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March 29, 2006


I am a big fan of sleep. I make it a priority to make sure I get to bed with enough time to potentially get 8 hours of sleep. I don't oversleep as I hate to waste the day and to be sluggish. But one of biggest joys is a comfortable bed, a cuddly blanket, and a comfortable room temperature.

Lately, with my 7-8 hours of sleep, I have been waking up like I have been knocked unconscious. I wake up with a headache, cranky and feel like I just mixed a lot of drinks the night before.

Last night, I didn't get to bed until 1am, knowing I was off today.

What time did I get up? 5 am. 5 FREAKIN' AM! No alarm, no phone call, no nightmares...nothing! I woke up like I had a full nights sleep.

I felt like I had energy and tons of time! Around 4:30, I got a little sluggish and wanted a nap. But after going to dinner, I was just fine.

So, my question much sleep do you personally need to feel rested and full of energy?

I know everyone is different, and I know the mom readers I have will skew the results ;-) .... but I'm curious as to what is actually "average"

Posted by Sissy at March 29, 2006 11:33 PM | TrackBack

... 5 1/2 to 6 hours is about all I get...

Posted by: Eric at March 30, 2006 06:56 AM

I typically average 4 hours a night.
Bedtime is midnight or 1am, I get up at 5:30.
Sometimes I can't sleep until 2am...but oh well, that's life.

Posted by: Rave at March 30, 2006 09:47 AM

You know me sissy, the more the better.
I'm suprised I'm awake right now.
I say 9 or 10 hours but that's because of my apnea.

Posted by: spurs at March 30, 2006 10:45 AM


Huh? What?

Posted by: Ogre at March 30, 2006 11:55 AM

I need at least 6 hours to function properly.

With this job, I've been getting maybe 4 to 5.

In two or more chunks. Mere naps, really.

Ever been so tired you have uncontrollable hand spasms? Hallucinations?

That's me at least twice a week.

I don't remember what it feels like to not be tired.

Posted by: Graumagus at March 30, 2006 12:21 PM

I need 6 hours but I get somewhere between 4.5 and 6. On the weekends when I want 8 or more, I seem to get 4.5.

Posted by: Oddybobo at March 30, 2006 01:59 PM

Great work! |

Posted by: Patty at May 15, 2006 07:37 AM