How early do you go to bed?

@GardenGerty (105344)
United States
January 14, 2010 8:46pm CST
I may be on my way there now, and it is not even 9:00pm. I came home from the doctor visit, took my pain pill, ate a light supper, put my legs up and iced them as instructed. I slept for more than two hours. I think I am ready to sleep some more, not sure why. Excuse me while I wimp out on you guys.
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@wizteen (505)
• India
15 Jan 10
i go to bed at 11 but i sleep at around after 12. lol
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I usually am asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow.
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• China
16 Jan 10
I can't agree more.Sometimes when I go to bed,I just can't fall asleep for a long time.Horrible...
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• China
16 Jan 10
Really agree.Sometimes when I go to bed,I just can't fall asleep for a long time. Horrible experience.
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@schulzie (4064)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Honestly, I never go to bed early, ever. I don't go to bed before 12 midnight any day. I know it is bad for me too as I have to be up by 6:30 every morning to get my kids ready for school. Have a great day and happy myLotting!!!
@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Do you get to nap when they are at school, or sleep in on the weekends?
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I'm very rarely in bed before 11:00pm. I've always been a night owl. Even with 3 kids I can survive till 11 still. Half the time it's because till I get them in bed, I am up for awhile trying to get things done lol. I make fun of my friends when we go out because I usually can outlast them.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I know, that time after the kids are in bed is precious.
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@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Honestly it's different for me every night. If it's the weekend and I don't have to get up in the morning for work then I may stay up until 12am or 1am. Otherwise, on work nights, I'm in bed anywhere from 9-11. I try to be in bed by 11 on work nights but some nights I can't even make it that late! Like tonight I'll most likely be heading to bed around 10.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I am headed there now. Just want to post back to these answers.
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@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 10
My bedtime is never constant. The last few weeks it has been about 5a. and I sleep until about 2p. Sometimes I can get to bed as early as 2a. if I try real hard. I need to do more during the day and then I could probably get tired alot earlier. But with depression I don't do much and don't care if much is done.
@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I have been thinking that I may be having some depression lately because my job is wearing me out and I feel trapped. I am trying to sleep more natually.
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@celticeagle (121031)
• Boise, Idaho
15 Jan 10
Could very well be. This time of year is good for that. If you go to the website www.webmd.com you can find a quiz that will show you if you are or not.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Thanks, I probably will. If I am depressed, I know why and what I am going to do about it.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
15 Jan 10
If I've had a good night's sleep, I can stay awake until 11 or later, but lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night and then I start crashing around 7 or 8 - tonight its 9 and I'm honestly thinking of bed myself!
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Eleven is a time that I usually go to bed. I am tired tonight.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Tonight - this morning - some cat made terrible sounds, and since we have a few I'm worried about, I got up to check on the cat - didn't see anything bad - but now I'm awake - AGAIN! at 4 a.m.
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@Preciousgem (1190)
• Philippines
15 Jan 10
8:00 to 10:pm, if have to much to work and i feel so very tired.
@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I think it is important to listen to our body and sleep when we need it.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
17 Jan 10
That is too early for me. Since I don't get time for mylot the whole day, I spend few hours at night over here discussing and responding. I can't think of sleeping before 11:30 pm.
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• United States
15 Jan 10
I actually prefer to go to bed around 9, but I have been going to bed later because I have a group of noisy neighbors that make a whole lot of noise when they come home at about 9:30 and are sometimes noisy for another half hour. So, I go to bed around 10PM and wake up the next day all sleep deprived because I get up early.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
That really stinks. I hate noisy neighbors. I do not suppose there is some kind of white noise machine that would help you? I love getting up early when I feel well.
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
15 Jan 10
How earlier I go to bed is in direct relation to how early I have to get up in the morning. I like to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and it takes me at least 1/2 hour to get ready to go anywhere in the morning. So if I have to be somewhere at 9 I will be ready for sleep not much later than midnight. In the summertime I go to bed and get up earlier because it gets light out sooner. I am not a very good napper. If I feel crummy enough to need a nap, I usually plan on just sleeping through until the next day. Take care, and do not overdo while you are supposed to be recuperating, OK?
