How many hours of sleep do you need a night?

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How many hours of sleep do you need a night?

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I'm somewhere around 7.5 atm but would like to reduce this by an hour or so.
I do quite a bit of exercise and have a reasonable diet, avoiding sugar and processed foods. Apart from over Christmas or other special occasions, I tend to avoid alcohol apart from maybe a glass of red one night during the weekend.
I recently changed jobs into a sedentary office role where maybe 4 or 5 cups of coffee are consumed per day (need to switch to decaf) from a fairly active role where I was on my feet for 10+ hours a day.
I love sleeping and waking up feeling refreshed but an extra hour a day to spend with the kid and the missus would be better.
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Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
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I need 8. But I average about 6.
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The Ginger Jedi wrote:Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
Jesus. Why?

I need 8. I usually get 7. 12am to 7am. :(
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Sensible Stephen wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
Jesus. Why?

I need 8. I usually get 7. 12am to 7am. :(
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Sensible Stephen wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
Jesus. Why?

I need 8. I usually get 7. 12am to 7am. :(
My sleep & wake times are the same as Ginger Jedi.
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7. 23:00 to 6:00.
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Usually about 6 - 6.5 hrs but I do fall asleep during the afternoon. But I've always done that regardless of how much sleep I get
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Depends on how many times the kids wake during the night. But I think I've mastered the art of putting a dummy back in their mouths without actually waking up.
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The Ginger Jedi wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
Jesus. Why?

I need 8. I usually get 7. 12am to 7am. :(
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Quit the coffee Jim, you will feel much better over time when taking the regular exercise into consideration.

My wake time differs, but during the week I'm up at either 5 or 7.
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My natural sleep cycle is 1.30 - 8.00am

Work fecks that up so Weekends get ruined by over-sleeping!
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WoodlandsRFC wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:
Sensible Stephen wrote:
The Ginger Jedi wrote:Anywhere between 6-7. I'm up at 04:00 and usually asleep around 21:00.
Jesus. Why?

I need 8. I usually get 7. 12am to 7am. :(
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Usually about 10:30pm to 6am or there abouts.

I cant sleep in on weekends.
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Where does touching yourself fit into all this?
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About 6 - I'm never asleep before midnight and wake up about 7am each morning. I've tried going to bed earlier, it doesn't work.
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About 7. Typically 11:30 - 6:30.
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UncleFB wrote:About 6 - I'm never asleep before midnight and wake up about 7am each morning. I've tried going to bed earlier, it doesn't work.
Do you scroll the interwebs prior to dropping off? I suggest you take up yoga, and throw away your phone each night.
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8, sometimes 7. Always decaf and read a book before sleeping to relax. If Ive been busy then 15 minute yoga using the iPhone app.
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Well according to my fitbit:

Last night: 7.15
Tues: 6.36
Mon 7.16
Sun 7.0
Sat 6.48
Fri 7.21
Thurs 6.47
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WoodlandsRFC wrote:
UncleFB wrote:About 6 - I'm never asleep before midnight and wake up about 7am each morning. I've tried going to bed earlier, it doesn't work.
Do you scroll the interwebs prior to dropping off? I suggest you take up yoga, and throw away your phone each night.
No. Tried it in the past, not a fan. I don't use my phone late at night.

I just don't need anymore than 6 hours a night.
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Depends
7 would be good
But then sometimes, when I occasionally go out with friends I may not sleep at all (coming home at 6 and getting ready to go to work; or maybe one hour nap before getting ready).
Strangely enough, lack of sleep does not affect me on these days (maybe it's the adrenaline - I am not a drug user, just for the records!)
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5 to 6 hours when working.
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UncleFB wrote:About 6 - I'm never asleep before midnight and wake up about 7am each morning. I've tried going to bed earlier, it doesn't work.
I remember you talking about your sleeping issues on PR a year ago. It didn't matter how many times you said "I've tried everything", multiple people would still give you advice anyway.

