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Old 09-07-2017, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I would love 9-10, I usually get 7-8, and I can survive just fine on 5-6.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I get somewhere between 6 & 7 hours which is not enough for me. However I've been waking up around 6-7 for the last year or so. If I go to bed earlier to try and get a little more shut-eye I just wake up earlier.


My youngest, who is now 30, has had sleep issues since kindergarten. He can stay awake for 48 hours and then sleep for 18 hours. Makes it difficult to have a normal life.
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:41 AM
 
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I usually get 8 hours of sleep and I need it. Everybody's internal clock is different. Some people only need 5 hours of sleep and some need 10 hours of sleep.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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That does make sense. When I'm awake, I DO NOT want to go to bed. Surely there is something I could be doing or learning, right? Sleep means the day is over and I don't really want it to end. The only thing that seems to take me out is a huge build up of whatever chemicals make us sleepy. At that point it's like being shot with a tranquilizer so my brain can't voluntarily decide not to sleep.

If I could change my sleep habits I would. I just don't know how it would be possible. I'd like to be one of those that can say I'm going to bed at 10pm this week, lay down and be out within 15 minutes.
I looked for your "retirement post" but didn't find it, so gave up. My mind says IF you had a more normal life like working, getting up to be somewhere at a certain time, to be accountable to another group, things would/could be different in your life. MOST work in their lives and I did for some 40 yrs and now retirement is wonderful but I still have a Normal routine, day awake, night sleep.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Iíve been retired for 25 years, and go to bed at 5 or 6 AM, and get up at 10 or 11 AM. The hours have changed, but even during my employment I would only sleep 5 hours.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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I went years sleeping 5 hours or less a night because I was a bartender. I always had a nap in the afternoon though.
I usually sleep 9 hours, that seems to be what my body needs. Even if I have the opportunity to sleep more I can't.
Surprisingly enough I am not a night person - even though I made myself be one for a very long time. Now I am in bed reading by 9 and I am asleep by 10:30 at the very latest.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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Iíve been retired for 25 years, and go to bed at 5 or 6 AM, and get up at 10 or 11 AM. The hours have changed, but even during my employment I would only sleep 5 hours.
Goodness, I can't imagine that, what does one do all night until 5AM.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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Are you just a night owl eddie? I've been one since I was very young. It's just the way we're wired. I don't do mornings unless I've been up all night and I'm off to sleep a couple of hours at 5am. Sometimes I'm up until 7am. I've always worked pm's or nights because day shift was just plain torture.

You don't have any set schedule for sleep and that might be a mistake. Try going to bed sometime after midnight and set an alarm to wake up 8 hours later. I usually sleep around 4 or 5 hours, that is until my cardiologist put me on Lipitor. I sleep a lot more now and honestly? I feel better getting around 7 hours now. Try and get yourself on a regular schedule for sleep, your heart will thank you for it decades later.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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10 hours is too much for someone your age.


Also, how did you retire so early... how do you pay bills and do things with no money coming in?


That sounds so boring to me... I am planning on working until I die, lol. I will literally die at my desk. Something to do and it pays the bills, so why not? Plus I enjoy it


Just b/c you are fit, doesn't mean anything... I think you have some underlying health issue causing you to need so much sleep, IMO.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Goodness, I can't imagine that, what does one do all night until 5AM.
Iím into lightroom and photoshop, I also read, and watch many how to videos. Many times Iím in the garage waxing a car getting it ready for a show. I may watch a film or wash dishes. Many times I walk the neighborhood at night. Time just fly's by during the night, and Iím usually surprised that the sun is already coming up.
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