Sleeping

@suzzy3 (8401)
November 29, 2012 4:09pm CST
Do you sleep well or do you toss and turn.I have been watching a programme on the tv about these people who just cannot sleep and it was very interesting.It showed people who survived without sleep they were tired and sluggish all day.They discovered one woman could only sleep from 1:30 in the morning till 6:30 am and that was enough.Once they trained her to sleep 5 hours she was fine and could function properly.She was a short sleeper.So it blows 8 hours a night that we were bought up with out of the water. Sometimes I cannot sleep so I get out of bed and do the ironing,or read a paper,book or do quiet house work.Then I make myself stay awake till the following night.This normally only lasts for two nights then I sleep well again.What messed up my sleeping pattern was my youngest who did not sleep through the night till he was four after starting school.He just never needed any sleep and was always full of life,unlike me of course.I did get used to it and thats what caused me not to sleep properly.It took a good couple of years to adjust to a proper bedtime.Are you a night owl or do you sleep really well.
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@maclanis (1473)
• Belgium
29 Nov 12
I toss and turn a lot, because I have trouble falling asleep. I think it's because I just can't seem to shut my brain off. I should just think of nothing is what people keep saying, but that's pretty much impossible for me.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
30 Nov 12
If I cannot sleep imagine you won the lotto and spend it on all the things you can put right in the world.Help the homeless imagine starting a business.In the end you just drift off.It works for me.Do not lay there worrying about anything or play your computer for an hour before you go to bed.Good luck
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Nov 12
When i was younger I could sleep so soundly. as i am getting older sleep seeems to be a bit more difficult to hold on to. I dn't think that i sleep as well as i uaed to. i guess it just comes with age.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
I think you are right as you get older and less active you don't sleep as well or need less sleep.I get outside in the air as much as possible.Exercising and walking helps me use up my physical strength
@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
30 Nov 12
i think it just depends on the person. we all have different internal biological clocks. some people need more sleep than others. some people need to sleep at different times to one another. i am a night person. i don't function well in the day time and i need at least 8 hours of sleep. that's just me and how my clock works.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
We are all different and we have to find our own way.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I sometimes toss and turn on the bed,it only happen to me if I have a lot of things in my mind and also if my body condition isn't good. But, usually I can sleep really well thanks God about it. If I found difficulty in sleeping I have some few ways to get to sleep: first is talking with my husband until I can sleep and another thing is reading some books or playing. I don't exactly know the reason why sometimes we don't have a sound sleep but I've read an article regarding about sleeping. It stated there that if the room is too cold or too hot it will somehow affect your sleeping quality as well.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
Some say it is the way the furniture is arranged ,whats bugging you ect.We are all different but I find walking no matter what the weather out in the fresh air.Really makes a difference to me.
• Thailand
29 Nov 12
Well, in my line of work i am awake at night and i am sleeping in the morning but much i am actually not sleeping well and i really don't like to sleep much because if i do get enough rest my body become so tired and lazy and i am always sleepy... same the woman you mentioned i could sleep enough five hours or less and i am already fine with that...
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@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
You are lucky to only need a few hours sleep to function.
@Blondie2222 (16323)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I find nights that I can sleep really well and then I have to wake up to go to the bathroom and that's when I have trouble falling back to sleep. Sometimes I can function with only 4 or 5 hours asleep but half the time I can't. I have to have atleast 8 or 9 hours of sleep for my to function properly. And I have a desk job and work with patients all day so I need the energy to talk to them and not be so sluggish and tired and not have good attitude. But even with being tired I try to be cheery and talkative to the patients so they don't think what's wrong with that girl. But we all do need sleep and eat a well balanced meal to function with our daily lives. I don't know how those people could function with no sleep at all, that would not be me.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
Sounds like you need some out door activity.Get out in the fresh air when ever possible.I need about 8 hours a night or I am a nightmare.
@doroffee (4233)
• Hungary
29 Nov 12
I had a phase when I was a bad sleeper, but it was really short, and I don't know what the matter was. But I'm a really good sleeper, except for when something bad is on my mind or when I'm sick.
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@suzzy3 (8401)
30 Nov 12
Sounds like you are very lucky
• Jacksonville, Florida
29 Nov 12
I usually sleep well unless my husband is not in bed with me. If he is out of town for work or something I barely sleep at all. I guess I can feel it or something when he is not there and it gets to me. I am used to him being in bed with me. Otherwise I sleep fine with him next to me. =)
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@suzzy3 (8401)
30 Nov 12
That is so nice .
29 Nov 12
I have trouble sleeping but it has different patterns and it seems to be a lot worse in the summer,I no what you mean about children breaking your bedtime habit I have a child who likes to get up and wake me in the night so it is hard to keep a proper routine. If I did stay up all night I would to stay up the rest of the next day as to keep some kind of routine but I really hate being so tired all day,I have had problems with sleeping for years but refuse to take sleeping tablets as I do not like the way they make you feel the next day. Hopefully one day I can get well balanced enough to sleep properly.
