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ningnangnong

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Curious as to how much sleep everyone on here usually gets each night?

How does it correspond to your work hours, and do you think less/more sleep has much of an impact on your mood/day?
 

Huge

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Quality of sleep is the key. Very few humans are exceptions and require less than the average. 6-8 hours. This is just my opinion and although I believe it it may not be true. I suffered from sleep apnea until my yearly medical picked it up. I didn't realise the quality of my sleep was so poor until I got a machine which changed everything.
 

Nashy

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Aim for 8, usually **** around on my phone and end up with 6 - 7. I function far better with 7.

Edit: Fridays and Saturdays I run on about 3 - 4 with coffee.
 
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Allo

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I get about 4-5. Then another 3-6 when I get home from work. It’s a vicious cycle that also is compounded by poor diet and exercise.
 

Allo

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Wait, what?
I work early shift, so when I get home (~2pm) i then crash for the 3-6 hours. Then I wake up, and since I’m ‘awake’ it’s normally 11pm at minimum before I try and get some more sleep and then I’m up again at 4:30am.

Rinse repeat every day because I’m tired from so much broken sleep. Bad diet and no exercise only makes it worse

I try and correct the sleep pattern but it just never lasts
 
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gordjw

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As much as an 11 week old baby allows me to have :)

She’s pretty good though, has been sleeping pretty solidly from 8-5 for a couple of weeks (touch wood!), so I’ve been getting about 7 hours with only small interruptions.
 

Clintos

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I comfortably get 8 hours per night thesedays.

If I'm ever awake after 10pm it's a miracle.
 
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jarro65

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Quality of sleep is the key. Very few humans are exceptions and require less than the average. 6-8 hours. This is just my opinion and although I believe it it may not be true. I suffered from sleep apnea until my yearly medical picked it up. I didn't realise the quality of my sleep was so poor until I got a machine which changed everything.
This.

I am a 30+ year shiftworker.
Getting up at all hours for work.... early mornings, late nights. It's hard.
Anyway, the missus started a health kick and bought both of us a fitbit to wear to monitor our progress. I decided to use the alarm function to wake me up for early shifts....mainly to not have the godawful alarm scream out at 2am.and wake the whole house up
While using this function i noticed that my sleep quality was terrible. What i thought was 5 hours of good sleep was anything but as i was waking up to 20 times a night !!
No wonder i always felt tired at work.
Quality is definitely the key.
 
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Morkel

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I've always needed 9-10 hours sleep. Ever since I was born. When the family was out to dinner, my 6 year old self was comfortably asleep under the table before dessert.

Obviously I rarely get that these days. Work nights my wife has given me a curfew of 9pm which has helped these last few months. Especially with the new job being full-on.

Even these days, if no one wakes me up I'll sleep until midday, even if I go to bed by 10.
 

Huge

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This.

I am a 30+ year shiftworker.
Getting up at all hours for work.... early mornings, late nights. It's hard.
Anyway, the missus started a health kick and bought both of us a fitbit to wear to monitor our progress. I decided to use the alarm function to wake me up for early shifts....mainly to not have the godawful alarm scream out at 2am.and wake the whole house up
While using this function i noticed that my sleep quality was terrible. What i thought was 5 hours of good sleep was anything but as i was waking up to 20 times a night !!
No wonder i always felt tired at work.
Quality is definitely the key.
Interesting!! After testing they told me I had severe sleep apnea and doing something about it was not a matter of choice, not if I wanted to keep my job. I fucking resented the intrusion and the ultimatum but had to accept both. Turns out I was wrong about both things. I'm glad they found it and glad they made me act.

I spent hard earned on my F&P sleep apnea machine and within days started reaping the rewards. Instead of zero quality sleep I suddenly was getting deep restful sleep and had energy that was missing for years. Not to one up you man but I'm a 41 year veteran of shiftwork and this diagnosis made a world of difference.
 
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Renegade

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roughly 6-7 hours but I don't sleep well + it takes me forever to get to sleep so I'm sorta used to being consistently tired. extremely rare for me to wake up and go, wow i feel refreshed!

and i don't drink coffee either so i'm just str8 up fucked.
 

Huge

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roughly 6-7 hours but I don't sleep well + it takes me forever to get to sleep so I'm sorta used to being consistently tired. extremely rare for me to wake up and go, wow i feel refreshed!

and i don't drink coffee either so i'm just str8 up fucked.
I used to work out, really driving myself hard and had the best sleeps ever. Excess energy inhibits good sleep just like apneas do. I have a technique I use which can be useful. Try to stay awake!! Yes, I'm serious. Try it in combination with keeping your eyes open. Naturally do this in the dark. Try to stay alert with your eyes open in the dark. While you do this start a space adventure. Picture yourself riding the elevator to the gantry, walking on to the platform, entering the capsule, getting belted in, switches and dials, checklists and comms, countdown and blast off. Make the bridge a modern one, switch on your anti grav when you reach outerspace, have an adventure, **** up some aliens, use your specialist armoury, settle a planet, launch probes, create a fantasy. Any adventure makes a great replacement for overthinking day to day shit!!!
 
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roo-ted

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I used to work out, really driving myself hard and had the best sleeps ever. Excess energy inhibits good sleep just like apneas do. I have a technique I use which can be useful. Try to stay awake!! Yes, I'm serious. Try it in combination with keeping your eyes open. Naturally do this in the dark. Try to stay alert with your eyes open in the dark. While you do this start a space adventure. Picture yourself riding the elevator to the gantry, walking on to the platform, entering the capsule, getting belted in, switches and dials, checklists and comms, countdown and blast off. Make the bridge a modern one, switch on your anti grav when you reach outerspace, have an adventure, **** up some aliens, use your specialist armoury, settle a planet, launch probes, create a fantasy. Any adventure makes a great replacement for overthinking day to day shit!!!
I think they call that a LSD trip
 

I bleed Maroon

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Without certain medications, my sleep is an utter mess. One minute I can be sleeping soundly for like 9-10 hours, the next I'm awake until the dawn with absolutely zero hope of knocking myself out short of doing this:

 

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