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post #1 of 21
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How long does everyone sleep for?

I get up at 5:30a and go to sleep around 9:00 or 9:30p. I dont know if I really sleep good or not. I know it is hard for me to get up in the mornings though. I dont know if it is because I worked nights for 4 years or not. You'd think after only 3 months of sleeping during the night, that I'd be used to it. Anways, this is kind of pathetic, depending on how you look at it, but last night we both went to sleep at 7:00p. I dont blame hubby, since he works nights still, and he kind of stays up during the days when he's off from work for me. But, damn, I didnt get up til almost 8:00a this morning! I did get up around 12:00a & then 4:30 to get a drink of water, so I think maybe that is why I slept in. Or, maybe when I sleep that long, it's just my way of catching up on sleep. I usually go to bed the same time even on my days off. I've learned though from working those horrible 12 hours, is that it makes you obsess about sleeping. I look at the clock sometimes & think "oh, if I can get to sleep at this time, I can get this many hours of sleep..."
post #2 of 21
Oh Boy!!! You are asking the wrong person about sleep! :LOL:

I have to get up at 5:00 am...and so I try to go to bed no later than 10 pm (which is what is right now, to be exact, so I am running late...) and then I am up in the middle of the night, at least once for 30 min. or so feeding the baby...but if she is having a bad night...it might be twice, and it might be for 45 minutes. It is a gamble when I go to bed on how long I will get to sleep before she wakes up and cries. It IS better now than it was a couple months ago, though!!!
post #3 of 21
Debby, it's so nice when a baby starts sleeping through the night. Let us know when it happens at your house so we can celebrate!!!!!!
post #4 of 21
I ususally sleep about 4 hours a night. I have been so busy working on my senior thesis I don't have time for sleep. On the weekends I usually catch up on my sleep. It just depends on what I have going on.
post #5 of 21
Since I've been working from home, I refuse to set the alarm clock and I find I am not so obsessed about sleep. Before, if I woke during the night and didn't feel like going back to sleep, I would worry about the fact that I was going to be tired or late the next day and consequently, woke up like a train wreck! I usually wake around 6am but am usually in bed around 10pm and read for a bit. Do you know if you snore? If so, you're probably not sleeping as well as you think you are.
Diann in Australia
post #6 of 21
I often suffer insomnia, so I am lucky if I get 3 to 4 hours a night and never is it all together - it is an hour here, 45 minutes there. It was exciting - last night I only woke up 1 time! I probably slept for 6 hours!
post #7 of 21
After 15 months of rotating shifts and crazy hours, I'm trying to adjust to a "normal" sleeping schedule.

Bill goes to bed early, as he has to be at work, at 5:00 a.m. Most nights, I go to bed with him. Usually, though, I can't get to sleep, that early. After he's asleep, I get up and read. I get to sleep between 10:00 and 12:00. I HAVE been waking up, way too early, though - anywhere between 5:00 and 7:00 a.m. Even so, I can't get to sleep without melatonin. Fortunately, it doesn't have the side effects and hangovers associated with sleeping pills.

Now that I'm not working, it will take a while for my circadian rhythms to adjust. In the meantime, its books and melatonin, for me.
post #8 of 21
I try to get 6 hours of sleep. Last night I went to bed at 11:30. My son woke up a half hour later. Last night was a bad night for me. My daughter who is 2 and my son who is 1 had descided mommy is not sleeping tonight. They would get up a half hour apart. So I would fall a sleep and the other one would get up. This is not t tipical night. I stayed in bed until 9:00 I should have gotten up eariler but I just could not do it today. Oh well.
post #9 of 21
I normally go to bed around 10pm during the week and get up at 6-6:30. I try to keep myself on this schedule even on the weekends so come Tuesday I don't have a hard time getting out of bed.
post #10 of 21
I usually go to bed around 10:30 when hubby leaves for work. (he works the graveyard :censor::censor::censor::censor:) I get up around 6:30 to get ready for work. On Saturdays, I catch up on all of my sleep and I usually don't get out of bed until 10 or later.
post #11 of 21
When I'm stressed I end up sleep walking a couple times a night. I'll wake up in the morning really tired and don't remember anything. Then my partner will tell me of all my "escapades" during the night and that he couldn't sleep! Since we moved into the house he's scared I'll fall down the stairs so he'll follow me around till I get back into bed.

I've been doing this since I was a child but unfortunately I never grew out of it. I have to laugh because I'll find objects (like lamps) in the weirdest places once I get up in the morning. I'll scratch my head and think...Did I do that?!


