Do you sleep well? How many hours of sleep do you average per day/night?

Sleeping Woman - A woman sleeping
United States
June 23, 2009 9:08pm CST
Sometimes, I have a lot of trouble with insomnia, but when I can sleep, eight hours is just about right for me. Do you sleep well? How many hours of sleep do you average per day/night?
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
29 Jun 09
Hello! Karen! I sleep for at least 7 hours at night. I get up early in the morning at around 5.30 a.m. to fetch fresh milk. By the time it is 10.00 p.m., I feel tired and go to bed. I've made it a habit to go to bed at the scheduled time so that my body could take proper rest. I donot prefer watching TV before going to bed. Once I am on the bed, it takes about 15 mintues to go to sleep. If I get undisturbed sleep (which I normally do) I feel fresh the next morning. Deepak Good Post!
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• United States
29 Jun 09
Hi Dpk :) You are following what experts say is a good schedule...rising at the same time each morning and going to bed at the same time each night. That keeps our body and its inner clock from getting confused and helps promote good rest when we do sleep! Thank you for your input. Karen
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
1 Jul 09
Hi Karen! I prefer following my schedule and I am required to keep myself awake till late at night, I feel restless because it disturbs my routine/sleep. Deepak
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• United States
1 Jul 09
Hi Deepak...yes, whenever one's sleep routine is disrupted, it seems to take a few days to get back on track!
• China
24 Jun 09
I usually have 7 to 8 hours for sleep.My schedule is not so good for my health.Awlays ,I pull an all-nighter.when to sleep ,it,s just 12pm or 1am.I want to go to bed early,but it is not so easy for me.what is your meaning for my situation or could you give me some help? thank you ! Wish you!
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• United States
24 Jun 09
Hi Hugoo...as long as you are getting seven or eight hours of sleep and it is enough, I wouldn't worry about your time of going to sleep. I tend to stay up late always, too. Some people's systems are just that way...it is called being a night owl. If you truly want to get to bed earlier, try making yourself get up one hour earlier each morning, and perhaps you'll be tired then earlier in the evening. Otherwise, just embrace your schedule as "okay" for you :) Karen
• China
25 Jun 09
THANKS for your suggest,I'will try it as I can.
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• United States
8 Jul 09
I hope it works for you :)
• Malaysia
28 Jun 09
on working days i sleep around 6 - 7 hours as i need to get up early for work the next day. wish i could sleep in somemore though. if i'm not working i definitely will sleep more!
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• United States
28 Jun 09
Hi :) Yours seems to be a common problem...not enough sleep during the work week. I'm glad you make up for it when you can, as it's important to get enough rest! Karen
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• Nepal
25 Jun 09
Talking fairly, I sleep only 5 hous a day. It's bcoz of my family reason. Apart from mylotting in my free time I have look after my shop and help my family in house hold works. But even then When I wake up I dont fell sleepy. Insted I will feel fresh and clear.
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• United States
26 Jun 09
Then your five hours must be what your mind and body need to do their best. How much sleep we need does vary from person to person, and as long as you get what is right for you, then that's what counts :D Karen
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
24 Jun 09
I used have troubled sleeping patterns but no more. I think it was the time of bad times and less physical work. Now I have grown out of it and also I am working. That could be the reason why I get dog tired and sleep off easily nowadays. Eight hours is a good time. I think some people require more sleep, some less depending on the work pressure and climate and physiology. You take care and eat well at night. Sometimes less amount of food gets us less sleep.
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• United States
24 Jun 09
Hello Mimpi :) I also have sleep problems when my mind is troubled about something. And yes, people do have different sleep requirements. I do feel my own best when I get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. For sure, hard work makes us tired more easily and ready to sleep. Thank you for all your insights. Karen
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
i get 5 hours sleep most of the time but it would be nice to have 8 hours. i also suffer from insomia sometimes even if i drink milk before i go to sleep. know what i do? if i dont get to sleep say tonight, tomorrow night i would have a makeover sleep. i guess its not healthy but it has become a practice now.
