Was just curious.........

Sound Sleep - Sleeping the required hours.
@worthy (2413)
India
August 23, 2008 1:06am CST
Just wanted to know exactly how many hours on an average do you sleep? Yes,yes,I do know that the ideal time is seven to eight hours per day for healthy mind and body.But quite often I find myself lacking in the required amount of sleep due to various reasons,i.e.,assignments mainly. Similarly all of you must be having some work pressures or the other. So I just wanted to know that despite all your engagements,do you manage to sleep the required hours? If so,then how do you manage to take out those hours. And if not,then Do you feel sleeping for lesser hours affect your efficiency? For me,I do feel it does, to some extent.
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18 responses
@hiddenwing (3721)
• China
24 Aug 08
I regularly sleep at least 8 hours a night. I would feel tired if I don't sleep regularly
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Thats right hiddenwing
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• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Hi there worthy! At an average, I do sleep for 6 hours. This is very true especially during weekdays. I sleep a little late and have to wake up early in the morning because I have to go to work. During holidays or breaks or weekends, I would sleep at an average of 8 hours. To some extent, sleeping for lesser hours and even extra long hours affect my efficiency. I wish I could really sleep for about 8 hours. Unfortunately, there are reasons why I can't sleep within the required number of hours.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
If given a chance everyone would want to have a good sleep daily.A break every weekend is atleast there for all of us.Hope you get enough sleep daily.
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
23 Aug 08
mostly five hours. i am a single mom of four children. thou it is important for us to sleep 7-8 hours daily i wish i can do that. but during weekends if my children has no school the next day i can sleep for 7 hours. i sometimes wake up but still laze around on bed for my children are all teens and they are the ones who cook and wash clothes. but during weekdays i just have five hours of sleep.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Yes,even a single day's break can do wonders. I hope you get a little more rest during weekdays too.
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@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
23 Aug 08
Hello,Worthy! We must sleep at least 7/8 hours Sleep is a natural healer.It is remedy for many maladies.disturbed sleep can be hazardous.Sleep disturbance may contribute to forgetfulness,fatigue and other diseases.therefore,don't miss out on sleep or don't economise either.thanx.
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Hello bbsr13! Very good points.Thanks for mentioning. :)
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
23 Aug 08
7 to 9 hours, even if i do not sleep well at night, I end up having a small nap during the day. I either love or need the sleep.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Taking a nap during the day is a very good idea.Thanks ShellyB
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@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
23 Aug 08
Hi friend.I sleep for 7 to 8 hrs per day.but sometimes only 6 to 7 hrs.Ofcourse depriving a good sleep will certainly affect your thinking capacity and overall health.You may not feel fresh and active.A work which you need 1 hour to finish may take 2 hrs.so sleep is very essential to keep our mind and body sound.happy sleeping..thanks for sharing.happy mylotting.
@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Hi.you are right.I do not feel fresh and active if i sleep very less.Thanks for responding.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
23 Aug 08
Hi hon, How are you doing? I know you are busy with your studies and that's the way it should be but I always miss you. I am good keeping up with the hurdles that life has to offer me with. Let me tell yo those are nasty but I am living it, I have no choice, do I? So dearie, you can well imagine the amount of sleep I get usually. Things were worse though previously when I had to struggle with even 3-4 hours of sleep and it was then when had to take pills. But I am kinda over it now. I get the required amount of sleep and that too naturally. That is 6-8 hours on an average. I am sufficienctly refreshed. Proper sleep is very important for everyone and the duration largely depends on the constitution, emotional state, occupation and the kind of environment one is into. I just hope you get sufficient sleep. That os required for charging up. You take care and do not let stress to take over the sleeping hours. Happy sleeping.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
24 Aug 08
Hi mimpi, nice to back and i miss you too. I remember you frequently.I am so happy to know that you now sleep peacefully without any medicines.I will always pray for your happiness.*HUGS*That's right mimpi,lack of sleep does affect efficiency. I too try taking enough sleep as much as possible.Thanks for being my friend.:)
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• United States
24 Aug 08
On average, i get 5-6 hours sleep, but with classes starting Tuesday, sleep is something i'll have to cut down on.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I'm an insomniac, my hours are weird, and I'm extremely busy. So often I don't get eight hours, five to six sometimes. But if I get a couple days out of the week with eight, then I'm doing better than I used to be. I hardly slept at all four years ago, haha. I don't think it really affected my efficiency back then, but I'm a writer...altered states of mind are good for creativity. Having such habits today'd probably be really hard on me though. Stress + lack of sleep = zombie-like movements and sluggish thought processes. *nods*
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• United States
24 Aug 08
This makes me look bad, but I average 12 to 13 hours of sleep in a 24 hour day. I work cleaning the house every day, make my fiance's lunch for work every day, manage 3 indoor pets, and I tire myself out so much. (I'm yawning already!)
