Sleeping habits

@Eiloin (327)
March 28, 2007 6:20pm CST
Do you have normal sleeping hours? I don't. I can stay awake almost all night the one day, and the next be sleeping like 12 or 14 hours. I cannot normalise my sleep lately. Also, especially when I have to get up very early, the previous night it is almost impossible for me to sleep. For instance if I have to wake up at 6:30, I can stay until 4:30 doing things and then pass one hour more in my bed trying to sleep but not being able to. When I do not have to wake, or have to wake in a normal hour, I can just fell asleep since 20:00 and keep sleeping till next day
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@grobust (114)
• India
3 Apr 07
I have normal sleeping hours but i think i sleep more than the so called normal hours.I sleep during the day also for some 1 or 2 hrs if i have nothing to do.I sleep for long at night and dont wake up early usually,but sometimes i have sleeping difficulty also.I would lie down in the bed for 1-2 hrs trying to sleep.Once i even took sleeping pills but i was almost good after that and i discontinued the medicines.
@Eiloin (327)
3 Apr 07
That's how I used to do some years ago. I used to sleep like 10 hours everynight and at least 1 more during the evening
@poezer (30)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I definitly don't have normal sleep hours. Since I'm a full time freelance writer I spend sot of the night working. Since I live on the boat the night is beautiful and peacful. Let's just say I'm a night owel to the extreame messure. I love the nigh and the day for different reasons. They both have their own beauty and wonderr, so no I don't sleep much. I spend to much time enjoying life.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
You live on a boat??? Waw!!!!! It must be so nice!!!
• Canada
29 Mar 07
I'm an insomniac, so I usually don't hit the bed till like 4 or 4am. Then I'm back up again at 8.30am. I suffer from clinical depression and so whenever I have a bad bout with that, I tend to find myself awake all night. The depression makes the insomnia worse than ever. I do try using aromatherapy such as lavender to help me sleep and different scents to energize me during the day, and to a certain extent they do work. Some nights are worse than others, but I've learned to live with it now. It's nothing new for me any more.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Oh, I am very sorry you are suffering from depression. Don't you think that traditional medicine would help more than aromatherapy?
@LiminaL (164)
• Italy
29 Mar 07
I really enjoy de-regulizing my sleeping habits, but i have to recognize that this kind of things don't work too got together with studies. I point out this becaue I'm actually studying a lot and I find that they only way for me to go on like this is to get into some little regularity in terms of timings. I've also spent a lot a lot fo time of my life into caotic sleeping hours, and I always fount it interesting the way it was impacting my personality. What I find best is to shift from periods of "normal" sleeping style, to periods of irregularities. To go on too long in a way or the other causes a circle which at a certain point become passive and too compulsive
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I don't know why you say that having always normal sleeping hours can be a problem. But my unorganised sleep it impacts my personality, too -or, if not my personality, at least my behaviour
@Starline (681)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I love to sleep and always sleep for too long. But if I drink coffee, lol, I sleep much less which is good but stressful.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I love to sleep, too, and I love coffee and it doesn't affect my sleep at all (or so I think ,at least) But I 'm kind of insomniac, lately, and cannot help it
• United States
29 Mar 07
I feel the exact same way, ill be up till the late hours of the night and just be exhausted the next morning. Everyday ill tell myself i need to get to sleep early that night and then it just won't happen. Lately I can blame Mylot, but still, it is so hard to get to sleep early. I find it so hard to just normalize my sleep. I am excited for tonight though. I have the day off which means I get to sleep in.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
me too, me too!!!! I have all the weekend off !!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
My sleeping hours are erratic too. Sometimes, I will sleep for about 2 hours during nighttime or 6 hours the max. I used to try to catch up on some more sleep during early afternoon. But since joining mylot, my afternoon nap was replaced by surfing the net or posting here at mylot. I know lacking in sleep is not healthy. But getting a straight 8 hours of sleep is getting harder for me. I guess its because I'm doing a lot of things and keep moving around a lot too.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Oh, yes, mylot can steal sleep hours, that's what it is doing to me right now :):):)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
I have a normal sleep, usually 1 to 8 hours a day. If I don't get much sleep, I'm normally feel down and feeling cranky, not to mention I also get an upset stomach. Maybe you should try relaxing yourself at night, stay away from caffeine and try not to think much. Drinking a warm glass of milk also helps.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Me too, I get an upset stomach sometimes, but only if I pass a lot of nights with none or null sleep. I have heard that about the milk, but I dislike it. As for the coffee, it is my great passion, I have never been able to refrain from it
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
for me i dont consider it normal because at weekdays i have a straight sleep of 5-6 hours at daytime because i work on graveyard shift. But on weekends i can sleep at night for only 2-3 hours then eventually will woke up after that and cannot sleep until morning comes.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
All the contrary!!!! 2-3 hours in the week, and if I have all the weekend free, then all the weekend sleeping :):)
• India
29 Mar 07
my sleeping time depends on the kind of work i do all day. if am very tired doing my work and it has been strenous then i may sleep by night 9:30 or 10:00 and wake up by 6:30 in the morning. but if was jus fine all day doing no work at all or when my day was just fine without any stress then i can wake up upto 1 or 2 in the morning. but one thing i can surely tell you is that whatever may be the time i may be sleeping be it 2 or 3 in the morning, i wake up before 7:30 maximum. and in case if i have no work all the day and i sit idling i rarely choose to sleep in the afternoons. also, i belive in the fact that if a man sleeps for more than 9 hours a day, he is more prone to PARALYSIS. this is a proven scientific fact!!
