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View Poll Results: How much sleep do you actually get each day? Think about your average pattern over at least the last
Less than 5 hours 5 6.76%
Just about 5 hours 16 21.62%
6 hours to almost 8 hours 35 47.30%
8 hours at least, for sure 14 18.92%
Close to 10 hours 2 2.70%
More than 10 hours 2 2.70%
Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-27-2008, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I've never had a problem with it nor heard of any.
Consider that source...it was one article written by mainstream medical doctors tying in GABA with drugs.
My mistake. Still, there is some question about whether or not GABA consumed, crosses the blood-brain barrier. It may work some other way. I'll have to read more about it.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:26 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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My mistake. Still, there is some question about whether or not GABA consumed, crosses the blood-brain barrier. It may work some other way. I'll have to read more about it.
Well it is said to cross the blood-brain barrier,as well as amino acids such as L-Tyrosine. I wasn't aware that was a bad thing.
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: USA
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5-6 when im not disturbed in my sleep. 3-4 when my wife wants to cuddle.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: very near Georgetown, KY
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When I set my alarm and get up early, about 7-8. If I let myself sleep until I naturally wake up, closer to 9 or sometimes even 10 hours. This is usually interrupted at least once by a child climbing into my bed, or for me to go pee, but most of the time I fall back to sleep easily.
My goodness, you sound like me, lol. I love to sleep, especially with the electric blanket on. Sometimes I don't come out from under the covers until my back is hurting from tossing so much.
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Well it is said to cross the blood-brain barrier,as well as amino acids such as L-Tyrosine. I wasn't aware that was a bad thing.
I had just come across the blood barrier question yesterday in a Wikipedia article on GABA. It doesn't mean it's a bad thing if it doesn't. But it would be interesting if it did.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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If I don't get at least 8 hours every night I'm a SOB to deal with. I'm one of those people that will lay there and listen to the alarm for 30 minutes before I finally get up. I hate mornings. LOL
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If I don't get at least 8 hours every night I'm a SOB to deal with. I'm one of those people that will lay there and listen to the alarm for 30 minutes before I finally get up. I hate mornings. LOL
I discovered completely by accident that if my alarm is set to go off with a talk radio station, then I wake up with no problems. Before that I was a lot like you. Somehow, talk tends to engage my mind. I've mentioned this to other people who respond with polite silence. If I hadn't learned this on my own, I probably would have responded the same way.

I hastened to add, there are mornings when I don't want to get out of bed. I'm human like everybody else...
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I discovered completely by accident that if my alarm is set to go off with a talk radio station, then I wake up with no problems. Before that I was a lot like you. Somehow, talk tends to engage my mind.
Usually if my alarm goes off to talk stuff,it doesn't wake me up but somehow works it's way into my dream
On the flip side I can't wake up to anything jarring either...probably the only time I listen to soft music
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If my alarm was set to soft music, I could sleep for two more hours.
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Old 10-28-2008, 10:40 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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I agree...sometimes...which is why it's normally set to anything but rock(there's a time for that too)
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