Researchers Say that 4 hours of sleep is Pretty good

@Rashu169 (4391)
India
January 26, 2007 9:28am CST
read this and went like yikes...As i need minimum of 6 hours of sleep to feel fresh and be able to go to work... do you agree with these research results
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@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
26 Jan 07
Do you have a link to the research or the article? I have never heard this. I have always heard that we need a minimum of 6 hours of sleep/night, but that 7 or 8 hours is better. I have never read that anything less than 6 hours is healthy or that the body and mind can function appropriately with that little amount of sleep. I know that I would feel pretty lousy if I only got 4 hours of sleep.
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
lol... read it on the newspaper...lemme chk it on its website address...if i could track it will paste a link ... but u are right... i will go bonkers... nah i love to sleep
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
mike...on holidays if given a chance i can sleep throughout the day...my mom says that i can sleep 24hours if not woken up..lol
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
well i am a sleep lover so i always feel that i could sleep some more...though my record is of 17 hours straight...that was during high school days when my parents had gone to attend some family function and i was alone at my home.
@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think different people can function on different hours of sleep. When I was in the Army my body adjusted to having almost no sleep. I don't think it was healthy & I think it contributed to me getting really sick. My husband is fine on less sleep than I am.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
ahha...well i believe that army life very tough and very rough... well i really dnt know how u tuned into no sleep during ur time in army
• United States
26 Jan 07
Some days I was not sure how I did it either. You just had to though, it is not like I had a lot of choices about it.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
lol. yeah... well heard about the tough life of army guys.. anyways how was the experience? if you dont mind sharing it that is?
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 07
I think the quality and quantity of the sleep are both important. It's true that we are able to get enough sleep in 4 hour times, provided that we are having quality sleep. Sleep can be in several level, like, shallow sleep, deep sleep, deeper sleep & etc. I am not so sure on this, but i know the deepest level of sleep will help us rest the most and relax our tension efficiently. Some people may sleep long hours a day, but still feel tired bcoz they didn't sleep sound. A good way to maintain quality sleep is go to bed on time, so that your bio clock is not messed up and you can sleep soundly at the fixed time. Besides, food is important too, avoid drinking coffee so that you it won't keep awake. Besides, exercise more will help too. Do something relax before sleep like reading not-so-exciting books and reading newspaper, listening to not-so-hot music will relax our mind and prepare our brain into proper sleep. And, i know Thomas Edison used to sleep 4 hours a day and he is long life and invented tons of inventions :)
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
hmmm.... well thats a good what shall i say invention advice...but i guess like most of us i would vote for 7 to 8 hours of good sleep.
@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
yeah thats there
@kutchi (12334)
• Pakistan
26 Jan 07
I don't agree I believe that 6-8 hours sleep is best for your health and I always try to sleep atleast 6 hours aday
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
right...but i guess with 4 hours of sleep u willbe ok onlyfor few days...
@diannebcrs (1549)
• Philippines
26 Jan 07
well, 8 hours is ideal for children but 6 hours will suffice for adults. that's according to my research way back. oversleeping is unhealthy for the heart too so it has to be just the right amount of sleep hours.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
well i guess once in a while its ok...but u need to sgree it sometime is fun to be lazy...lol
@ugachaka (297)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I don't think that I'd be functional on 4 hours of sleep for more than 1 night. I tried cutting my sleep down to 6 hours, but it never lasts more than a week. Right now I'm getting about 6 hours of sleep because I have to take my girlfriend to work early every morning. Most days, I'm ready to pass back out as soon as I get back home and end up taking another hour nap.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
yeah i know...i really dont know how can the body function with so less sleep...though my uncle does sleep like for 5 hours and still is active as ever...but atleast he also has minimum of 5hours of sleep
@XxAngelxX (2833)
• Canada
26 Jan 07
Wow, I don't think I could manage on four hours of sleep for to long. I could probably do it for a day or so, but after that I would collapse from complete exhaustion. I too need about six hours but would prefer to get eight.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
yeah...on holidays i sleep like 9 hours and sometime 10 hours...lol...love to sleep.
• United States
26 Jan 07
I dont agree with that. Studies for years have showed that 8 hours is the healthiest and best rest you need, to function properly. Researchers are always finding new findings, but I will stick to the originally theory of 8 hours a night. Personally I cant function without sleeping 8 hours. Good topic.
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@Rashu169 (4391)
• India
26 Jan 07
yeah... 8 hours are damn best but sometimes bcoz of one or the other reason i get 6 to 7 hours of sleep which is like ok...but lesserthan that i go zombie...