Would you consider SLEEP to be a Luxury?

@incus99 (1086)
Philippines
August 18, 2010 8:39am CST
When I was younger .. I really hated to sleep, I often asked why humans really need to sleep. But as I grew up to be a physician and a businessman, I realized that a 6 hours sleep is already a luxury.. I seldom get enough rest, with the advent of multi-tasking, it very difficult to plan out a quality rest and sleep. What do you think? Is Sleep considered to be a luxury? What is your opinion?
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19 responses
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
27 Aug 10
I consider sleeping to be a luxury too Usually when I do not have work, the first thing I think about is that I want to stay in bed in the morning. But my little boys have other plans and they would come into my room to wake me up to have breakfast with them. I think that mental exhaustion makes us crave for more sleep rather than plain physical exhaustion.
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
I hate sleep when I was really young. Now I understand the importance of adequate sleep. Without enough sleep, you'll lose concentration, making you unable to excel in your studies. I try to sleep for eight hours, but I find that harder and harder!
@sjlskl (3385)
• Singapore
19 Aug 10
Definitely. Ever since I have stepped into the working world, making ends meet has the utmost importance. So much so that I have to sacrifice my sleeping in order to meet the objectives. The only quality sleep that I can manage falls on the weekends. Even that, I might have to give it up to run some errands, be it business or personal.
@juryse (753)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
It's a luxury for me too. I'm sleep deprived coz I work for the call center industry and I have been in the night shift for almost 5 years now. So whenever I can, I grab sleep.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
19 Aug 10
I wouldn't consider sleep to be a luxury at all. Our bodies need sleep for proper health.If our minds and bodies don't get enough sleep, it can affect our judgment and ability to function. Sometimes it may seem like sleep is just a waste of time, but it really is needed.
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Yes definitely! I rarely sleep so I really look forward to having a good sleep even during the day. I also have a lot of hobbies so i often allot mu sleep time in them. A lot of people out there too often wish to have more sleeping time. They work ard to make a living that they rarely find time to sleep. Sleeping means less time to make money for me :(
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Sleep is priceless to me. I am a mother of two and since I gave birth to my 1st daughter, my longest uninterrupted sleep is just 3-4 hours. I have to wake up early to do some chores. I also have some business aside. Sometimes I take a nap during the day. I want to have an 8 hours uninterrupted sleep but it is so impossible.
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
like you, when i was still a kid, i really hate sleeping. it seems like a punishment to me that steal away my right to play and play. but as i get older, i learned to appreciate sleep and i fall in love with it. when i was still single, it became my hobby aside from reading. but when i had my baby, i could not get enough sleep as much as i want. and now that i am already a working mother, i felt that i am deprived of sleep as much as i need it. i have so many things to do and so many responsibilities to take care of. and it became a luxury to me. i cannot go to sleep as early as i want, and i cannot have sleep as much as i wanted. sleep was once a habit that now become a luxury because of so many things needed to be done.
@meowcow (942)
• Philippines
19 Aug 10
Sleep is definitely a luxury. Real sleep that is. In our current society, the pressure for adults to keep up is immensely high or in most cases even virtually humanly impossible at some points. My point is, some of us worry throughout the day, and even worry in our sleep. We just don't know it. But on some certain lucky phases that could last days, months or even years... We get the break of being able to control our minds to not get overwhelmed and overclouded with thoughts and over-rationalizing everything; that instead of getting rid of our worries or our troubles (that would be impossible and unhealthy anyway). So deep sleep is definitely a luxury, a gift. And when we receive it or at last become capable of receiving it as adults, we get to spend the nights with some real rest how long or short they might be, and spend our days using the good energy we harnessed from it. I think our bodies know things our minds can't explain to us. Hope this helps! ++!
@BigTips (305)
• China
18 Aug 10
Yeah, sometimes, I may hold the idea that it is really a luxury to sleep a lot because we human beings have spent so much time on sleep, which is really unnecessary for most people. If one can sleep effectively, a 4 hours sleep is enough indeed. For me, every day, I will be busy with my work at hand and even I find it is never enough for me to finish the work during a limited time. If we don't spend much time on sleep, perhaps we can make a living easily and then enjoy a better life with our efforts and more time.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
18 Aug 10
no, not at all. its a necessity for good health.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
18 Aug 10
In many ways, getting sleep can be a luxury. There are times where we might not be able to get enough sleep due to various reasons. Therefore, it takes us a long time for us to go to sleep and in fact, we might take a long time. Personally I have went through three different phases. One where I hated sleep. When where I liked sleep a bit too much. Then there now, where I only get the amount of sleep that I need. Sleep is the only time that I am not really doing anything for the most part. There is some downtime, but really there is not as much downtime as I would like to have. Sleep in many ways is the biggest luxury in the world. Still, it is something that allows us to function throughout the day. Without sleep, it is hard to really function but it does take some time to get there a lot of the time.
@dcollins (16)
• United States
18 Aug 10
I love to sleep but I too seldom get enough rest. If I have a free day on the weekend, sometimes I will lay down and take a 1-2 hour nap. But then when I get up I usually still feel tired and then I feel like I have wasted the afternoon by sleeping. When I tell my children they should take a nap they act like it is torture or punishment. I tell them I would love it if someone told me to take a nap everyday. I guess its just something we really start to cherish as we get older and our lives get filled with responsibility.
@gurka84 (66)
• Argentina
18 Aug 10
sleeping is really the best thing we could do, but you are right we always have something more important to do or something to finish urgnetly. we dont realize that sleeping will optimize our performance in every aspect. Is a luxury is free but its also very hard to get.
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I am a wife and a mom working full time and I often find myself all over the house. :( Even if I get so tired doing my roles, I couldn't sleep. It is because I am an insomniac...:( And even if I am feeling sleepy enough, I just can't hit the sack any time I want because I've to do stuff. Family comes first to me. So, it is soooo easy for me to say that SLEEP IS A LUXURY. BIG TIME!!! Even if you have the monetary capabilities to have it still you sometimes couldn't have it because if you do force to have it, other things will be sacrificed... Thus, grab every chance you can get to get a good sleep. Oh, it is quite late here and I am still up! See what I mean. dear? Have a good morning, Incus. :)
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
18 Aug 10
I guess so, I never seem to be able to get enough sleep since I am constantly busy. So for me, yes, it is a bit of a luxury to be honest!
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I remember, when I was young, I sleep more than 8 hours a day! I sleep 2 hours after breakfast and 2 hours after lunch. I even sleep way before my bedtime...which is 8pm. I wake up around 7am the following day. So I guess sleeping, for me, is a luxury. Because when I got to college, and I didn't plan my schedule, I am forced to finish my projects and/or homeworks through the night. Now that I'm working, naturally, my sleeping habits every morning and at noon is gone. And when I'm rendering overtime, my 8pm to 7am is disrupted. So, yes, sleeping is a luxury for me.
@juggerogre (1659)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
I don't think it should be a luxury. Its one of the things our body needs to continue functioning well. I always make sure I get enough sleep. I'm pretty useless the next day when I don't get enough sleep. So sleeping is not a luxury but something every human being should have.
@babz02 (250)
• Philippines
18 Aug 10
Sleep is a past time for me. =) I don't see it as a luxury because it's a part of our cycle, but how often or how long we do it is ours to make, and it would fall as a past time. =)