mean u r sacrificing ur sleep for Mylot, Not bad, i am sure acknowledging and responding to these Response need time wish u all the best and happy Sleep
@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
17 Aug 08
i have never really tried to get a certain amount of sleep, but a lot of the times, if i have nothing to do, i won't set my alarm and the meds i take for sleeping knock me out so there are days i may not get up until 12:00pm to 2:00pm and usually have to go back for a small nap to get rid of the effects of the meds, lol sad eh?
17 Aug 08
i always know i normally will wake up between 6 and 7 hours later.. so i know the time i should go to bed, to be up at a particular time lol otherwise i HAVE to set alarm hehe.. id hate to be stil in bed in afternoon, well it ok if anything other then for sleeping hehe thanks for your response
@rbailey83 (1401)
• Canada
18 Aug 08
i usually have a pretty good internal alarm clock, but i always set the clock just in case, lol usually with my internal alarm clock it is too early
@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
18 Aug 08
i try to get at least 7 hrs if i am not able to get 8.
19 Aug 08
hehe 7 hours is enough to survive on thanks for response and take care
• United States
18 Aug 08
I used to say that I am not a morning person. But I get the same way if I get too much sleep. I wake up feeling a little tired and lazy. It's weird because sometimes I can go to bed and get 4 hours and feel well rested and other times I get about 7 and feel like I'm dragging. Not really sure yet how many hours I can get a day and make that my habit. But I'm not as bad anymore about getting up for work. I wish I could be those people who can run on 4 or less hours every day. They probably get so much more done.
19 Aug 08
yea thats how i feel.. wish i could manage on only 4 hours, so much i like to do and not want to spend so long sleeping, but really i do need 6 to 7... can manage on 4 hours for couple of days but then i start to feel the lack of sleep. thanks for sharing
• United States
18 Aug 08
Hi manykaren. I sleep as long as I like since it's summer vacation and NO SCHOOL!!! But school's going to start in a few days so I could probably sleep for about 6-8 hours. :[
19 Aug 08
hello goldencici yay for no school, but i bet now your body clock is all messed up, first day back is not going to be pleasant. thank you for response and have a great day
• United States
18 Aug 08
I try to get between eight to ten hours of sleep a night no matter what though some nights I just can't sleep and be up for hours and hours on end kinda sucks when you can't sleep and feel all cranky and grumpy and want to bite someones head off.
19 Aug 08
yes, it sucks if you really do want to sleep as need be up early and cant no matter how much you try.. and thats the problem sometimes is trying to hard, that it keeps you awake.. i dont need that amount of sleep though, between 6 and 7 i can cope on well thanks for sharing
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I try to get anywhere from 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night - it's not always possible, but I do try to strive for that. I get groggy if I get too much sleep.
19 Aug 08
i should try for 7 hours but dont always manage it thanks for sharing and have a good day
18 Aug 08
My sleeping habit varies a lot During Exams, I don't sleep several times and If I sleep, I sleep for few hours only (2 to 4 hours). During Normal Days, anywhere around 6 to 8 hours. During Holidays, I sleep beyond 8 hours.
19 Aug 08
during exams you need sleep even more so but maybe its stress and worry that stops you which really dont help.. thank you for sharing and take care
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I wish I could sleep six hours straight nowadays. But my insomnia kicked in this past few days. I had difficulty sleeping. I hope my normal sleeping habit will be back to the normal ways as it is.
19 Aug 08
oh not another with insomnia.. i sorry to hear that.. i know how bad it can be as my son suffers from it as well as hay fever which dont help. And going to college with constant dark rings under eyes he hates.. Seems to have eased off, hope it does for you.. thanks for sharing and take care
• Canada
18 Aug 08
i would love to get 8ish hours of sleep a night. but i'm lucky if i get 3-4 hours of sleep a night. and if the kiddies are sick i'm lucky to get 5 mins of sleep.
19 Aug 08
on that little sleep i think id suffer from much headaches and feel sick a lot.. my body's way of telling me i need more sleep but with young kids its not always possible to get the sleep we need.. thanks for your response and take care
• United States
18 Aug 08
if i can get 5 hours of sleep i do good.
19 Aug 08
hmm i could manage on that few days but then lack of sleep would drag me down.. dont think thats enough all the time. thanks for sharing
• Philippines
18 Aug 08
I usually sleep 8 hours but nowadays 4-5 hours in weekdays. I sleep at around 1 in the morning because I love watching TV and as long as there is a show in the TV I am watching it. Thank God that we don't have cable connection. And I wake up at 5:30 in the morning to cook breakfast for my mom and 2 siblings. So I try to sleep at noon when there's nobody at home. About the nights without sleep, I haven't tried it yet. Maybe if there's some motivation like movie marathon with friends or a vacation in a faraway place that will make me so excited that I dare not sleep. But right now I haven't tried it.
19 Aug 08
i am more of an internet addict then tv hehe. thank you for sharing and have a good day
@ilovemit (279)
• China
18 Aug 08
I always enjoy a sleep at night.I think we should at least get six hours of sleep every day,however I wish I can get one more hour and then maybe it will be much easier to get up in the morning.Besides enough time for sleep,we should also do it regularly.
19 Aug 08
how can ever have enough time for much sleep when we got internet, and mylot is not helping now as it can get addictive being here thanks for sharing
18 Aug 08
I thinks we should have eight hours for sleep,but sometimes we can reduce one hour.
19 Aug 08
haha i have had half of that for past 2 days lool i coping, erm just.. well the coffee is helping thanks for sharing and take care
@nickventere (1424)
• Zambia
18 Aug 08
I try to make up for good sleep time, but I usually fail to sleep on time due to too much work. Normally, after and also between work, I tune on to tv news and a bit of entertainment. Admittedly, I have problems with sleeping. At the most, 4 hours of sleep for me is good sleep!
19 Aug 08
thats about what i have got last couple of days, only 4 hours.. it not enough really, but so far i am coping on it thanks for sharing
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
18 Aug 08
I believe I need at least four if not five hours per night. I think, but I'm not sure, that it was more in the past. I usually do get this amount otherwise I'll be droopy over the next two days until I get it.
19 Aug 08
hmm... i now gone 2 days with only just over 4 hours sleep but i dont think i could do that every night, as 7 hours for me is perfect lol.. its internet fault, addictive haha.. thanks for sharing
• United States
18 Aug 08
I try to sleep for about 8-9 hours every night. Sometimes I stay up late on the computer though and will end up getting like 4-6 hours sleep and I will feel tired the entire next day. So I usually try to go to bed on time so I don't have to feel tired, but on most nights the internet just seems to addictive. Haha, tonight I probably won't go to bed until like 3:00 am.
19 Aug 08
i have been like that too much too, even more so now with mylot.. you right, it is very addictive here.. 2 nights now ive had maybe between 4 and 5 hours sleep.. and i am going to drink much coffee as i want very late night tonight too
• Malaysia
18 Aug 08
I try to get 8 hours of sleep. More or less than that I'll get up feeling tired. If I didn't get enough sleep the day before, the next day I might just fall asleep earlier.
19 Aug 08
you know, if i dont get enough sleep, i wil feel tired earlier but by evening i become over tired and then can not sleep.. Obviously after few days it will catch up on me.. maybe due to the extra coffee to try and get me over the tiredness