How many hours of straight sleep do you get per night?

@Bee1955 (3885)
United States
January 4, 2007 10:10pm CST
Its been impossible for me to stay asleep throughout the night lately. Seems the older I get the more I wake up. I've taken sleep studies, pills, special drinks and still after a few hours, I'm wide awake! Anyone else?
8 responses
• United States
5 Jan 07
I usually wake every 2 hours or so and have difficulty falling back asleep. At first I tried to fight it and would lie in bed, tossing and turning and awake. Now I just "go with it".... if my body and mind want to be awake, then I let them. I take the opportunity to do whatever it is that needs to be done.....cleaning, ironing, laundry...... or I get on the computer for a bit. I take tylenol pm and still find I wake every few hours. Do you drink a lot of caffiene? If you drink any at all, you may consider not having any after a certain time of day.
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@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
5 Jan 07
No, caffeine is off limits for me and has been for years. Wish it could be that easy a fix. One doctor suggested that perhaps my internal stress just releases at night, but you expect a psychiatrist to say something like that!
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
5 Jan 07
Wait until you get old! LOL I have a bladder problem which seems to be worse when I'm laying down. On good nights, I can sleep for 2 hours before my bladder wakes me up. On bad nights, I have to get up every hour. At least I get some sleep, because I usually am coming out of a dream every time I have to get up. I consider night time my time for exercise!
@Bee1955 (3885)
• United States
5 Jan 07
I'm old dearie, I just didnt want to tell about my bladder problem until someone else did. (LOL) However putting that aside, I still cant return to sleep for a long time.
@raj0019 (2626)
• Argentina
5 Jan 07
I sleep very late night, probably at 1-2 am. My wake up time is 8am, so normally i get sleep of 6 hours. That is sufficient for me as far as my work is considered.
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@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
5 Jan 07
oh,often i sleep for about 8 hours,but i think it is not enough.As i know ,milk can be helpful.you can have a cup of milk before sleep,and then lie down without thinking anything,then,you could fall sleep soon.
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@luzamper (1360)
• Philippines
5 Jan 07
I am about 64 years old and I experience similar sleep disturbances at night. But I do not use sleeping pills or anything that makes me sleep for somehow they are addicting and you may not be able to sleep anymore if you do not use them. Accordingly, it's just natural for elderlies to sleep fewer hours than the younger ones. As long as we do not feel extraordinary weak when we sleep lesser, there should be no alarm. Just keep your peace, close your eyes, and sleep.
• United States
5 Jan 07
I always tend to stay up late and then have to get up early for work. If I didn't have to control myself I'd probably be living at night. I just get more energy and feel more awake and have more will and ideas to do things at night than I have during the day. Especially when I've slept in for a while on the weekends, and then go through the day, the night comes and I'm wide awake, and often could stay up through the night no problem. It sucks, because work comes back every time and forces me to keep some control over that.
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@rmulrean (21)
• United States
5 Jan 07
six or seven
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@AJEESH1 (372)
• India
5 Jan 07
8 hr per day
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