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Do You Feel Like You Get Enough Sleep?

Adequate sleep is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle. Sleeping between six to eight hours is considered healthy, with at least seven hours being optimal. I read recently that sleep deprivation is hitting us across the board in terms of age, with even grade schoolers not getting enough shut eye.

Multiple studies confirm that people who regularly sleep less than four hours a night or more than eight hours have a higher mortality rate. Adequate sleep is also important for losing and maintaining weight, as well as keeping your cool in stressful situations.

So, I want to know...


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Tutta Tutta 9 years
I try to get about 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night...sometimes more on the weekends. I'm such a nightowl though that it makes it hard to get in bed before 11:30 or 12. And I have to's HARD getting up when it's dark and cold outside!
jiujiu jiujiu 9 years
i've had insomnia issues since i was a kid. it's a big pain...especially since i hate sleep medications. i've begun to cope by running and yoga right before bed.
almostloli almostloli 9 years
ah i agree.. any more than 8 hours of sleep will make you feel sleepier and too lazy to get out of bed!!!
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
Also....any more than 8 hours of sleep a night will make you feel for those of you who say you get lots of sleep but still feel tired...cut back the time you sleep. sounds crazy, i know...but its so true. As for those of you who only sleep a few hours a night and have trouble getting to sleep...i suggest trying to read something before always gets me ready to snooze. :D If that doesnt work...try taking melatonin. Melatonin is a natural chemical our bodies produce that induces sleepiness...there are no side effects and no drowsiness in the morning...unlike taking sleeping pills.
Novaraen Novaraen 9 years
I get 7-8 hours of sleep every night. I love my sleeptime...i always have. When i was a kid my folks never had trouble with me going to bed at my appointed bedtime...i was always ready to snooze!! Sleeping and water are the keys to good fitness and health....saying "I'll sleep when im dead" is a sure fire way to guarantee you wont live long. Oh and RosaDilla :WAVE: should most likely get a new mattress, it will make all the difference in the world. The hubby and i were both having MAJOR back pains and when we finally splurged on a new bed we have been sleeping awesome ever since. A good bed is key!!!
emalove emalove 9 years
I need 7 or 8 hours to feel really good at work during the week and I usually do get that. Lately though, the late-night baseball playoff games and now the World Series are really throwing a wrench in that though! I've been dragging!
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
I get around seven or eight hours per night, but it never feels like enough. Soniabonya, that's incredible that you can pull yourself out of bed that early every morning. I could never do it.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
I get to bed at the latest by 10pm M-F and get up around 4:50am. I used to not be able to function without 8 hrs of sleep but now I can manage around 6-7. I get up at 4:50 because it takes me 10 mins to drag my butt out of bed and about 20 mins of dawdling (bathroom, changing, e-mail) before heading off the the gym. The downside though is that I get tired early in the evening and struggle to stay awake so I can spend time with my boyfriend before rushing off back home :\
blondewithbangs blondewithbangs 9 years
I can not function on less then 8 hrs a night. I actually like to get 10! That sounds like a lot, but im a mess without it. Everyone makes fun of me for it, but trust me it makes for a much happier me!
amybdk amybdk 9 years
I wish I was more diligent about going to bed. I always mean to go to bed between 10:30 and 11.... but, well, it rarely happens.
Kaciegrrl Kaciegrrl 9 years
I'm in bed by 11 at the latest and up at 7:15. I'm a person who needs alot of sleep to function well. That being said, I am not a morning person and I wish I woke up with more energy. It takes me until about 9:30 or 10 a.m. to really be wide awake.
Tari007 Tari007 9 years
I LOVE sleeping. I usually hit the bed around midnight and get up at 7:30am. On weekends I like to get up around 9am, unless I went out the night before, and if that's the case....maybe 11am.... In college I didn't sleep as much as I should and I could tell I wasn't getting enough rest because I was tired, irritated, and quite distracted.
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
Candyhunnie Candyhunnie 9 years
2:15AM-7:47AM, could I get anymore sleep please? mmmmhhm
KerryG KerryG 9 years
Once upon a time I would have said yes, but since having my daughter I've been averaging 6-7 hours a night when I do best on 8-9. SHE gets 8-9, but SHE also starts at 8:30 or 9 PM and I rarely manage to get to bed before 9:30.
Merlin713 Merlin713 9 years
ehhhhh, I'll sleep when I'm dead. Anyway..... I don't get enough sleep.. It was really bad this past year because I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis so that means I was going to the bathroom about 50 times a day.. So yes.. I was up all night running back and fourth. It's a TON better now. Drugs helped.. For the most part(the ones from the doc).....
eeb3b eeb3b 9 years
i usually get around six to seven hours, but i'm still tired! I wish I had enough time to get 8 or 9 hours!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
This is funny. I chose no i don't get enough sleep, but I do sleep atleast 7 a night. I am always tired though in the mornings and unable to get up. And i refuse to let myself nap so i can sleep at night, but come 10PM I get wide awake and can't sleep. horrible.
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
Full-time job, freelance work, household chores, errands, social life, reading...sleep is such a major inconvenience. I wish I wasn't one of those people who needs 9 hours a night in order to function. I never get it.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 9 years
Sometimes I get enough sleep, sometimes I don't. I need a lot of sleep, though, like nine hours. LOL.
Hootie Hootie 9 years
No! I have trouble falling asleep. I have trouble staying asleep. I have trouble dragging my tired A$$ out of bed in the morning!
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I know i dont get enough. It sucks, I try to "catch up" during the weekends but that really doesnt make a difference. I wake up in the middle of the night and its hard for me to fall back asleep so thats my issue.
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 9 years
I have a bad habit of staying up too late, party because I have trouble falling asleep, then I snooze over and over in the morning. I am always tired during the day, but when it comes time to sleep I can't wind myself down enough. My weekend schedule always throws me off as well.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
Sleeping is one of the things I have control for my health, so I make sure to get at least 6.5-7 hours of sleep a night. I love to get 8, but I may not be able to do that if I have a lot to do.
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
I'm in bed by 8:30pm and I'm up at 5:45am monday through friday. That's about NINE hours!!! Weekends I go to sleep no later than 10pm if I'm home. I NEED sleep to function. I just feel so much better when I sleep.
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