How does one determine how much sleep is needed

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By Ken
@kanuck1 (4401)
April 12, 2024 4:28pm CST
We all know that we need to sleep and that we need enough sleep. If we don't get enough sleep we are not functioning at our optimal state. I know that I should go to bed earlier than I do but never do. I hate going to bed. I must be a night owl. What about you? Are you getting the sleep that you need? How does one determine the amount of sleep they need?
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
13 Apr
I do not think that I have enough sleep. I wake up often during the night, interrupted sleep is not good sleep. This kitten is lovely.
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@kanuck1 (4401)
8 May
The kitten is taking a catnap! I also wake up several times to use the bathroom. It could be why I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. I'm certainly not a morning person!
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@LadyDuck (460568)
• Switzerland
9 May
@kanuck1 I wake up without the need to go to the bathroom. I get up at 5 in the morning.
@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
12 Apr
I don't get as much as I need, that's life. I know I've slept enough when I wake up rested, it happens once in a while. As a student I had a friend who always woke up at the same time without an alarm. I'd love to be able to do that.
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@kanuck1 (4401)
12 Apr
I also need more  sleep. It could be that I go to bed too late, usually around midnight. So when do you go to bed and what time do you usually wake up?
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@kanuck1 (4401)
8 May
@besweet You sleep in seconds? How do you that?
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@besweet (9860)
• Ireland
12 Apr
@kanuck1 I'd say 11pm to 6am is a good sleep for me but usually it goes later until I manage to get to bed. I am lucky as I can sleep in seconds when the time comes
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@GardenGerty (157918)
• United States
13 Apr
You know you have had enough sleep when you go to bed when you are tired and can sleep in until you wake spontaneously. Most of us do not have that luxury.
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@praykin (350)
• United States
13 Apr
I have trouble sleeping at night, I know I am not getting the sleep I need but can't help it. My body is just used to it I guess lol it don't matter what time I sleep I still wake up around the same time almost every morning.
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@kanuck1 (4401)
8 May
That's amazing that you can wake up at the same time. What time do you wake up at?
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@marguicha (216487)
• Chile
12 Apr
My body decides. If I´m sleepy, I close my eyes.
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@kanuck1 (4401)
12 Apr
So what happens after you go to sleep? Do you sleep many hours or just a few?
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@jstory07 (135173)
• Roseburg, Oregon
13 Apr
If you are not tired when you get up than you had enough sleep.
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@kanuck1 (4401)
8 May
The funny thing about me is that I have to force myself to go to bed at night and force myself to get up in the morning! How about you?
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@jstory07 (135173)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 May
@kanuck1 I go to  sleep at two AM and wake up around seven AM.
@kaylachan (59019)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
13 Apr
Expectrs will give you a range to aim for. They might also give tips for a good night's sleep. However, you have to do what works for you. For example, I should sleep eight to ten hours a night for my age group. However, I find that I can do just as good with five to six. I too am a night owl, and I do quite well. I go to bed when I feel tired enough, Wake up when I'm ready.
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@sabtraversa (13100)
• Italy
12 Apr
I'm a night owl too, I need to get very tired during the day and practice a relaxation routine to sleep early. Now I've been trying to force myself to get up early but I really need to work on what I said. Then I think one has to figure out by trying how many hours of sleep makes them feel best. I know I need 7 or 8 because I feel miserable if I sleep less or more than that. Some people need less, cats and children usually need more. Some have naps in the afternoon and that also counts towards the total.
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@RasmaSandra (74146)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Apr
I think our bodies have an inner clock that times our sleep. If one night I don't sleep well the next day my body tells me to take a nap,
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@Deepizzaguy (95446)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
12 Apr
Yes I do get enough sleep at night which is around eight hours daily.
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@dya80dya (34246)
9 May
I am a night owl too. I need many hours of sleep.
@Ghostlady (481)
• United States
13 Apr
Been a Night Owl all my life. Even when I had to be at work at 7:30, I was up till midnight or later...In my party days I was out to 3am and at work by 7:30. But now in my retired days, I only get up before 9am if I have an 11am appt. And I am lucky if I get to sleep by 3am. I get to watching videos..the shorts on youtube, or reels on FB. They are addictive. LOL Even if I only get 4 to5 hours of sleep, I am up late the next night. But...sooner or later I have one of those days where I sleep till 10 or 11am...guess you could call it Binge Sleeping. LOL
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@grenery8 (3192)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Apr
an early bird. up to 8 hours
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