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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 10:57:20 AM

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I am constantly waking up, wide awake, every day, at 4am recently. I don't seem to be able to sleep for more than 6 hours straight.

Is that enough? I'm exhausted at the end of the day, so maybe it isn't!
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Everyone is different. I know Tech Goddess only needs that much, too; maybe less. I need 8 1/2. dontknow
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:41:41 AM

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The alarm goes off at 5:15. However I don't roll outta bed until about 5:45. LOL

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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:44:33 AM

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I go to bed at about 11pm and get up at 5:30am every day.

If you're wide awake at 4am, that might be all the sleep your body needs.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:54:40 AM

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What time do you normally go to bed? If you're so tired at the end of the day that you go to bed at say 9, no wonder you're awake at 4. Maybe going to bed a couple of hours later will sort it



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SarahBeara18
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:55:03 AM

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im in bed by 9:30-10pm every night and Im up at 6 am
Mathusela
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:59:02 AM

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If I don't get eight hours, I need a nap in the afternoon.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 11:59:22 AM

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I have to get up at 5:30 in order to get done what needs to get done. I do hate it, though. I have to force myself into bed at 11:00 and I hate going to sleep early.

nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:08:16 PM

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I normally go to bed around 10.

I like it though, getting up so early it's really peaceful, and I can look out the window and see the mountains waking up.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:33:58 PM

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Unless you have a lot on your mind or something that's really bothering you, you sound like you're in the right place. Your body knows when it's had enough. You're supposed to be tired at the end of a busy day. That includes a mentally busy day as well.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:47:07 PM

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nicola wrote:
I am constantly waking up, wide awake, every day, at 4am recently. I don't seem to be able to sleep for more than 6 hours straight.

Is that enough? I'm exhausted at the end of the day, so maybe it isn't!


No, if you are exhausted at the end of the day it isn't enough. A regular waking pattern like that rarely has anything to do with having had enough sleep, and is more in tune with levels of stress and anxiety taking over. Do you get back to sleep, or lie awake thinking about things, or worse, stressing about them? There are things that can help alleviate this which are not based on sleep medication, but it can still be quite difficult to regulate the sleep cycle and patterns.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:05:20 PM

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Right now my schedule is so off since I have been laid up that when I go to sleep I do sleep six hours. When I'm on a schedule I'm in bed by 10p and I sleep six to seven. Now it does catch up to me by weeks end, so I will sleep eight hours for a night.

Also being a firefighter/paramedic you get the sleep when you can. On average at the firehouse we get 30 calls a day. So yeah sleep is a premium.

Now Nic, the "so called" experts say seven to eight hours is the norm. Me if I sleep more than eight I feel like crap. But that is just me.
MMonroe
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:29:48 PM

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As a student, my average day involved getting to sleep between 2 and 3 and waking up at about 11 on average, sometimes later if i've been out.... I know its terrible

When I go back home in the holidays and back to my job in a coffee shop, i'm in bed by 8 on the first day cos I'm so exhausted at having to actually do something for a change



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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 1:39:12 PM

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up at 5AM every morning even if I have the day off... bed at 10 and read a bit...


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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:25:27 PM

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normally im in bed at 10:30 or 11 and up at 4 to do inventory and other things in the shop but being in the hospital i sleep as sleep is needed.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 3:56:06 PM

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gypsymoth wrote:
No, if you are exhausted at the end of the day it isn't enough. A regular waking pattern like that rarely has anything to do with having had enough sleep, and is more in tune with levels of stress and anxiety taking over. Do you get back to sleep, or lie awake thinking about things, or worse, stressing about them? There are things that can help alleviate this which are not based on sleep medication, but it can still be quite difficult to regulate the sleep cycle and patterns.


You could well be right gypsymoth. We have a lot on at work, and I've also recently bought a house, which at the moment has no bathroom, the garage was pulled down last week, and the garden looks like a bombsite. I normally wake up fretting about one of those things.