Have you tried whacking yourself off prior to bed?
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AlanBengio wrote:Depends
7 would be good
But then sometimes, when I occasionally go out with friends I may not sleep at all (coming home at 6 and getting ready to go to work; or maybe one hour nap before getting ready).
Strangely enough, lack of sleep does not affect me on these days (maybe it's the adrenaline - I am not a drug user, just for the records!)
Fcuk off.
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AlanBengio wrote:Depends
7 would be good
But then sometimes, when I occasionally go out with friends I may not sleep at all (coming home at 6 and getting ready to go to work; or maybe one hour nap before getting ready).
Strangely enough, lack of sleep does not affect me on these days (maybe it's the adrenaline - I am not a drug user, just for the records!)
:shock: How old are you, young Italian?
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My son gets me up at 5am so it's usually 6 - 6.5. I need more though.

When my kids were new borns I used to get a cheeky sleep in the car park out of the way
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How much do I need? More than I get. I typically get somewhere between 6-7 hours. The Mrs and child are away so you'd think it would improve but no. Humidity is crap.
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7-8 regularly but recently 4-6 which is pissing me off no end. I go through these spells, usually when burning some fat off after starting excising again. I think it's caffeine being and god knows what else being released from the fat as it's being consumed.

work stress doesn't help feck all at the moment, mind racing and unable to go back to sleep, which usually isn't a problem./
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assfly wrote:Depends on how many times the kids wake during the night. But I think I've mastered the art of putting a dummy back in their mouths without actually waking up.
I can see that causing problems when they're 16.
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I could easily sleep for about nine hours but probably manage to get about six...
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In bed about 10.30pm normally (since Newsnight went to shit no longer bother staying up for it) - wake up whenever my 20 month year decides (4.45am today).
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5-6 max. I'm constantly tired. :(
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6-6.5 in normal conditions, 5 if can go to sleep early. I like getting to work very early, possibly before sunrise, but that's not always possible.
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I don't seem to be able to get to bed much before 12:00 and am up by 6:30, I know I need more sleep but even if I do manage to get to bed early, I just wake up 6:30 hrs later and then can't get back to sleep
During the week if I get a chance to sleep in I can, but on the weekend, I can't for the life of me, manage to sleep in
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Need 7-8. Can cope on 6, provided it's not for sequential nights.
Lots of exercise makes me need to sleep lots.
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jdogscoop wrote:
AlanBengio wrote:Depends
7 would be good
But then sometimes, when I occasionally go out with friends I may not sleep at all (coming home at 6 and getting ready to go to work; or maybe one hour nap before getting ready).
Strangely enough, lack of sleep does not affect me on these days (maybe it's the adrenaline - I am not a drug user, just for the records!)
:shock: How old are you, young Italian?
I passed the 40ies not so long ago
Strange thing is that I am more aware than usual during the day (if I do not sleep or sleep only one hour)
maybe I should question myself about my real efficiency during the “normal” days… :D
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Yep i noticed vigorous exercise increases my bodies need for sleep. Seem to need 7-8 hours.
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The Native wrote:How much do I need? More than I get. I typically get somewhere between 6-7 hours. The Mrs and child are away so you'd think it would improve but no. Humidity is crap.
Time to invest in some air conditioning, McTavish.

I wouldn't accept a place here without it.
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AlanBengio wrote:
jdogscoop wrote:
AlanBengio wrote:Depends
7 would be good
But then sometimes, when I occasionally go out with friends I may not sleep at all (coming home at 6 and getting ready to go to work; or maybe one hour nap before getting ready).
Strangely enough, lack of sleep does not affect me on these days (maybe it's the adrenaline - I am not a drug user, just for the records!)
:shock: How old are you, young Italian?
I passed the 40ies not so long ago
Strange thing is that I am more aware than usual during the day (if I do not sleep or sleep only one hour)
maybe I should question myself about my real efficiency during the “normal” days… :D
How the hell do you manage that, man-child? I barely go to the pub during the working week, let alone stay out all night.
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