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@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
24 Aug 08
Yes i manage to sleep 7-8 hours a day. It is because I budget my time well and I stay at home all day. My job is online, so I find it very helpful in managing my time well. I spend almost 8 hours in front of the computer, 2 hours cleaning, cooking and any other task in our house. 2 hours playing with the kids, teaching them their assignments and other 4 hours just doing anything I like with the family. And the rest is for my sleep. I believe that it is important that we get enough sleep so that we have active mind and body all over the day.
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@lala501 (1533)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I believe I usually sleep for 7 hours but sometimes when I'm excited for the next day I just wake up at the exact right time, without an alarm clock or anything!!! It's really weird to me. But today I sleped for 11 hours and I don't know why. I fell asleep at 4:00 A.M. but I've fell asleep way later than that but I still woke up in 7 hours. weird.
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24 Aug 08
Hello worthy, Yes you really need and mut have 8 hours sleep a day or you cannot function prperly during the day and it is most dangerous when you are driving so that is why there so many accidents on the road these days because of tiredness so I know that you must have at least 8 hours sleep. Tamara
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@worthy (2413)
• India
28 Aug 08
That is a very important reason.Yes,we cannot function properly due to lack of proper sleep.People going off to sleep while driving,jsut the thought scares me.
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
23 Aug 08
about 5 hour or less, i cant handle to much sleep or i'm very tired all day. the lowest amount of sleep hours i gotten was about 2 hours everyday for like a month and tht was when i was working three jobs. i wasnt tht bad until the second month.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
23 Aug 08
2 hours for a month? That is very less.Even five hours or less is a bit too less on a regular basis. Well its a personal requirement.what can i say? Thanks for responding sisco.:)
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@dpk262006 (56484)
• Delhi, India
3 Sep 08
I love to sleep and on an average I sleep for 7-8 hours. On weekends, when I am at home, I try to catch up with my sleep. You see sleep for our body is must, otherwise we feel lazy and dull throughout the day. How are you? How are your studies going on? Have a great day! Deepak
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• Malaysia
24 Aug 08
I used to sleep for 7 hours or more but lately, my workload has increased greatly, so much that I have to do them at home. As a result, I usually sleep for 5 hours or less. Ocassionally, the stress I experience can keep me awake the whole night even when I lie in bed and close my eyes.
• United States
24 Aug 08
i usually get 4 to 5 hours,.i just cant sleep good at night, and the kids wake me up early in the am. I feel ok with the amount i sleep a day. i feel worrse if its less sleep like ill get allg groggy and weird feeling.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 09
hi worthy, seven to eight hours is my average sleep. i can't function efficiently when I get less sleep cause I tend to fall asleep in the middle of a class if i don't get enough sleep. Also, i couldn't think properly (in a sense that my mind is a bit slow in processing) if i don't get much sleep so I made it a point to get eight hours of sleep whenever i have exams. As for how i manage to get the required sleep, well, time management is the key. I usually get whatever needs to be done ahead of the schedule (assignments and major projects) so i wouldn't have to cram.