Primal
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:38:45 PM

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I have a hard time sleeping, usually get around 3-6 hours each day. I am tired all the time.

I have sleep issues. Mind is always racing and I have to play music and listen to it so I won't think so much. Sometimes I psyche myself out and actually fear sleeping. I jerk up and awake gasping for air and disoriented, sometimes it feels like my heart is racing and I have panicked a couple times thinking something was wrong and jumped out of bed to run to the phone. But, I calmed down and realized I was fine when I got into the living room. This has happened several times the last few years.

The worst is getting headaches from not enough sleep, makes work hard.



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nicola
Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:49:00 PM

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Sounds like your insomnia is giving you panic attacks Primal. Go see a doctor about it.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 6:52:22 PM

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i have trouble getting to sleep and so i stay awake till i have to go to bed and then depends on when i have to work about what time i get up normally i have to have more then 8 hours of sleep tho lol


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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:35:26 PM

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I only ever sleep about 5 to 6 hours per night and feel just fine during the day. The older I get the less sleep I seem to need.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:05:18 PM

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Personally I like to get a full 12hours of sleep
Most of the time this is unrealistic basically because I have things to do!
Though when I get the chance ill go for it, I can do more than 12hours, however a Doctor once told me its not good for me after I pulled an 16hour sleep while I was in hospital, the nurses got worried.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:24:02 AM

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Currently I get up at 5am and I try to get 8 hours.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:46:38 AM

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I usually get up around 4am, regardless of when i went to sleep.
I thrive on Coffee, Mtn Dew and Rockstar Powershots to keep me rolling during the day.
But by the time the day is over, I'm one limp biscuit.....
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 5:59:34 AM

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nicola wrote:
I am constantly waking up, wide awake, every day, at 4am recently. I don't seem to be able to sleep for more than 6 hours straight.

Is that enough? I'm exhausted at the end of the day, so maybe it isn't!


I live on about 6 hrs kip and it works for me, but hey, Nic, it is perfectly acceptable to take a 'nap' if you get tired later in the day - commitments permitting. Lots of folks do, hell, whole european countries still take a siesta around 1pm thru 3pm or 4pm with Portugal top of my list at the moment as the place for me to be. drunken

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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 6:01:16 AM

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Oneline wrote:
Personally I like to get a full 12hours of sleep
Most of the time this is unrealistic basically because I have things to do!
Though when I get the chance ill go for it, I can do more than 12hours, however a Doctor once told me its not good for me after I pulled an 16hour sleep while I was in hospital, the nurses got worried.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:02:35 AM

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I try to get into bed before midnight, and up no matter what time I go to sleep, am up around five. If I come home from the bar at just after four, crawl into bed, I am up around five and I am the insane one who is bright and cheery; breakfast made for all, coffee on and itching the walls to make noise by seven. I agree with Nicola, watching the world come alive each morning is the most calming sight in the world.

Now, that cock on the other hand....

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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:04:09 AM

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That cock? Morning wood? What? Nvm.



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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:37:55 AM

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I love about ten hours sleep if I can get away with it, but that's not going to happen on a regular basis, unfortunately. Sometimes I wake about 4am and listen to my ipod for an hour before falling back asleep. Better than listening to the howling gales we're having here right now.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 1:20:53 PM

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mercianknight wrote:
Oneline wrote:
Personally I like to get a full 12hours of sleep
Most of the time this is unrealistic basically because I have things to do!
Though when I get the chance ill go for it, I can do more than 12hours, however a Doctor once told me its not good for me after I pulled an 16hour sleep while I was in hospital, the nurses got worried.


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Pffftt, your just jeolous cause you cant sleep that long!happy8
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 3:23:27 PM

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i'm an 8am riser..every day...even when i dont need to be up. i hate it when its a saturday and i can have a lie in till whenever but i still gte up at 8am then cant get back to sleep.

i normally get bout 7 hours sleep a night
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