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• United States
24 Jun 09
I agree that five hours just isn't enough. Since I have insomnia quite often too I think it is fine when we make it up the next day :) I appreciated your response, Tigeraunt. Have a beautiful day. Karen
• Malaysia
24 Jun 09
I sleep well everyday. Normally I go to bed at about 12am and I sleep until 9am. 8 to 9 hours time of sleeping is enough for me. I can't sleep more coz I will get drowsy for the whole day. I didn't take nap at noon coz the weather in Malaysia is very hot. So only the night time is most important for me to sleep.
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• United States
24 Jun 09
It sounds as if you've discovered a schedule that works really well for you. Most people do best on 7-9 hours of sleep each night. And yes, it is very hard to sleep when it is too hot. Thank you for your input! Keep sleeping well :) Karen
• Philippines
24 Jun 09
To be honest, I never sleep well. I sleep at about 10 in the morning and wake up at about 4-5 in the morning. I wake up early because it's my only time to work here on mylot. Because I only borrowed laptop from my cousins. And they use this laptop almost all day. So for me to earn extra money, I needed to sacrifice a little. I have an average sleep of about 6-7 hours a day
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• United States
24 Jun 09
It is hard when sleep is one of the sacrifices we must make to earn some extra money, yes? I used to have to borrow a computer, too, and like you, it was only right that I work around the owner's schedule. I am glad to have my own again. I hope you have one soon! My best wishes. Karen
• Singapore
24 Jun 09
I definitely do not get enough sleep these days. I used to get average of eight hours per day. But there are some problems in my life now and it's affecting my sleep patterns. If I get a chance, I'd take a short 20 minute nap in the afternoon. That will leave me a little refreshed throughout the rest of the day. Last night, I slept at 1am and woke up at 6.30 am. Not enough, by my general standards...
• United States
24 Jun 09
I am like you. When a lot of problems are bothering me, I have a terrible time getting enough sleep. Taking a nap when I can is a must. I am glad to hear I'm not the only one who enjoys a nap to get me through the rest of the day. I hope that soon you can resolve the problems that are effecting your sleep! Karen
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
24 Jun 09
i get good sleep i think.. i usually get around 7-9 hours of sleep a day. i try to get that much anyway. i love sleeping but i hate taking naps. so i don't wanna take a nap so i try to get enough rest to last me till bed.
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• United States
24 Jun 09
Most studies show that seven to nine hours a night is what many people need to feel and perform at their best. I am happy for you that you get that : ) I do like to take short naps at some point during the day, as I have insomnia quite often. I have learned to sleep when and as I can! Thank you for responding. Karen
• China
2 Jul 09
i have had a bad sleep in previous year.i was difficult to sleep when i woke up in the middle of the night.i would begin worry about my work with a lot of stress in the midnight.so my hubby told me that health is more important than money.so i have exchanged a easy one.so i have a well sleep and i take average 8-9hours to sleep at present.
• United States
2 Jul 09
Hello Chingmerry...what wise advice your husband gave you. I am glad you no longer have trouble sleeping. He is right. Your health is far more important than any worry in the world! Thank you for sharing that advice. Karen
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
I think yes. I sleep well because eventhough I have 4 hour sleep, I can still manage to be awake more than 24hours. I work at graveyard shift and I can still manage to wake up feeling better. My average sleep is ranging 5 - 8 hours everyday. Depending on the acivity that I have.
• United States
1 Jul 09
Hello Danielle. I have read often that how many hours of sleep needed vary greatly from person to person. As long as you get what is right for you to feel well, then that is what counts most, whether it be 4 hours or eight or ten. Thank you for your input :) Karen
• India
23 Jul 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, Well, I too get less sleep, In day time, I hardly sleep, and after 11 PM, only I may get sleep, as I am regular habituated to read my books and then only I get sleep, but can sleep upto 7 AM next morning. No body should wake me. When I open my eyes, if my hubby is ready with cup of tea, whole day will be nice. So I do not sleep day time and I get 7-8 hrs sleep at night. May god bless You and have a great time.