How many hours do you sleep every night?

@shomomo (850)
Israel
March 22, 2007 3:38pm CST
I usually sleep about 8 hours, In the recent week I've slept only 7 (which is a lot for most people) and I was very very tired, almost didn't make it through the week... how many hours do you have to get in order to function properly?
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7 responses
• India
9 Apr 07
I am a student and I dont have this regular routine of going to bed at a particular time ..I know i must have but it is not that way..It depends on my work ..somedays I just sleep like slumbers for 10-12 hrs and somedays it just gets limited to 2-3 hrs.
@GardenGerty (91017)
• Marion, Kansas
9 Apr 07
Seven to eight would be ideal, but I often only get 6. I can tell that it is not enough. I will just have to get off of the computer, quit doing myLot, and get into bed a little earlier. I am treating myself to a little extra rest this long weekend, on the days that I can.
• United States
28 Mar 07
I usually get somewhere between 6-9. I know, its quite a range, but I fight being a night owl, but have children who get me up in the morning. I'm one of those people who could sleep 9-10 hours all the time if I was allowed to, but I seem to function well on anything over 8.
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
28 Mar 07
I sleep 7 hours every day. If I sleep less than this, I feel giddy next day and my orientation goes. However it is individual health status. I heard former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi use to sleep for 4 hours every day.
@carlaabt (3508)
• United States
28 Mar 07
My sleep is pretty sporadic. Like right now it's 130 am and I will be back up at 5:45 to fix breakfast. So I will get less than 4 hours of sleep. But then when my son is napping, I will probably nap, too. So then I will get another 2-3 hours of sleep. Maybe more, it depends on how tired he is. If I'm still really tired, I will sleep during his second nap, too. And then I will have another 3 hours or so of sleep. On average I would say I get somewhere around 6-7 hours a day. Usually no more than 4-5 at a time, though.
@repzkoopz (1895)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
once in a while, i get to sleep 7-10 hours. but normally, i only get to sleep on average around 4 hours a day.
22 Mar 07
I usually get around 6 hours sleep most nights then have a couple in the week at 7. However I do need one night a week when I can lie in for a couple of hours so that I can catch up, although that doesn't always happen.