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Old 12-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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Tell us about your sleep: how much do you get?, how do you sleep?, what helps you sleep? Tips for good sleep? Do you get enough? Would you like more? Can you get by with less?

I love to sleep, and I get (need) 8 to 9 hours every night.

How people function with 5, 6, or even 7 I don't know. Well, I do know. They're sleep deprived. Many CONSTANTLY exhausted and dragging. That's no way to live. It's amazing how many people are constantly tired.

Some experts say you can't make up for lost sleep. But I do. If for some reason, because of work scheduling or appointments, I have to go 2 or 3 days in a row of only 5-6 hours...the next day I can, I just naturally sleep longer. There've been some days I've slept 10 hours or MORE. It's not often, but I definitely TRY to make up for lost sleep.

I do like high thread count sheets -- 400 or so, but I don't need anything special or fancy to get a good night's sleep. I'm usually a side sleeper. One pillow. One sheet, one comforter....firm/extra firm mattress. Sometimes I use a sleep eye mask.

Finally as for waking up...on days when all I do is work...I wake up, but stay in bed for hours, until I get ready to leave. Usually I do NOT have to jump right out of bed in a frenzy and rush out in 20 minutes. Some times I do because of appointments or whatever, but that only is about once a month. Other than that I have a VERY leisurely wake up routine.

Sleep is so important and most people don't seem to get enough. I get my 8 hours every night I can!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Location: Alexandria, VA
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NEVER have enough sleep, generally wake after 2-3 hrs., "might" get to sleep after one of those periods but not often. I then read, do sudoku or crossword and watch tv for another couple hrs., might sleep for another couple hrs. Mattress isn't that old but I don't think it was a good fit (and prob. spent too much). I don't like to be hot sleeping, winter poses problems, I start out in bed w/socks and jammy bottoms, when I warm up, they come off. I've lived for yrs. w/sporadic sleep.
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:56 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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According to Consumer Reports, anything higher than 400 tc sheets is fudging the count. Some threads are twisted strands of 3 tthin fibers. If they count it as 3, then you get 1200 tc. But it is really 400 tc. The finish matters, I like aa sateen finish.

I usually sleep 7-10 hrs but I get up to feed the dogs&cats, let the dogs out&back in and then go back to bed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Location: Victoria TX
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About 5-6 hours. I sleep on the floor, a blanket folded twice under my hips and shoulders. I go to bed 12-1, then read for about an hour, go to sleep within a minute or two after turning off the light, sleep uninterrupted until about 6, and usually get up by about 7. Once a week or so, I will magically sleep to almost 8. Also, about once a week, I get up by 6. Maybe once a week, an afternoon nap.

The window is always open, regardless of outdoor temperature, zero to 99. Ceiling fan if its hot, lots of quilts if its cold. I haven't slept in a closed room with heat or AC in 50 years, except in hermetically sealed hotel rooms. Sometimes in motels I leave the door open. I can sleep fine on the ground outdoors, or in the reclined front seat of my car. I never eat anything more than a light snack after 7 pm, nor drink alcohol at night.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:01 PM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Usually 6 hours, I shoot for 7 though due to long work hours. I tend to be a restless sleeper, And even kick my legs at night. I have found as I got older that It's hard to stay up very late as well.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:13 PM
Location: Buxton, England
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I have 8 hours sleep on average. I sleep between 3-4AM and 12 noon.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:22 PM
Location: Prospect, KY
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I am thrilled when I can get 6 hrs sleep....that is a good night's sleep for me...I have never been much of a sleeper and often function on 5 hours sleep.
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:08 PM
Location: Florida
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Average 6 hours per night. I function fine. I am not a lay around type of person, like to be on the go.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:27 PM
Location: In America's Heartland
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7 hours per night. Occasionally on the weekends I may get 8. This seems to be enough for me. I never nap.
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I couldn't sleep 8 hours unless I missed a night. I get 6-7 hours sleep, and that's plenty. During the week I get up at 4:30am to get ready for work, and go9 to bed 9:30-10:00.
On the weekends I stay up later but never sleep past 5:30-6am.
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