How much Sleep is sufficient??

@amitksing (1324)
India
May 4, 2009 10:58pm CST
I often get nice scolding from my Dad for my huge sleeping hours and the schedule. I generally sleep late at night and get up late, for which, dad becomes very furious. For me, 8-9 hrs of sleep is a must, but I have heard people say that a young man should not sleep more than 6 hours a day. What is your belief? How much time should One reserve for sleeping??
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7 responses
• Finland
5 May 09
To be on the safe side atleast 6. as a what you in commonmouth called "mental breakdown" and some other mentalillness. It´s not that you can get these anyway and sleeping less than 6 for the indiviual might just work for them induvidial. And sleeping more will NOT make you "safer". But to little sleep can trigger them...
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@amitksing (1324)
• India
5 May 09
I think you have given the most precise time for a healthy sleep. Many of my elders have suggested me the same figure. A "+" to you for this ! Thanks for the post!!
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
29 Sep 09
I usuall keep 7-8 hours sleeping time each day whenever i want.My son alway likes sleeping .if he has holiday.the first day he would sleep half of the and doing nothing. i do often scold him too.
@amitksing (1324)
• India
29 Sep 09
You can allow him to sleep for long sometimes. Even I have set my own record of sleeping for about 16 hours continuously on a holiday when I were in school
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
29 Sep 09
He said" if a man was very tall, he need more sleep time".are you very tall? my son is 1.9 meters.
• Philippines
20 May 09
Yeah, we have the same problem! My dad always scolds me for sleeping too much (including 3-hour-long afternoon "naps"); because then, he says I can't get much done if I do that =(... and I think he's kind of right... when I overdose on my sleep, I feel much more groggy throughout the day... but around 6-8 hours of sleep per night and a 15-minute nap during the day revs me up and gets me going! But I think sleep patterns vary from person to person... only you know when you're getting too much or too little sleep, because then, it affects your daily function...
@hotsummer (10358)
• Philippines
20 May 09
i do not count on how many hours of sleep i had every night. sometimes i have more, sometimes i have sleep. it will just depend on how much i feel i need to sleep. when i feel that my mind could not sleep and could not take any more sleep, i will just usually get up and do things. specially when i have wake too early like 3 am, i will just turn on my computer and keep myself busy.
• United States
5 May 09
I like to sleep as much as possible as some times I cannot sleep at all. I find myself staying awake late at night and waking up early which is very strange to me. I really like sleeping in late on the weekends when my girlfriend doesn't have to go to work. I say if you're a teenager, you should get 6-8 hours of sleep per night.
• Finland
5 May 09
if by young man you mean a man in puberty (this applys to girls for that matter) they may actually "need" a bit more sleep. Seeing that the body and mind is working overtime during that period. And actually needing more rest...
5 May 09
Sleeping to much or to little is bad for the body. Generally the rule is minimum 6 hours of sleep max 8. I get approx. 4-5. This disscussion has made me sleepy it's midnight here in Canada and my time to sleep. Goodnight