Sleep Duration

2 years, 8 months ago

Personally I have around 3-4 hours most nights, I usually go to bed around 12 and wake up at 3.The reason for this? I like to have a head start on the world, while giving me the time to finish off any schoolwork I haven’t completed.

Most people say “What! why?, not having enough sleep is really bad for you, you will get sick if you don’t sleep enough” Firstly 3-4 hours is enough for me, sure I feel a bit tired in the afternoon, but it’s not limiting my performance throughout the day. And as for my health? it’s top notch!

So…How many hours a night/day do you sleep?
or as I like to call it, waste time xD

August 9, 2012 at 3:41 am

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Profile photo of R.V. Star R.V. Star (@rickvonstar) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdmannan, usually between 5 and 7. It’s an odd day that I get somewhere around 8 or 9 and I usually feel sorta bad during the day. But if I seem to get less than around 6 I get mood swings :/. Right around 7 is perfect

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdmannan, How long have you been doing the 3-4 hours a night?

I get a LOT of sleep. I need to readdress this, as I realized while prepping for the ubermann that I can do with a lot less (I was going on 40 minutes for 48 hours at one point ! ). But now I get a minimum of 8. I want to go back to maybe 4 at night, stay up – try to sleep for 20 minutes during the mid day, go back to sleep at 10-2 or something like that. Specially with grad school coming up.

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Profile photo of Cody Cody (@versai) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I probably average two 6-hour chunks twice a day. My circadian rhythm is pretty much absent, I go to sleep when I’m bored or tired, which could be whenever; the middle of the day, right after dinner, or 6 in the morning. The only negative effects I’ve noticed are losing track of the day of the week, and a faster perception of time. Other than that I think it’s been very healthy for my body to sleep so much, and I’m getting a better grasp on my dreaming consciousness. I LOVE dreaming, and my waking tasks are flexible, so I sleep until I get bored of dreaming, whether it be a couple hours or ten hours. Last night I dreamed out a dozen different scenarios for my day, and so far a handful of them have come true. Synchronicities and deja vu almost everywhere I go.

My sleep schedule’s on a boredom rhythm I guess.

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Profile photo of Nathan Nathan (@birdmannan) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Probably for about 2 months now, it was a bit difficult at first actually having to get up at 3 especially when it’s still dark and all you want to do is go back to sleep.

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Profile photo of Sasho Stoyanov Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

That strictly depends on my lifestyle which I like to change very often, so I can’t say a hard number. Eating less gives you more energy, sleeping in a room with an open window so it comes fresh air also makes you feel replenished, glucose and vitamins from eating fruits properly give you more energy, veggies also contribute to your freshness. It also depends on what stresses you out and exhausts you. I don’t even remember when and how much I sleep when I am passionate about what I do. I could go for days even if I drink only alcohol. Knowledge is useful in that case.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

3-4 hours 4 times a week, 10-14 hours 3 times a weeks. Got to pay the debts, even the sleep debts.

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Profile photo of Ray Butler Ray Butler M (@trek79) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I’m usually awake for 18-24 hours and asleep for 10-12. I’d say I sleep for about half the length of time that I’m awake.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I used to get 8 – 10 hours. For the past month or so since I’ve been eating better though I’m down to about 6. What you say is true @beyond,

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdmannan, Awesome. I’m always up for adding more waking hours to my day – I may try this. How long did the transition take till you felt OK during the day?

How did you start doing this?

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Profile photo of Alicia Lee Alicia Lee (@aliwine) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I am usually up at about 5:30-7:00 am every morning. Sometimes nine when I “sleep in”. I generally hunker down for the night at around 11:00pm-2:00am- however on the later nights I take a two hour nap from about 9:00pm until 11:00pm. The reason for this is my boyfriend works late and I like to wake up and spend time with him. I am always up early either for work or with my son. So on average I would say I get about six to eight hours of sleep. I need my sleep!! Otherwise I get lazy- and my dark circles get WAY worse than normal.

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Profile photo of Nathan Nathan (@birdmannan) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Great! I think it took around 4-5 days. However when I first started it, for some reason I felt perfect throughout the day, but the next day I could hardly keep my eyes open at about 4pm.

I started by going to bed at my usual bedtime (around 12:00) and just set an alarm for 3am. This seemed to have worked without me needing to ease into it. So it was an instant change.

So yeah, if you feel like you need to ease into slowly go ahead :), maybe like an hour earlier each week could do it.

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Profile photo of James James (@freethynker7) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@birdmannan, i sleep anywhere from 8-5 hours. i think your fine with your sleep, unless your ill or trying to body build you can live of 3 to 4 hours. in fact you may have more energy than your friends who get twice as much sleep. sleep is like a drug, a little bit and everthing is great…too much and your tired all the time and hate life. lol

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Profile photo of juliana benitez juliana benitez (@flordestrozada) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

my sleeping clock is off. sometimes i could got to bed at 10pm and wake up at 12 pm. other nights i can’t sleep at all. some nights just 3 hours. And i wake up at 6 am on weekdays to go to work then school then my other job and i get home around 7. sometimes i wonder what is wrong with me but then i just brush it off. like tonight i pulled an all nighter so now I’m off to work. anyone have any ideas on how i could get back on track?

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Profile photo of Martijn Schirp Martijn Schirp A (@martijn) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

A recent podcast from SoundsTrue about Falling in Love With Sleep had a lot of information about healthy sleep and sleep patterns and dream work. Recommended!

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Profile photo of pat pat (@epath) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

8 in the summer; 5-6 in the winter (get up early for work). I definitely do not get enough in the winter. It is bad for my health, but I can’t change my internal clock.

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Profile photo of Ellie Ellie M (@tangledupinplaid21) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

I sleep when I’m tired, and don’t sleep when I’m not.

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Profile photo of Sean LeBlanc Sean LeBlanc (@bongodeburrito) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

@piptherational, Sleep debts dont exist, so say the mental health experts at my clinic here.

I get 5-6 hours of sleep a night recently. Just a few months ago, it was 7 or 8 or I wouldnt be able to function. People range from 3 to 14 hour requirements. Each person has a different requirement, 8 is just the average.

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Profile photo of Iris Iris (@aneris) 2 years, 8 months ago ago

in the winter i can sleep for 12 hours sometimes but mostly around 8 or 9.
in the summer its around 7.
I <3 sleep.

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