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I am just looking for online income. After today's reminder, I am back to the resting routine. If I am able to sleep, I must need it. I find this week I am sleeping right at 8 hours overnight, just going to bed and getting up when I am naturally rested.They say that is a healthy way to live, and I want to get back to it.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Jan 10
hi gardengerty wow you must be really hurting. Good that you took your pain pill,had something to eat, then got your legs up and iced them too. sorry you are having those problems. I am supposed to elevate my legs everyday but its so hard to do while mylotting, I have some swelling problems think its cause I sit here mylotting too long a time. I try to hit the sack about ten oclock as they get us up at the dark and ungodly hour of six a.m. to go to breakfast at seven oclock. I am not a morning person. alas.i have to take the early access bus tomorrow morning to get some blood work done, fasting of course for the cholesterol test and a lot of other blood work including my diabetes A1C test.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Have a nice breakfast after, okay? Yes, I have been at the computer too much this week. I keep thinking it will not hurt me, but I am sure there is some swelling.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 10
Actually I do not sleep early.. I usually go to bed at around 12midnight.. But sometimes, I sleep around 10pm. And I think that is the earliest.. Haha... I can't sleep early because I'm a student and at the same time, I have a part-time work.. So I am quite busy throughout the day.. Happy posting..
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I am usually busy as well. Right now I am having to take it easy.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
17 Jan 10
I love to sleep. I feel uncomfortable if I dont get my daily quota of eight hours sleep. But that doesnt make me sleep early at night. I sleep late which is 11:30 pm. It is approximate time.Sometimes if I have over worked then I sleep early at 11 pm or even earlier which is 10:30pm. Sometimes when I do not feel like sleeping I force myself to sleep at 12 am since I have to wake up early the next day. And if I dont sleep properly I will not feel fresh the next day, the whole day I will spend sleeping on my work desk lol I can stay awake upto 2 at night. I do it mostly when I watch movies at night
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
17 Jan 10
Please show me in the rules where it says the minimum sleep required is 8 hours....and who made you the sleep police anyway? I get really tired of people on this forum who tell me what my problem is or who tell me to do this or do that...you don't know me, you have no right to speak to me this way, I find it quite offensive.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Hey, MS. Tickle, it is a new guideline in the TOS!!! I think our friend is repeating what many people tell us, but when our body is used to another pattern it is sometimes worse to disturb it. Normally, seven hours is just right for me. My hubby probably could sleep ten any night, and he would do like you, if he has something to do he may wake up at night. We leave on trips often at 11 pm when he gets off work because he knows he will be too excited to sleep. I think excitement just makes me tired, I sleep to escape. I think Pupupd is probably a lot like my husband.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
19 Jan 10
I get by on six hours and enjoy a siesta in the afternoon, I've been that way for ages. My back aches if I lay down for too long. It's the way the comments are made Gerty. I have no problems with gentle advice or suggestions from friends but I get rather irked by strangers telling me what I should do.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
17 Jan 10
I wish I could do that. Even when I forgo my afternoon nap I'm unable to go to sleep early...if I try, I tend to be waking up on and off all night. I have a 4 hour trip to visit my Dad tomorrow to be with him for lunch so I need to sleep well tonight. I invariably don't though. Hope you are feeling better my friend...brightest blessings to you.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
17 Jan 10
I generally don't take afternoon nap and even if I take it, I sleep at my usual time which is 11:30 pm. The problem with you is you don't get enough sleep at night or you have disturbed sleep which may be due to insomnia. Have you consulted any doctor? Sleep is very important for a human body and minimum is 8 hours which nowadays people forget to take. They just wish if only the day had more than 24 hours.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Sometimes when people know they have something important to do they have a hard time sleeping. I hope your dad is okay. Your body is probably used to your rhythm.
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@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
19 Jan 10
Hi Gerty, Dad is great thank you...wonderful considering he is 96! I woke at 3am the night before my trip and only dozed from then on. I was a bit drowsy while driving but a 20 minute catnap in the car on the way brought me back to life....it's weird how I can go off to sleep in the car like that but not in the comfort of my bed...lol. I'm home again now and playing catch-up on the computer, I think I will sleep well tonight.
• Canada
18 Jan 10
with my shifting schedule that i have, i dont really know how early I could go to bed. What i do is i usually count the hours of the sleep that i need, then have it counted in my time which corresponds to the time i should sleep.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Rotating and split shifts make it very hard to have a normal life.
• Canada
19 Jan 10
yeah, its kinda hard but you'll get used to it.
