Is Sleeping a Waste Of Time?

@waflay (2729)
Nairobi, Kenya
May 30, 2017 2:00am CST
Last night, it was past 1 AM and my mind had not registered sleeping at all. I had this feeling that going to sleep was just a waste of time. I forced myself to sleep afterward even though my mind was not up to it. This was not the first time that I had that kind of push in me. There are days I don't sleep at all... Well, when things go nasty... the nastier gets going. Have you ever felt that sleeping at night is like wasting time? Let's have a chat.
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@shaynas (5562)
• India
30 May
I never feel sleep is a waste of time. In fact i like to sleep rather than be in an useless conversation :)
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Now, a useless conversation is something I avoid at all cost. I would rather play a boring game than to sit in a conference with time wasters. As for sleeping, there comes a time that I feel I don't need one. And it just vanishes away and I don't feel it at all. Oops! But it is never an everyday's rundown.
@shaynas (5562)
• India
30 May
@waflay Right. I can't do without a good sleep.
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@shaynas (5562)
• India
30 May
@HAPPSINGH yeah, it is. I wonder how people do with less or no sleep.
@Sreekala (18782)
• India
30 May
If you are in bed just for the sake and without sleeping then surely you are wasting time. In other case, if you sleep tight then it will help your brain to relax enough so not wasting time.
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Yeah, I know... we have lots of people who go to sleep much early but they stay in bed for an hour or so before falling asleep. And we have those who can only manage a three-hour sleep and spend the rest of the night turning over and over in bed till morning. That is a waste of time for sure.
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@Sreekala (18782)
• India
30 May
@waflay Yes, that I agree. I am a person goes to bed when I am half sleep already. lol. I mean when I go to bed my eyes started to beg for sleep.
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 Jun
sure! you got it!!!
@Julie555 (2597)
30 May
In oppositeI am great fun of healthy sleep, it gives us energy and restore our bodies. How it can be waste of time?!
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@Julie555 (2597)
30 May
@HAPPSINGH Yeah, and most important is pleasure of having sleep
@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Well, having a healthy sleep make son feel energetic and ready for a day ahead. But it comes a time when you have to accomplish a certain mission in time, but you feel like you don't have much time... That how night time comes in handy... and obviously, you would think about going to sleep when you have done lots.
@Julie555 (2597)
30 May
@HAPPSINGH Yeah, that is also part of bed regime
@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 May
I've wished I didn't need to sleep.. but when sleeping I enjoy it and sometimes the dreams ..
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Good for you. I think I blew up my sleeping lifestyle when I used to have so little time and so much to do. I used to sleep for about two hours every night, to compensate on my tight schedule. I guess, my sleeping pattern was badly damaged that my mind just can't find pieces to put together anymore.
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@minx267 (11219)
• Hartford, Connecticut
30 May
@waflay I understand. I work 3rd shift and my sleeping schedule is so very messed up.. and when your body gets into the habit of something even if you intend to change it is not used to that. when only getting 4 hours a sleep at a time - that day you have 8 hours to sleep... you will find you're going to wake up after 4 hours of sleep.. whether you want to or not.. because your body has conditioned itself to do that.
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
@minx267 sooo right.
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• United States
30 May
I have never felt like it is a waste of time, but then again I can easily fall asleep. Sleep is a very important thing for the body. You don't know how much you really need it until you stop sleeping.
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• Abuja, Nigeria
1 Jun
well said!
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
I understand the consequences perfectly well. There were days I hardly slept for two hours every night, and since I had nothing to do during those long hours... I wished I could change the clock and start anew but nothing happened. I was always a sad, long night.... a real waste of time.
@Ashutray (85)
• Kanpur, India
30 May
Sleeping more than 7 hours is really a waste of time
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Wow, that is lots of time wasted. Let children sleep for long hours, but for an adult... I don't think more that 7 hours of sleeping is necessary
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@tzwrites (3442)
• Romania
30 May
I also think sleeping is such a waste of time and a waste of life but we can't function without it. I never ever nap during the day though...that's the ultimate waste of time for me
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
At least, I'm not alone in this field. Sometimes, I take a nap when I don't have much to do... or when I know I won't have time to sleep at night.
@topffer (30007)
• France
30 May
Work during your sleep : when I think at a problem before going to sleep, I have often the solution when I wake up. Try it.
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Yep, having a good sleep makes your mind work better. It works during stressful situations but not on everything in life, right?
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@topffer (30007)
• France
30 May
@waflay Yes, our brain needs also to sleep time to time.
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 Jun
@topffer does your brain actually sleep? well, I don't know, call me crazy but if your brain actually sleeps, could you explain how you dream, how your diaphragm contracts and relaxes, and how your heart beats, since those are controlled by the brain.
• New Delhi, India
30 May
How will you work without sleeping?
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Well, in my line of work. I don't have to report to anyone. It is me against what I have to do. This drives me to get going...
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• New Delhi, India
30 May
@waflay how many hours do you sleep daily?
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 Jun
@waflay yeah! that's the kind of lifestyle I like. I don't say "yes sir" to nobody!
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@PBKING (1492)
• India
1 Jun
Sleep is as important as our other needs. Just think if we don't sleep, that night we will miss our good dreams. As i experienced, if we think of anything for whole day, we see that things in dreams and got the way to solve the problems easily. Sometimes we may have to face some horror dreams if we are in stress.lol But that's different. Simply said proper sleep daily is necessary for long life.It will never be the waste of time.
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
That is one good point. (I really need that only system where I could rate a certain comment as best among the best.)
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@PBKING (1492)
• India
2 Jun
@waflay yeah.. i also need such system to rate the best comments.. Now we can rate only with our comments
• Abuja, Nigeria
1 Jun
yeah! sleep is actually a waste of time, but I can assure you that if you don't waste that time(sleep), you'd certainly breakdown. so you might wanna waste it bro/sis!
@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
It is easy to breakdown if you don't have much time to have a daytime nap. I can work the whole night, but I never postpone nap time when I feel like having some.
@Athinker (1510)
31 May
Sleep is good .it gives energy
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
Yep, that is right. And feeling sleepy while at work is no joke...
@marlina (60950)
• Canada
30 May
Of course, sleep is NOT a waste of time. Your body needs it for recuperating.
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
Nicely put! We need time to compensate ourselves for hard working hours. And only by sleeping that we put our mind at reast and be ready to move on to the nest task when awake.
@prashu228 (22235)
• India
30 May
Not at all. It's not waste of time
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
2 Jun
I hear you!
@responsiveme (14385)
• India
30 May
No, I love sleeping
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@waflay (2729)
• Nairobi, Kenya
30 May
Good for you
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