@suzzy3 (8401)
30 Nov 12
Just go with the flow.I used to sleep during the day if my child fell asleep that helped me cope.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
We usually go home from work around 11:30pm so we sleep late. I sometimes sleep at 1am to 3am. While waiting for myself to feel sleepy, I log in to myLot. If there's no noise in the house, I can sleep until 11am to 12noon. However, our housemates are already noisy around 6am to 9am. I am not a deep sleeper so I have to wake up already if my sleep is disturbed. What do I do? I myLot again. I sometimes have 6 to 7 hours sleep, sometimes 8 hours. I'm glad you're having a proper sleep now. I can't survive without sleeping. I guess I need even 3 to 4 hours sleep every night. Thanks for sharing.
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
My husband works odd hours as well and he needs to wind down before bedtime.Have you tried ear plugs to help you sleep through your house mates noise.You are the same as me no sleep means everyone stays away from me.
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• Philippines
5 Dec 12
I've been looking for earplugs here in my place but I can't find yet. Whenever I go out I just have a litle time to spend. I just play soft music instead and I could sleep eventually. I hope they should speak softer when they chit chat.
• United States
30 Nov 12
Whew! I cannot imagine what you've been through. I am dealing with menopause-related sleep issues. I wake late and go to bed late and have difficulty getting to sleep. Occasionally, I'm able to rise earlier and do OK for a day or two, but it doesn't seem to last, despite attention to nutrition, exercise and journaling. So I just have to wait it out a few more years. The seasons also seem to be an influence, with the length of daylight. Although I work from home, the sleep problem still impacts my earning ability. Best wishes! :-)
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
Sounds a bit like you.The menopause is a real drag.night sweats,day sweats.Tossing and turning.Like you I watch what I eat,exercise and no matter what happens we will have this for a few years yet.One woman of 75 I know still gets the night sweats.Unlike you I don't work really just the surveys ect.My heart goes out to you and others that have to hold down a job,now the the retirement age is 66 for woman.Good luck to you.
• United States
30 Nov 12
I usually sleep well as long as I put the computer away and don't have caffeine too late at night. If I can't sleep due to a sickness, I can usually take Tylenol PM or drink herbal tea to help. If I haven't done much physical work during the day, sometimes it takes longer to fall asleep. I find that the best way to get a good night's sleep is to exercise early in the day, clear up any conflicts as much as possible, and read a book before I sleep.
@bluespygirl (2112)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I can easily sleep any time of the day. Mayybe thats because sleeping is one of my hobby. Maybe I can sleep easliy because of tiredness during the day. I do lots of things -- cook, attend to my kids needs, household chores and business matters in between all day. I always wake up early. My day starts very early too that is why it is easy for me to sleep
@suzzy3 (8401)
12 Dec 12
You are very busy and active like me most of the time so sleep comes easily.Walking in the air with my friends ,my kids are all grown up now so not so much to do as you have.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I work at graveyard shift (11:30pm-8:30am) 5 days a week and i sleep only in the afternoon. And before I get to sleep, I would toss and turn for like an hour . Normally, i can get 4 hours of sleep everyday, when I get lucky, i can get 5-6 hours of sleep!
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
You sound just like my husband he survives quite well on about 6hours sleep at a time.I think he has got used to it.
30 Nov 12
I also toss and turn, it did so since i was 33-year old.i cannot find the reason that made me so ,it gets me quiet when it is getting darker outside. i spend time in reading , thinking ,surfing...untill feel tired ,feel my eyes tired ,then go to bed till 10:00am next day. No dought it is not a good habit for my rest time, but many years it forms,duno how i could break it ...
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
Do you spend many hours outside in the air now that should make you sleepySurfing the net will never relax your mind enough to make you sleep ,reading and meditation will.If you are not one of those people that need a lot of sleep then it will be impossible for you to force your self.Do something like ironing the clothes,dusting quite jobs,do a bit of craft.I found it was better to do something constructive then sitting around being depressed about it. Good luck.
@robspeakman (1707)
30 Nov 12
I love sleeping, I consider it to be a hobby of mine. I do not sleep very well, so any sleep I get - I LOVE Sleeping is wonderful
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
I like my bed as well .Maybe you are one of those people that just does not need much sleep.
@sousen (5)
• India
30 Nov 12
I toss and turn some time. Basically when I'm in tens I try to sleep but it's go far away from me and many thing run in my mind that time, Again I try to sleep agan same problem toss and turn and finally around after 4:00 AM or 5:AM I sleep.
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
Go to bed an hour later than usual a busy mind will keep you awake try meditation.Shut your eyes and relax your thoughts and listen to soft music.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I'm nocturnal. Haha I find myself more capable of doing things at night. Not to mention that my work is a night job because I have to handle people on the opposite side of the world. Actually, our body can accommodate 4 hours of sleeping and is the most, if not, healthy span sleeping hours for people who can't sleep at the right time. Research shows that one could get sluggish if they sleep for 8-10 hours during daytime. I'm not into statistics, though, but it really worked for me. So if you're an owl and wants to have a healthy sleeping routine, try sleeping for only 4 hours. You'll feel more enthusiastic than those that sleep for more that 8 hours.
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
It is strange how the body reacts and adjusts if I over sleep it makes me sluggish so about 8hours is just right.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
30 Nov 12
always we prefer to stay in the bed and enjoy our time for sure ,its the time to chill pill and enjoy life better
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
To right.
@fantabulus (4006)
• India
30 Nov 12
You are right people who sleeps less hours feel lazy in next day. Difficult for me to sleep at late night and wake up early morning.
@suzzy3 (8401)
1 Dec 12
lucky for me I don't work.It must be a nightmare if you are tired and have to do a shift at work.