4 hours of sleep a day..

Philippines
October 24, 2008 11:04am CST
is it ok to have 4 hours of sleep a day? post some views on this matter. thanks!!
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10 responses
• United States
24 Oct 08
NO- as a rule you do need the average 8 hours a night. Sooner or later the 4 hours a night will catch up with you and it will not be good. A few things that can follow little sleep include, that run down feeling that we all experience at some point. But you need to know that your immune system is going to wear down leaving you exposed to more illness- flu, colds, etc... not to mention that it will take you longer to get better. Lack of sleep also ruins your body's metabolism. So to be a nag- it will catch up with you and you really need to get back on a normal sleep cycle. Good Luck to you.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
thank you for this one. now it makes sense why i easily get caugh and colds. i need to change my daily routine from now on. thanks again. cheers!!
• United States
26 Oct 08
Hey- no problem just thought I would give you all the information that I had and I really hope that it helps you. Hoping you are sleeping better.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
It's not okay to have a 4 hour of sleep everyday because It's hard to concentrate while working, we need to sleep at least 8 hours everyday to get relax and save energy the next day.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
yah, but i just cant.. maybe i need to see a doctor this time. thanks!..
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
26 Oct 08
Only if the person feels rested and that is all they can sleep, then it is good I guess. If they always tired and well making mistakes because they do not have enough sleep I guess is time to hit the overthecounter sleeping pills or to see a dr.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
maybe i should do that. thanks..
@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
My yoga teacher said that it is ok to sleep only 2 hours every day if you do your meditation right. I am not sure about 4 hours sleep without meditation. Cheers!!
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh i see thats cool.. but i dont meditate. thanks on this one.
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
24 Oct 08
Hello,Sleep is a natural healer.It is a remedy for many maladies.disturbed sleep or lack of adequate sleep can be hazardous.It may cause life style disorders like diabetes,blood pressure and obesity.It may also contribute to forgetfulness,fatigue and other diseases.Therefore,don't missout on sleep and don't economise either.One must sleep at least 7/8 hours daily.Elderly people require maximum five hours of good sleep.Software professionals require maximum sleep of eight hours as they spend most hours in front of pc and this effects their eyes,which in turn leads to headache and other problems.Working professionals require more sleep as they have to remain alert and focused to optimise their performance.the sleep hours should be minimum 6/7.So do whatever you like.thanx.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
oh my gosh!! this one is really true. im getting bigger, i get sick easily and i forget things always. darn... thanks bbsr13.
• China
24 Oct 08
I think 4 hours of sleep a day is really too little.I usually sleep at 1 in the night,and get up at 7 in the morning ,it is 6 hours,I already feel very tired during the daytime.This directly cause me of low energy in the daytime.And in additon,this is not beneficial to you health.So I suggest you not sleep so few hours a day.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
for me sleeping 4 hours a day is just like normal hours of sleep. i dont feel tired in the morning i guess my system is used to it already. but i just notice i got sick easily. its just not healthy even thought it feels normal on your part. thanks!..
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
i think having a sleep for only 4 hours is really bad for your health. you probably may not notice it or feel anything yet but sooner or later, you will know what effects it has in your body and your health. we should remember that our body is not a machine. we get tired and need some rest to "recharge" and regain energy. haven't you felt weak yet? how long have you been sleeping for that short time? i just hope that you try to change that and if incase you are having trouble with your sleep, you better consult a doctor.
• Philippines
26 Oct 08
i've been like this for 2years already. i am having difficulty on sleeping thats why i just stay up all night 'til dawn and spend sleepless nights with mylot. its really true, because now i easily get colds. infact i have runnynose at this moment. thanks for this info. cheers!!
@eztuner (451)
• United States
25 Oct 08
No, as everybody has said you need 8 hours of sleep for your body to function properly. If you feel revitalized with only 4 hours you should see a doctor maybe you have a different metabolism that functions in a strange way.
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
25 Oct 08
It's not really good for you. I see other people have mentioned weakening of the immune system from this amount of sleep each night, but I can think of something more important. If you sleep for only 4 hours a night, you are denying yourself REM, which is the most important phase of sleep. Without REM, your brain can not reset itself each day and do the reorganizing that it needs to do. You can actually die if you DO NOT sleep at all for about 10 days in a row. Now, you're not going to die from 4 hours a day, but you will be making it very difficult for yourself. You might notice problems remembering things or having trouble thinking straight. Eventually, if you slept for 4 hours a night long enough, your body would be so sleep deprived that you would automatically hit REM as soon as you fell asleep, a mechanism obviously put in place so that you won't die from not getting enough sleep and giving your neurons a rest. This is how people in the military get used to sleeping for short periods of time and still are able to function. Their bodies naturally adjust to the sleep deprivation and reach REM faster than most people do. I think it normally takes about 3 or 4 hours to reach REM, so you are basically waking up as soon as or shortly after you would be reaching REM. If you don't want to get 8 hours, 7 hours is a good amount of time to sleep. I often notice that if I get an even number of hours of sleep liek 6 or 8 I feel groggy, but if I get 5 or 7, I feel great. Weird...
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
24 Oct 08
For your body to rest, you should have at least 8 hours of sleep each night to be able to function properly..