Sleep

@celticeagle (120516)
Boise, Idaho
February 18, 2016 7:40am CST
About a third of our lives are spent sleeping. If you don't get a regular 7-9 hours of sleep nightly your normal cognitive ability can be greatly impaired. Your speech can be affected, your concentration is greatly limited, and your reaction time is very poor. Memory suffers from lack of sleep also. REM sleep, it is further theorized, aids in the strengthening of new memories. Have you felt any of these impairments in your life recently? Image courtesy of Flickr. com Commons.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
18 Feb 16
Yes, today I make more mistakes than usual because I feel so sleepy in the morning. I think even when I have more than 7 hours of sleep, and the sleep is not of good quality, my work suffers too.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
There are several things you can do make your quality of sleep better.
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@AnneEJ (4978)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
18 Feb 16
I am thankful that I am able to get the right amount of sleep every night.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
That's great!
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@marlina (79719)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
Hello Anne, You are one lucky lady!
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• United States
18 Feb 16
I have with this new medicine ...I dont like it, it makes me feel nervous and not being able to sleep. So I will call the doc about it Celtic. If I dont sleep, I am useless.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
You become zombie like.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
@celticeagle Yes, and the pain also disorientates you.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
@TiarasOceanView ...It sure does. Do you ever get any good rest?
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@garymarsh6 (14601)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
I used to manage on about four hours but these days it is more like six.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
Unusual but not unheard of.
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@garymarsh6 (14601)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 16
@celticeagle Margaret Thatcher was famously known for only sleeping for 4 hours a night!
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
@garymarsh6 ...There are a few who were able to.
@Corbin5 (119781)
• United States
18 Feb 16
When I have difficulty sleeping, the fatigue hits me in the afternoon. I just have to struggle through the day when that happens.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
I try to do the same thing. I sleep in cycles and so I try to do this to get out of one.
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@LoriAMoore (4683)
• United States
18 Feb 16
My sleep pattern has changed recently and I'm up at 5:00 am every day now.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
My sleep pattern changes from time to time.
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@gudheart (12741)
18 Feb 16
I sleep more than that but find that maybe I don't get proper deep sleep as I am always tired.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
There could be other things going on besides lack of enough sleep if you sleeping longer than that.
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
I almost always get only 4 to 6 hours of sleep. Sometimes less but I am fine.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
Some people can get away with only about six hours. I think as long as you are able to reach your REM sleep you are fine.
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@JohnRoberts (65302)
• Los Angeles, California
18 Feb 16
I get maybe 4 to 5 sleep a night and can only imagine the subtle long term damage. My sleep was destroyed by years and years of enduring noisy neighbors and barking dogs.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
Hadn't they invented ear plugs yet?
@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
@JohnRoberts ....Have you said anything to them?
@JohnRoberts (65302)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Feb 16
@celticeagle Fortunately I have no neighbor issues at the moment. I could write an article on this subject. Yes, I have confronted noisy neighbors and had the door slammed in my face, cursed out, threatened, ignored and lied to.
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@aju007 (1470)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
18 Feb 16
I guess I am in the safe zone then. I usually get a 7 hours of sleep
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
That should be good. Teens and younger kids need the nine.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Feb 16
I don't always get the amount fo sleep I need, so therefore, I end up falling asleep during the day. I don't know what it is, but I will end up wadking up in the middle of the night, and have a hard time getting back to sleep again. Thankfully, it doesn't happen every night, as there are some nights where I get enough sleep and I feel refreshed during the day.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
It is good there are some nights you do get your rest. Sleep is so important.
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@rosekiss (30258)
• Eugene, Oregon
18 Feb 16
@celticeagle It sure is. I go to bed early so I can watch a little Netflix, but I end up falling asleep watching an episod. If I didn't have to get up to go to the bathroom, I wouldn't wake up and sleep right on through. I do sleep sometimes during the day if I do get sleepy, ut I wish I got sleepy at night and not in the daytime.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
@rosekiss ....Maybe you should take a walk or exercise near bedtime so you get tired.
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@rebelann (43130)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Feb 16
I can't recall if I do or not, but I do know that I've never slept more than 6 hours at any one time. Whats worse is now that I'm retired I do a lotta napping throughout the night and I doubt I get more than 5 hours at any one time, of course I tend to think that could be age related.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Feb 16
Yes, it could be. You might read the three part posting I made today about sleeping aids.
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@rebelann (43130)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Feb 16
I actually feel rested @celticeagle but sleeping aids might keep me from getting up if I have to go potty and no one wants to wet the bed, right?
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Feb 16
@rebelann ....Don't drink before you go to bed. Drink more during the early part of the evening. There is always a way. And these are all natural aids, won't make you groggy or sleep too deep.
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@dodo19 (34012)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Feb 16
Yes, I do suffer from these. Unfortunately, I don't always get enough sleep. I do have three young kids, which is perhaps the main reason why I don't always get enough sleep. There are also nights when I have a difficult time falling asleep as well. For whatever reason there are nights when I lie down to try and my mind just won't shut off. Oh well ... maybe one day, I'll be able to have better night sleep more frequently.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
Have you thought of trying melatonin? It is natural.
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@dodo19 (34012)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
19 Feb 16
@celticeagle No, I haven't. I'll look into it.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Feb 16
@dodo19 ...It's natural and can really help with no grogginess the next morning.
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• United States
18 Feb 16
Lately I have been sleeping at least 8 years and I feel very refreshed.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Feb 16
8 years is a long time. Are you related to Rip Van Winkle?
• United States
19 Feb 16
@celticeagle Hahah I meant 8 hours! I don't know what I was thinking lol.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby ...I just went with it. Thought it was funny.
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@silvermist (20114)
• India
20 Feb 16
@celticeagle All true.But some days I too am deprived of sleep.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Feb 16
I think we all are to some extent. Some more than others.
@silvermist (20114)
• India
21 Feb 16
@celticeagle But there are some people,who can do with four hours sleep daily.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Feb 16
@silvermist ....You should read the three part post I wrote on sleep then.
@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Feb 16
When I lack sleep, that is what I noticed cannot concentrate, my body seeks liberty to give the self a better sleep which I will start this evening after reading this.I owe you this info,thanks a lot.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
13 Mar 16
That is normal and it is documented.
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@cacay1 (33199)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
13 Mar 16
@celticeagle Super right. I hope you are now in deep sleep , for when we are day here, yours evening. I bet.
@Blondie2222 (22749)
• United States
22 Feb 16
I noticed when I don't sleep I don't feel very great the next day. I get very light headed, have trouble concentrating and needing more caffeine. I do try to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night but sometimes it doesn't work as I have insomnia.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
22 Feb 16
I wrote a three part post on natural sleep aids. Hope it is helpful.
@marlina (79719)
• Canada
19 Feb 16
I have felft all of the above and had 2 nights at the Sleeping Clinic.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
They wanted me to go but I refused.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Feb 16
good idea, nighty night! lol
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
Amazing what sleep does for us.
@TheHorse (73701)
• Walnut Creek, California
18 Feb 16
What you say is correct, as far as I know. I've been pretty good about getting adequate sleep lately.
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@celticeagle (120516)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 16
That is good to hear.