how much one can sleep?

India
March 17, 2009 11:36am CST
i used to sleep a lot.even now i feel like sleeping but i get distracted disturbed at the nick of the moment.as i am getting on age my need for sleep is reducing,number of hours i sleep a day have come down a lot whatever little sleep i want i cannot able to get.sad state of affairs.life is like that.when i sit in one place without moving for half an hour i fall asleep.when i travel i sleep a lot in all sorts of positions with my mouth open for the amusement of the fellow travelers.at home its difficult to sleep for me with one thing or other.
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14 responses
• United States
18 Mar 09
6-7 hours of sleep is good enough for me. Sometimes I find my self waking up 2 in the morning for about 2 hours but I go right back to sleep.
@Oscarchen (123)
• China
18 Mar 09
I always sleep seven to eight hours everyday. In this way, I have enough energy to work. In my opinion, when you want to sleep, you need a quiet environment that may be easier to fall asleep.
• United States
18 Mar 09
I can sleep about 8 hours at the maximum if given the chance. However I have two small children that make sure I don't get anywhere near that amound. On average I'd say I sleep about 5 hours total a night.
@mikhatri (120)
• India
18 Mar 09
I can sleep for whole day, but the schedule does not let me to do so, though i sleep 8 hr, in holidays i use to sleep for 10 to 12 hrs....hehehe.....i like sleeping. when i travle i use to sleep in the train even there is a lot of noise in train.... even i have spleeped more than 15 hr alos when i use to travle in tha train for mr then 20 hr......lolz
@jane9147 (252)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
my sleeping hours range from two hours to a day. sometimes i can hardly sleep at night. that would make me so sleepy in the day. i have a very disorganize? (i don't the term for it) sleeping habit.
@jumz29 (23)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
i just sleep 5 hours a day....my sked is so hectic...i really take a nap every time i had a chance....but doctors recommend 8 hours a day for our system to work properly...maybe next time i will plan my daily activities well so that i can have more time to rest...
@Archie0 (4669)
18 Mar 09
Well i love to sleep a lot. at a time i can sleep for 12 hours max. But i hardly get time to sleep due to lots of studies and other work, i get sleep of just 3 or 4 hours maximum, because i go to sleep at night at 3 or 4 am at midnight.and get up by 7.30.am in the morning, so i hardly get to sleep all that time i need to study and even got other work like mylotting, i am just waiting to get my first pay so that my staying awake proves something and bears some fruits of success
@scheng1 (24813)
• Singapore
18 Mar 09
Maybe the quality of your sleep is not good, that's why you tend to fall asleep outside. Age has nothing to do with sleep. My mother and a lot of people older than you are still enjoy 8 to 10 hours of good night sleep. They sleep very deeply, even sleep through thunderstorm at night. I guess many people cut down on physical activities and that makes sleep quality suffer. Without sufficient physical activities, even people in their 20s and 30s can't fall sleep at night.
@oxtihama (93)
• Philippines
18 Mar 09
i did not really encountered any problem if sleeping is the subject.. i can easily fall asleep anywhere, and like you i used to open my mouth sometimes specially when i got tired.. every time i am asleep, i did not used to move in any direction, and i had only one position starting from falling asleep until i woke up. that is the reason that sometimes i feel like my neck is aching..:-(
• United States
18 Mar 09
I'd love to sleep 12 hours a day and stay up for about 14 hours a day. Now I know that that doesn't add up to 24 hours, it is more because you actually shift your sleeping schedule. I love to sleep a lot, but today's demanding world won't let us. - School - Homework - Friends - Meeetings - Church Yeah, definitely won't let us sleep anymore. but one day I'm doing to have an enjoying hour of sleep. The type of sleep that individuals get after working 20 hours straight on a project. It is a form of relaxing and enjoying life. It is a form of thinking about what to do tomorrow, appreciating the moment, and brainstorming; quiet time; more or less.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 09
during weekday I can only sleep for maximum 4 hours but on weekend it can be up to 10 hours but not more than that. over slept is actually not good for health.
@delkar (1716)
• Romania
17 Mar 09
well, i really can`t sleep more than 7 hours/night. Sometimes i really sleep even less, but until the end of the week, i`ll sleep some hours on the daylight, but only if i didn`t sleep 7 hours every day. I really can sleep just a little time and then do my job again, but the next day i`ll sleep more. But it`s good sometimes, because i really need some extra hours in one day, and if i can`t have more than 24h for a day, i just sleep 2-4 hours that day , and that`s all. The rest i`ll sleep in the following days.
@aidnul (111)
• United States
17 Mar 09
6-8 hours of sleep is what is recommended. IF you can fall asleep in other places but not at home it does not mean that your need to sleep is not there. You might be distracted at home, for example me when I get home although I know that I need to sleep and my eyes are popping out of my head, I talk to my family members, I talk on the phone, I surf the net and then at 2 am I finally go to bed. The need is there, it's just that I let other things distract me and I bring distractions in as well (laptop). I am tired when I wake up and once I get to school or work or in the car, I'm gone. But when I want to I can go to bed at 9 am and wake up rested I do it. I go straight to bed, forget about everything else. I beleive more effort is needed on our part not our body. Here are some things that might help: Eliminate distractions, (housework, career related work, chit chats, computers) if you can't eliminate them, ignore them. It's time to sleep, not talk/work. Make sure your bed is comfortable, clean sheets and pillow cases. A mattress and pillow that works for you. Let people know not to disturb you and reduce noise as much as possible. Or maybe put some soothing music on. Warm sweet milk before bed is great too, a shower with some calming aroma soap works magic as well. You feel clean, smell good, your bed is comfy, the milk is working, music and light level to your liking and go ahead and pass out. (If all fails, see your doctor or sit on your bed and sleep lol)
• India
17 Mar 09
I can't sleep more time. If i sleep more than 7 hours, the backache starts next day morning. So usually i go to sleep after midnight and wake up by 6.30 in the morning. If the journey is more than 2 hours, i used to travel earlier. But after starting listening music during travel, i stopped sleeping while travel.