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I 've never heard about that!!! well, I thing I could easily sleep for like 12 hours everyday if I could
• China
29 Mar 07
I have a normal sleep. I go to bed at 11:30 at night, and get up at 6:00 in the morning, and generally have a nap at noon. I can't bread the habit. If so, I will be dull all the day.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Perfect!!! I so wish I could arrange my sleeping habits just as good as that
@meljessxena (2319)
• Australia
29 Mar 07
well i usually sleep from about 11 pm to about 9 am, and thats my hours, but sometimes when they go out of wack for same reason well then it really affects me, so i guess you would call it i have sleeping hours
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Waw, you sleep every night 10 hours??? if only I could do that, too
• India
29 Mar 07
you have sleeping disorder for this you can try yoga, itis very useful. i think you need to consult about it and you will get rid of this problem. it is not a small problem , it should be controlled not otherwise it will become worse in the future so consult about it and sleep properly , good sleep is very useful and important for nice health and for nice mind,
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
You are right, good sleep is very important and I can say that when I do not work, for whatever reason, I sleep almost 12 hours a day. I am not really into yoga, I don't understand very much the logic behind it.
• India
29 Mar 07
ya i have normal sleeping hours.generally whenever i need to get up early in such case i sleep early in the night.for example if i need to wake up at 4am in the morning then i sleep near abt 11 or 12.but usually i never make the plan for getup early in the morning.generally i finished my all work before going to bad and take a good sleep of 6 to 7 hour.becas i have same problem first i it very diffcult for me to getup early in the morning and if i try to getup early in the morning sometimes i also couldnt sleep in the night.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
For me it is almost impossible to get up in the morning. I usually wake up like 15 minutes before my train goes, so I have not time even to take a breakfast.
• Pakistan
29 Mar 07
Well, not always but most of the time i have pretty normal sleeping hours. There are a few instances when i just cant get out of my bed even though i've slept for 12 hours the night before. Maybe that's cuz i usually have a very hectic day.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I have a very long and hectic day too, thing that affects all my timings, I sleep in weird proportions, I eat once a day, which usually is late the night, etc. It is something I cannot avoid, since I spend all my day to the work
• Australia
29 Mar 07
i think it depends from person to person in regards to the sleeping habits. but if we continue to sleep at the same time daily we can actually be consistent in falling as sleep at that time daily. try that and it should probably help Good luck
@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
You are right to that. But, you know, it is not like I am having insomnia or something, but I find always myself busy the night. I spend all my day at work, so these hours that I can stay alone, do things for myself and so, I usually cannot organise myself to just go to sleep
@ktmpok (611)
• Nepal
29 Mar 07
yes i have a normal sleepin hours.i feel sleepy at 9.and i go to bed.you should sleep 8 hours aday which is very good for ur health too.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I know it is good for the health. To sleep 8 hours, I should go to bed at 10, but I have never ever in my life (except when I was a kid, ofcourse) slept so early
@mizrak07 (557)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Yes, everyday I sleep at 12 midnight then wake up at 5 in the morning. They say a healthy sleep should be 6 hours but I feel alright with 5 hours. Are you stressed? Maybe you have problems affecting your sleeping. I read something about sleeping problems related to stress. I'm like that you know, when I have problems I can't sleep well.
@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
I am very stressed indeed, lately. You are lucky 5 hours of sleep are enough for you. For me not, but most times I sleep even less than that. I feel so bad, looking at the time passing and thinking I need to get up at 6 when it is already 2, or 3, or 4
@pizzoli (3381)
• Italy
29 Mar 07
when i am in good health conditions, like flu or something similar largely diffuse now with this strange weather here in Europe i usually sleep for seven-eight hours per night without waking me up in the middle of the night, but this good sleeping maybe influenced by stress or too much work, i hope all of you stay less stressed and tired
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
The weather never infuelnced my sleeping times, but, now you mentioned it, being stressed or tired hardly gives me any good sleep. In the best of the cases, I just sleep to see nightmares
@vivasuzi (4126)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I guess mine aren't normal either! I am a night owl and can stay up to 1 most nights, even though I have to wake up around 7. But then, there are days like today where work ends, I come home, and I just have to take a 3 hour nap. I agree it's hard to go to bed when you know you hvae to get up early! I think it's because I am constantly thinking of how much I don't want to wake up early :) It's ironic really. I know ideally everyone would go to bed every night 8 hours before they need to wake up, but I just can't do that all the time. I try to do that once or twice a week, but I just love staying up late! I think it's peaceful at night and I start to feel motivated when I should be going to bed.
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@Eiloin (327)
29 Mar 07
Me too!!!! If I just could stay all night awake and wake up at whatever time the next day!!!