What Is The Best Average Time Of Sleep?

@julyteen (13261)
Davao, Philippines
November 8, 2010 2:42pm CST
I ask alot of people about best or enough average of sleep that a person can do everyday, I got different suggestions and recommendations. One of them I should sleep 8 hours everyday to prevent sleepy while on work. Some also said that 7 hours sleep is already enough. One ideas that I am confused is we need to sleep odd hours, meaning 5 hours and 7 hours. I tried but it wasn't effective because I am still sleepy during working time. How did you fight your feelings if you are sleepy during work? How many hours we need to sleep to prevent sleepiness during work? I need your suggestions mylotters. Best Regards, HULYO
15 responses
@Diddaka (90)
9 Nov 10
Hi. All the summer I worked 15 h extra time job.That means from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.During this time I was sleeping just 5-6 hours a day.In the begining it`s hard.Every morning I was sleepy and very tired.But after 2 weeks in these shifts my body feels very well.Every morning I waked up in a good condition and rest for new working day.With all this want to tell you that the hours for sleep(by me) are not that immportant.Your body is the key.You begin to used to it.And it becomes a like "clock".Every morning get up in the same time +/- 10-15 min.But there is and something else-in the end of this period you feel very tired.Especially when you begin to sleep more hours than ussual.But this is hust for few weeks.That`s my observation.
@saqi78 (1405)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 10
Hi Julyteen Researcher believes that 8 hours daily is enough sleep for a healthy person, and I think if your diet and exercise is good then eight hours are enough for you. And one thing more, which is important, time of sleep. We all have different schedule of sleep and the best one is to sleep at early night and wake up early, if you try this then in first week you ll be disturbed but later on it ll become your habit and always keep one timings, dont disturb those timings this ll also help you to take good and sound sleep....:) Have a nice sleep
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
well the average is 7 hours. but its better if you do exercise also coz it helps boost your energy and stamina. its not about how long you sleep but you need to consider also your healthy habits. good sleep plus good body condition. take care and godbless.
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
9 Nov 10
I believe in the minimum eight hour sleep period. However, I am guilty of not doing it most of the time. Especially at night, I find that it is the best time for me to be online. Discipline is most crucial to get the right amount of sleeping time.
@Jacobus1919 (1684)
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
Sleep is very very important on how to stay healthy. The best average time to sleep is around 8 hours. This gives the body ample time to get things right and rest. Having not enough sleep causes stress and this leads to obesity and other illnesses.
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
10hours of sleep would be adequate for me with a 2-hour afternoon nap.
@Boxxis (1)
• Portugal
9 Nov 10
I think between 8 and 10 hours a day prevent sleepy while on work.
• India
9 Nov 10
At least 7-8 hours sleep in indispensable for our health. If we reduce our sleeping hours due to pressure of tasks, we won't feel fresh. The truth is that sleep works like a balm to our tired bodies and mind.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
9 Nov 10
well i had caffeine sodas on hand to stay awake when i was tired on the job. heavy consumption of them helped me stay awake very well which also includes the sugar rush that helped. even so any sane person knows nothing beats a good night of sleep to make one feel their best the next day. i know some like working night jobs. i wouldn't mind working one my self but it screws up ones body clock as the human body isn't designed to sleep during the day and stay up at night. the best time to sleep i would say is starting at 9pm that way one can recover around the most important hours(10pm-2am). i would say 8 hours a sleep a night is best but no longer then 10 hours or you probably haven't been getting enough sleep anyway if you sleep over that amount. that is unless your a teenager then its normal to sleep longer since your growing.
• India
9 Nov 10
Well... I think the best average time to sleep is 6 hours a day. I also sleep maximum six hour in night ... but some time when you are more tired or booz then it may be you will feel more sleepy then un usual. but six hours is enough I think ... Thanks ..
@stanley777 (7176)
• Philippines
9 Nov 10
During our teen years our teacher always stress, that one must have 8 hours of sleep at night so as not to feel sleepy during daytime.8 hours or more needed during our growing up years.but during my teenage years I usually don't get enough sleep because I usually hanged out with friends especially at night.So I guess it depends on every individual.
@dodo19 (28529)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
9 Nov 10
I generally try to sleep 7 to 8 hours a night. Generally that's what is said to be the right and healthy amount of hours of sleep a night. So, that's the amount that I try to sleep every night.
@Joe_Black (253)
9 Nov 10
Hey Hulyo! I totally just read a few books on this, and generally find sleep fascinating! It's an amazing thing, and naturally varies from person to person. There's alot of study being done at the moment, and is still an under developed reasearch area. That's why there are so many confusing facts. I myself am no expert, but what I have digested so far says that sleep is a cyclic process. Asin, you go through an ordered pattern of sleep phases, then return to an almost neutral phase before going through a similar pattern again, several times a night. The neutral phase is the REM phase (Rapid Eye Movement, where dreams are generally said to happen), and where you want to wake up for feeling fresh; the deep sleep is the important phase for recupperation and feeling awake for the whole day, but avoid waking up during this phase - bad times. A sleep cycle supposedly lasts between 60 and 100 minutes, so that's from REM to deep sleep, and back to REM. It lasts longer the less you have been asleep already, ie: 100 minutes for the first cycle and maybe 90 for the next. As it is advised to not wake up in the middle of a cycle - as you'll feel crazy drowsy and almost paralysed by tiredness... I'm sure we've all had that - you should observe yourself in the mornings to find out roughly during which phase you wake up. Often, taking ten or twenty minutes off your sleep time can help you feel more awake through the morning, as you can avoid waking up during deep sleep. Try it, and find what personally suits you. I agree with the other member's suggestions so far that it is a matter of personal preference. But one thing that is far less subject is napping - take a nap between 30 and 45 minutes during mid day is really revtalising, especially for my uni at the moment. If you nap longer than 50 minutes, you run the risk of entering deeper phases of sleep that leave you feeling groggy when you wake... bad times. So basicly just sleep regularly... change your habits by ten or twenty minutes to try and find what best suits you... and try napping at convenient times during the day. Hope that helps, and no sleeping on the job!! Worst comes to worse, ask your boss to nap for 30 minutes, if it's a nice boss that is...
@Joman122 (118)
• Canada
8 Nov 10
I usually get 8 hour of sleep, but really, all you need is a long, deep and undisturbed sleep because waking up in the middle of the night 5 times is what will make you sleepy.
@bwaybaby (904)
• United States
8 Nov 10
I've generally heard that 7 to 8 hours is ideal. I aim for somewhere between the two. Oversleeping and undersleeping are not really that healthy. I know that if I oversleep (and it's not because I am sick) I will still, for some odd reason, be drowsy throughout the day. I guess just try some different sleep schedules out and see what works best for you. Diet and amount of exercise can also affect how energetic you are throughout the day, so adjusting those may help, too.