But it sure makes for some interesting stories!
post #12 of 21
I *try* to go to bed around 10:30 (up around 7) However Ive been bad and going to sleep around 11:30p-12a :/ and getting up around 7. Weekends I stay up later, get up later which probably throws me way off :/
post #13 of 21
I'm usually in bed by 10:00pm wake up by 6:00am
(get out of bed by 6:15am)

Weekends - usually in bed by 12:00am wake up 9:00am
(get out of bed 10:00am)
post #14 of 21
If I don't get 8 hours a night, you don't want to be near me! I go to bed around 10:30 and get up around 6:30 during the week, and stay up later and sleep later on the weekends. Unfortunately, hubby doesn't always work with me. He doesn't have to be anywhere any morning, so even though he knows I want to turn off the light at 10:30 that's when he makes his way into the bedroom. After his lolly-gagging around, playing with the kittens (then makes me feel guilty because they want to play and I want to sleep), then he wants to talk (which he couldn't do all evening since he was too busy playing on the computer, like he does all day long!). It's pretty annoying. Actually, I think my body's gotten used to 7-7 1/2 hours with all his stuff getting in the way of sleeping.
post #15 of 21
Initially, Bill was a little hurt, that I don't always go to bed, when he does. He's, finally, come to understand that I've been a nightowl, for most of my life and its no reflection on him.

Besides, most nights, I DO go to bed with him. I just get up, after about an hour.
post #16 of 21
Well....I try to get to bed around 10pm and then I HAVE to read for at least an hour or so. I'd say I get approx. 6 hours of sleep per night. Every morning, as I drag myself out of bed, I swear that I will go to bed early that night. Hasn't happened yet. Unless I am not feeling well. It seems that after all my boys are sleeping, I just need some "me" time. And for me, that means quiet reading time without anyone saying "Mom" or "Dear".
post #17 of 21
I need 8 to 9 hours of sleep, I know this because that is how long I sleep on the weekends without the alarm. I usually try to turn the light out by 10:30, since I get up at 6 (or 5:45 if I'm really motivated )

My S/O is a complete night owl. Sometimes his friends come over really late, or he comes home late after watching Monday Night Football. Last week, his buddy Sean was ringing and ringing our doorbell at 3 am. I was so mad. He was drunk, of course. It is hard to get up early when people stop by like that.

Does anyone else have this problem? You wake up first and creep around the house quietly, so your s/o can continue sleeping. When he wakes up, though, it's time for you to be up, too. Dan bothers me and talks to me if he wakes up first, but gets upset if I do that to him. Men. Why do we put up with them?
post #18 of 21
Hmmmm...sleep. Well being one of those people who has "sleep issues" it is hard to say. Some nights I am up until 3:00 AM because I can't fall asleep. Other nights I fall asleep between 11-12 but I am up 3-4 times during the night. Some nights I stay up all night and then just go to work!!!

I long for the days when I could sleep all night and not get up until noon! Gone forever...
post #19 of 21
Bill is really good about not waking me up. He has all of his clothes laid out and only turns on the bathroom light. He closes the bathroom door, while he's brushing and combing, so that the sound of running water won't wake me up. It wouldn't, anyway. Normal household noises don't wake me up: cats romping, purring,etc. His alarm doesn't even wake me, most of the time.

When he's ready to leave, Bill comes in and kisses me and tells me that he loves me. Usually, I wake up enough to kiss back and squeeze his hand. He says that, some mornings, I try to pull him back into bed. What can I say? I don't like to sleep alone.
post #20 of 21
Brenda are you sure we aren't sharing hubby's, only with different names and in different states? Except for the friends ringing the doorbell, you've got him down pat! Lucky for me, on the weekends he usually stays up later than me, computer games and DJing on Saturday, so he doesn't wake up before me. But if he does, oh yes, I must get up with him.
post #21 of 21
I'm a poster child of sleep problems. I try to get at least 6-7 hrs of sleep a night. It is soooo important that you get yourself on to a sleep schedule. This is gonna sound crazy but I had a problem called sleep paralysis. I used to be a "night" person. I would stay up late and have to get up to go to school or work. It came back to haunt me. In sleep paralysis, you fall asleep so fast that your brain still thinks its awake. You start to dream, but you actually think it's reality! Your awake but you can't move. Paralysis during sleep is normal. It protects you from "acting" out your dreams. When You have SP (for short) you hallucinate things! I often saw people in my room, heard voices. I could feel things too (like if one of the imaginary people touched me). It is very scary and their isn't a whole lot you can do about it because your paralysed! Get at least 7 hrs of sleep and go to bed at the same time each night. Don't do things like read in bed or watch T.V. ect. It throws your brain off from thinking bed is for sleep. If you can't sleep get out of bed! If you try to make yourself sleep you'll only agonize about it. Get up and go read a really boring book. Don't watch T.V. because the light from the tube stimulates you to stay up. If all else fails, see a sleep therapist.
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