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Old 02-24-2010, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I think I sleep too much at night ~ and from what I read online it's not healthy and shortens the lifespan

If there's nothing on TV that holds my attention, I'll fall asleep at around 9 pm and then don't wake up until 7 am ~ that's 10 hours of sleep. I feel good and am healthy ~ but the experts say that's too much sleep

ANY COMMENTS ? HOW MUCH SLEEP is enough for you to function optimally ??
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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I cat nap, maybe two to three hours at a time. I'll do that for months and then suddenly start sleeping like a bear in winter for anywhere from a few nights to weeks--not continuous, of course. I hate it. I used to sleep well--anytime, anyplace. LOL
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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I fall asleep around 12-12:30am and get up at 6:30-7:00.

On weekends I usually fall asleep around 2am and wake up naturally (no alarm) 8:30-9:00ish.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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To bed at 10 pm and up at 3 am for a bathroom break and back to bed and sleep until 6 am.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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If I don't set an alarm, I will sleep 8-9 hours. If I sleep less than 7, I am sluggish all day.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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How can more sleep harm you? That's not what I read. I read in Lights Out by T.S. Wiley that it is actually good to sleep a lot three seasons out of the year (fall, winter and spring). 8-10 hours is fine. You could sleep more than that and be in perfectly good shape imo. I am not a doctor but I feel my best when I sleep a lot. Sleep resets all the chemicals like cortisol. The reason so many people are fat these days is because of elevated cortisol due to a lack of sleep. How could anyone be anti sleep? Sounds like bull to me. Read Lights Out and decide for yourself.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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How can more sleep harm you? That's not what I read. I read in Lights Out by T.S. Wiley that it is actually good to sleep a lot three seasons out of the year (fall, winter and spring). 8-10 hours is fine. You could sleep more than that and be in perfectly good shape imo. I am not a doctor but I feel my best when I sleep a lot. Sleep resets all the chemicals like cortisol. The reason so many people are fat these days is because of elevated cortisol due to a lack of sleep. How could anyone be anti sleep? Sounds like bull to me. Read Lights Out and decide for yourself.
I'll order this book ~ thanks for the recommendation

P.S. That's exactly why I love this website ~~ sharing information !
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I think I sleep too much at night ~ and from what I read online it's not healthy and shortens the lifespan

If there's nothing on TV that holds my attention, I'll fall asleep at around 9 pm and then don't wake up until 7 am ~ that's 10 hours of sleep. I feel good and am healthy ~ but the experts say that's too much sleep

ANY COMMENTS ? HOW MUCH SLEEP is enough for you to function optimally ??
No wonder you feel good and healthy.

I try at least 7 hours of sleep, and my schedules are way too tight
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I sleep 7.5 - 8 hours every night, with perhaps 2 exceptions per year.
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Old 02-26-2010, 01:36 PM
 
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If I get less sleep like 6 or 7 hours I have alot of energy.

Of course after a couple of days I do need that 8 to 9 hour night to get back.

I like the energy though
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