@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I wouldn't call it wimping out. You've probably had an exhausting day. By the sounds of it, you did, and who knows the pain pill may have made you drowsy. If you've been in pain lately then you probably haven't gotten the sleep you need, so that could be the reason as well. As for how early we go to bed, hubby and I hit the sack usually at midnight, or no later then one AM. I have to be up at about 7:15 as I got to be at work at 8:30.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
Oh, yes, all of the pain and the pill do contribute. It was also the first time I went out of the house since the foot surgery.
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Oh yes, I can understand wanting to not stay out for long after a surgery like that, well not personally but I can only imagine.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Hey Gerty...What happened to have to ice your legs? I'm so out of the loop here it's unreal. I'm usually a night owl so don't head to bed till dawn rears it's glimmering light but, I've been pretty drained last few days so been crashing on my late-night friends by 9pm.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I had bunion surgery. Elective, but the doc says you can never ice too much post op for this surgery. You cannot put the ice on the incision, but you put the ice pack back of your knees for two hours at a time. Cools the femoral artery. Keeps down swelling and inflammation while you heal.
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• United States
18 Jan 10
ahhhh ok..Never knew anyone who had that done before..learned something new..thanks! Hope for a speedy recovery for you!
@liquorice (3901)
15 Jan 10
Not early enough! I've always been a night-owl, and find it hard to go to bed. Especially when I have a computer, TV, books (and food!) to distract me. At the moment my goal is to get to bed by 11pm, but I'm actually going to bed at midnight, and sometimes 1am. It annoys me a lot as I get so tired!! But it's a problem that I've always had since school. I just think all my thoughts at night and have all my good ideas, lol!
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Then you need a chance to sleep in a little later. I know about those creative thoughts that hit suddenly, when you should be sleeping.
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@liquorice (3901)
17 Jan 10
I wish I could, but my 4 year-old likes to get up early, and gets me up early too! That should really teach me to go to bed so late, but it's a habit I guess.
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• India
15 Jan 10
my bed time is after 1.30 am to 3 am . depends on the nature of the day routine..i use to have dinner at 00.00 am [12 am] or some times itis late ..and then i read some books or magazines..or type mails..then go to bed..
@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
It is good not to go to bed right after you eat, much easier on the digestion.
• India
15 Jan 10
yeah i know it is not good to go bed just after dinner or lunch or any eating , so i keep gap of atleast one hour after eatting .. i had mentioned that i eat inbetween 12 am to 12.30 am but go to bed after 1.30 to 3 am means it is suffient time to start digestion..
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
15 Jan 10
GGood morning GG, have u had your surgery yet? If so i hope u are doing well. I don't have any certain going to bed time really. When i fell like i can sleep i head that way.
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I had my surgery last Thursday. Yesterday was my one week check up. Originally the doctor said I would go back to work quickly, but when he thinks about the kinds of things I do he feels it is not the best thing for me to do. I will use up all of my sick leave. I am pretty sure I will also give notice, as the job just keeps growing and growing, but I do not get any help, and I just never have any energy for anything else.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
16 Jan 10
Sorry i should have kept up w/u better. I'm glad it's over with for u & i know u are to. Take care of yourself. Hope u have a good weekend.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Normally I go to bed at 9PM and get up at 6AM. But if I'm really tired, I'll go to bed as early as 8 and if I'm not working the next day, I'll often go to bed at 10PM, but sometimes even later. You're injured and you're healing. Also pain pills tend to have side effects of making people sleep even if it's not listed. But I have all kinds of side-effects that most normal people don't have due to Tourettes. Feel free to wimp out. The great thing about Mylot is that you can do all kinds of stuff. Work here, go outdoors, read the newspaper and come back. Or go to work and come back or heal up and come back. FEEL BETTER SOON. Wishing you all the best as you heal up.
• Singapore
15 Jan 10
Hey that's great - sleep early, rise early
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@GardenGerty (105344)
• United States
15 Jan 10
Those sound like the perfect hours for me. I am just spending time right now commenting this one discussion. I will sleep some more, and answer the freelance e mails I have. By the time I am released to work, I also hope to have had the gumption to resign. FMLA protects me from being fired, I think. I am going to spend my days off using my insurance and getting all up to date on everything as well. I am grateful not to have a lifelong syndrome, like tourette's.