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Poll Question : How many hours of sleep do you need?
Choice Votes Statistics
5 or less 29 26 %
6 36 32 %
7 18 16 %
8 22 19 %
9 2 1 %
10 2 1 %
11 or more 2 1 %

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scarlet
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 9:31:31 AM

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Normally between 3-4 hours but I have a nap in the day for a hour too.
Milly
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 4:21:18 PM

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I can function happily on 2-3 hours. I either don't go to sleep until the early hours or wake up in the middle of the night/very early morning and find something to occupy myself - I'll go for a run, prepare dinner for the evening, read a book, surf the net etc.

I will, occasionally, have those verrry lazy weekends where I can sleep for 10-12 hours. I am rather unproductive after such a lengthy sleep though, I tend to be groggy and grumpy too.
Buz
Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2013 7:52:26 PM

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I wake up from the alarm at either 5 or 5:30 am 5 days a week to run and work out before going to the office. I go to bed around 11:00 pm - Midnight, so never enough sleep. I usually get a little more on the weekend. Sometimes I go through agonizing periods of insomnia. I hate that!

Soleillalune
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:25:20 AM

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4 or 5.. I can go a week like that, then a good 8

bill11
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:38:20 AM

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Really need 7 per day to be at peak attention
SugarBaby2013
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:46:35 AM

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4 to 5 hours. Never seems enough. But, there is always the WEEKENDS to get caught up!

Americanheart
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:41:21 PM

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I usually get three to five hours but I need more hours of sleep.

Poppet
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:58:44 PM

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I usually get about six, but I don't get "rested" sleep. I'd be best with eight, but I hardly ever get that. Nine would be bliss.

Alphamagus
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 2:10:35 PM

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My sleep varies between two and six hours a night. I would love to sleep more but i just cannot.
Icarus32
Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:50:45 PM

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Six plus is idea, I can function alright with five after I'm going, four means I may crash and anything less than four means I'm not going to even bother going to sleep.
swollen
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 12:20:34 PM

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Nowhere near enough at the moment - think I could sleep for a month.
Guest
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 1:13:56 PM

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6-8 hrs ... !!!
Guest
Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013 1:03:23 PM

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I usually run on 5, I would love a solid 7... I am a notorious napper though!
Guest
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:10:28 AM

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I usually sleep 3 to 4 hours would like 8 but that doesn't happen often. I envy people who can sleep more.
Shaman
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:44:27 AM

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I usually get 5 or less would like a little more though
adagio_sabadicus
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 10:55:49 AM

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Between 5 and 6, if not then 7 or 8. Fuck it! I'm going to bed dontknow

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LASARDaddy
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 1:20:07 PM

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5 a night.

I taught my self that in college because it added years to my life. Besides I was carrying a full load, 2 21 hour semesters and a 9 hour summer session. I got 2 degrees doing that in 5 years. That was a bitch but I loved it.

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JasonM
Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 2:09:55 PM

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Between 5 and 6 normally - but if I've been out late (like last night) - then I need more rest, 8 or so

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Posted: Saturday, October 26, 2013 3:18:09 PM

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What I need and have are very different, I have about 5 and need about 8 or 9
sexygeek
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:59:35 AM

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Depends, 6 to hrs 8 but I'll be lucky if I get 5 hrs on week days
sweetaz
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 7:42:50 AM

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not a lot lately must do better 8 hours seems unobtainable at present
Robbyreign
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:31:44 PM

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I rarely sleep since I had a traumatic injury to my brain unfortunately. I normally go days without sleeping roughly about 7 or 8 days, then it hits me and I have to sleep regardless of what is happening if I fight thru it I will be awake for many more days and be back in the hospital for it, which has been 7 times in the last year and a half. I have tried everything under the sun, so if anyone has any new methods feel free to share because this gets old really fast.
Robbyreign
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 10:32:46 PM

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I rarely sleep since I had a traumatic injury to my brain unfortunately. I normally go days without sleeping roughly about 7 or 8 days, then it hits me and I have to sleep regardless of what is happening if I fight through it I will be awake for many more days and be back in the hospital for it, which has been 7 times in the last year and a half. I have tried everything under the sun, so if anyone has any new methods feel free to share because this gets old really fast.
cateyes
Posted: Sunday, October 27, 2013 11:06:55 PM

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I would love to sleep 8 but unfortunately only 4to 5 hours during week but Sunday as day off mostly is in bed to recuperate..
DrMcNasty
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:18:35 AM

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When you say "need", I assume you are asking what is absolutely necessary in order to function. When some people say the word "need", they think they need more than they actually do.

Ideally, I would get 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep every night, no more and no less. Ideally, I would be a millionaire and save the world ... ideals don't always work out. Usually I get an average of 5 hours of sleep a night during a typical 7-day week, and at that rate I very rarely nap. I have found, however, that sleep is not actually necessary to function if the deprivation lasts 2-3 days. After that, it becomes a problem. I would say the least amount of daily, consecutive sleep that I can get on a sustainable basis is about 2. I can keep that up for months. Of course in that state you get sleep were you can ... 15 minutes her, 20 minutes there. Hell, I've slept standing up while leaning on a wall before.
Guest
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 2:34:49 AM

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I can survive on 5, but really need 7
Dani
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 10:07:58 AM

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I need roughly 5-6 hours to function properly. Also the occasional nap doesn't hurt. I'm an excellent napper. And unless I go to bed bone tired, sleeping for more than 8 hours or so just makes me really sluggish and lethargic.

And for me, quality is sometimes better than quantity. I've had nights where I've slept restlessly for 8 hours...and was completely useless for the day. And I've had 15-30 minute naps that felt like 6+ hours of sleep, and I was totally energized and refreshed.

So even though I need 5-6 hours of sleep, it has to be good sleep in order for me to be productive.





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Ruthie
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 10:42:38 AM

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I mostly just nap. I hardly ever get into a deep sleep. When I do, I wake up groggy and miserable.
curious3045
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 11:03:25 AM

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6 1/2 to 7 is perfect
splodger
Posted: Monday, October 28, 2013 12:20:14 PM

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Usually between 5 and 7 hours.
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