8 to 10 hours of sleep a night? REALLY?
Posted: 07 January 2013 12:55 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I have read in many publications lately that for the best health we should be getting between 8 and 10 hours of sleep every night. That has me wondering if ANYONE really gets that much sleep. I can’t remember getting that much sleep on a regular basis since before high school, so 20+ years ago. Between work, kids, working out, the commute, and all the other things, I am lucky if I get 6 hours a night, but I know that isn’t the best.

Just curious how much sleep some folks are getting, and how you manage to get as much as you do if it is close to the recommended amount.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I do, basically it means cleaning up after dinner, maybe 45 minutes to read and going to bed. Kids, Husband all stay up later and think I go to bed way too early.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A good thread pertaining to rest.  It goes off-track for a bit, but stick with it.  I like Super Swede’s post.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I have the same problem, with work/kids/hubby/5am gym its almost immpossible. My husband allready gives me a hard time for going to bed at 10, couldnt imaginge at 8pm going to bed. I just try to make it good quality sleep and stay away from the computer right before bed.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 09:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Oh, I really like it if I can be in bed by 8:00 and asleep by 8:30, because the alarm goes off at 2:45 am. To reply to your sig line, the only thing better than a killer WOD at 5 am, is a killer WOD at 3 am.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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At home, I definitely get 8 or 9 on my day off, even with a kiddo. Day before going on shift, I usually get 7, maybe 8. When I’m on shift it’s anywhere between 2 and 7 hours, depending on runs, but if we have a rough night I’ll take a nap the following day. Sleep is vital.

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Posted: 08 January 2013 03:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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TriggerT - 08 January 2013 09:11 AM

Oh, I really like it if I can be in bed by 8:00 and asleep by 8:30, because the alarm goes off at 2:45 am. To reply to your sig line, the only thing better than a killer WOD at 5 am, is a killer WOD at 3 am.

Lol you know, ppl say that I am nuts for going at 5am, for me that is the only time I can go. Ive goten used to it now, but in that first 30seconds of waking up I have to make the decision, Cold bar or warm bed, and you know that darn bar wins 99% of the time.

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Posted: 19 January 2013 02:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I agree that it’s nearly impossible to get 8 or more hours of sleep when one has a busy schedule. But I am lucky as single to be able to enjoy nearly nine hours of sleep almost every day.  Maybe I feel I owe it to myself for all of those 3-5 hour nights if sleep

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Posted: 03 March 2013 05:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I sleep from 9pm to 6:30am. Putting the boy down and reading him a story winds me down. Hate having a TV in the bedroom, disturbs my sleep even if I watch it for 30 minutes.

Honestly, it about what your body is telling you. How you feel and if your get results. For me I’d much rather have a 20 minutes nap in the afternoon. A lot of studies really push this. My cousin spent some time in Spain and said she loved the siesta hour in the middle of the day. She also said this allowed them to do more later. 12am to them was like our 10pm.

Back to sleeping at night. I was told by a sleep Dr that every hour of sleep before midnight was like 2 hours after midnight. IE, 10 to 12 = 2 hrs x 2 which is like a total of 4 hrs. Where 12 to 2 is like getting 2hrs.

I’m not an expert by any means, I feel tired all the time and feel I could nap at any point during the day. Tried melatonin and ZMA’s, dreams were way too vivid. Did some crazy sleep walking activities, nuf said.

If you feel good and are making gains and feel good, no worries, and naps are awesome!

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