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    How much sleep do you get?

    After a decade of bad insomnia, I'm finally getting 7-9 hours of sleep on a pretty regular basis.

    Waking up more tired than ever though. It sucks.

    Regular schedule, 4 days per week I don't go to work until 11AM. In bed by 11-12, alarm at 9:45. Not much to bitch about there.
    Saturdays are 9AM, occasional 8AM Sundays but not that often.

    Still some bad nights when it takes me 4 or 5 hours to fall asleep but much better recently. When I wake up before the alarm, which is 99% of the time, there's no way in hell I'm getting out of bed until I need to.

    What kind of sleep hours do you get, and how do you feel in the morning?

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    6-8 hours sleep, sometimes less, never more. I do home improvement work. On days that I have a physically tough go of it I sleep well, get up with more energy. Lazy days = intermittent sleep patterns for me. Good sleep for me depends almost entirely upon: diet, exercise (work) and keeping a step ahead of Life's problems. Incomplete and unfinished problems tend to inhibit my rest.
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    I can survive on 6 hours but I prefer 8. My problem is that I wake up about 5-7 times a night. I never wake up fully rested. But like Tony, I will sleep better the more exhausted I am. Still, they are always restless nights. I am always thinking about whatever tasks are ahead of me the next day or anything else in life that might be bugging me. It's very seldom that my mind is calm enough to just lay down and fall asleep immediately.

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    i usually sleep 7-8 hours a night.sometimes all night then sometimes i might wake up 1-2 times but go right back to sleep.guess i am lucky.usually i go to bed 10-11.

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    usually 4 or 5 hours .I take a nap most days though too.

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    Hi Humboldt

    Unfortunately 3 to 4 hours a night is about it for me.

    Like Dan i do nap during the day.

    When younger 8 hours was my usual work night and less on the weekends.

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    7 hrs most weeknights 8 hrs on weekends @ 45 yrs old an afternoon nap is almost required if I want to stay up past 10pm.

    If your mind is full of tasks and you cant sleep put the tv on helps

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    weird of all the posters above YOSC is the newest member.. and yes I am bored...

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    What is this sleep you speak of?

    My sleeping pattern.. well I have not had a sleeping pattern in as long as I can remember. Before school my working hours shifted around and now at school my hours are still moving around. As a result I mostly just nap here and there. Some times I go to bed at noon and other times 3 am in the morning. I just go until I can't stay awake any more.

    Yesterday I slept from 2 pm to 5 pm, than again from 3 am to 5:30 am. and I have been at the school since 8 am and it won't be until around 8 pm that I get home. There is no consistency here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    7 hrs most weeknights 8 hrs on weekends @ 45 yrs old an afternoon nap is almost required if I want to stay up past 10pm.

    If your mind is full of tasks and you cant sleep put the tv on helps
    this is me !

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    TV is the last thing I want/need.
    Haven't turned on the TV in the living room in 4 months.

    That said, I watch most movies on my computer or finish them in bed on my tablet. Not that different I guess.

    I do love naps.

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    I will usually have my radio on and have the time set to shut off in about 1/2 hour. I find that if I'm sort of passively listening to something it will occupy my mind and thoughts and keep my from thinking about all the other things going on in my life. It does help me fall asleep faster.

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    I have to have my 8 hours! Less than that I feel it.

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    Not much for the last couple months, hoping to get up to 6ish a day soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Not much for the last couple months, hoping to get up to 6ish a day soon.
    My god son, best of luck.
    Lived off 2, hope for 8, can't imagine 6 on a regular basis is rough as hell but everyone is different.

    Is this scheduling, partying, surfing, or insomnia?

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    Weekdays 6hrs mostly, weekends 7-8hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humboldt View Post
    My god son, best of luck.
    Is this scheduling, partying, surfing, or insomnia?
    I'll prob make a thread about it next week.

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    Going to be early tonight.

    Already dog-tired and have to work a 6th day tomorrow, 3 hours earlier than normal.

    Have I mentioned I hate working Sundays?

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    8-10.
    Sometimes less but not often.

    I really don't have a set work schedule. That's different then most people so.

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