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Old 06-12-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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So, according to this article, the 8.5 hrs is the new 8 hrs.
https://qz.com/1301123/why-eight-hou...eep-scientist/

The article itself has been making the rounds between various news outlets. I'm sure you've seen it...

But... here's the issue I have with that article. The math doesn't quite add up.

So, I wake up at 6:30. Out of the house by 7:30. At work by 8:45. Back home by 6:30. That's already 12 hrs.

At home, eat, watch TV, relax, shop a little, talk with wife, visit friends, entertain friends visiting, do other stuff around the house. By this rationale, to wake up at 6:30 the next day and get 8.5 hrs, I need to be sleeping at 10 PM. That leaves exactly 3.5 hrs to do all I need to do at home. Of course I don't do all those things on a daily basis. Thankfully wife doesn't work and she does the cooking. If we both worked, making dinner after a long day at work just takes time away from other things.

Now this is the life of a married guy with no kids. Adding kids to that equation makes things quite dicey. So... what's a scenario here under which I am able to have some kind of life, and get this highly recommended 8.5 hrs?

Thoughts?
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:40 AM
 
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Sleep is associated with a state of muscle relaxation and reduced perception of environmental stimuli.
Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings.[1] It is distinguished from wakefulness by a decreased ability to react to stimuli, but is more easily reversed than the state of being comatose.
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Old 06-18-2018, 11:32 AM
 
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OP: In the 40 some yrs of my work life, I probably got 6-7 hrs nightly...long days of work and play.

Today in my retirement, 80 soon, I get 8-10 hrs as it's a long day with no work and play. I'm glad I sleep good and long, with sleep supports, no drugs, as it's healing is needed for arthritic issues.
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