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How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need?

Not everyone needs eight hours of sleep a night. Some can function on less, and some have to have more. If I get less than seven hours of sleep, I'm way too cranky for anyone's good.

So tell me . . .


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keiraz keiraz 9 years
I am a night person and so I usually am very tired at work(tho I focus well)
gemsera gemsera 9 years
I need 7-8 hours but I rarely get that. I suffer from restless leg syndrome, and can rarely get to bed before midnight, and im always up at 6am even on weekends. I wish I could sleep til midday like I used to!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
depends, i usually sleep in cycles, if i go to uni 6-7 hours is enough, but then i will have 9 hours on weekends. on holidays i sleep 7 hours one day, 8 the next, 7 hours, then 9... ;) and so on.
cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I can function on 6-7 hours, but can't keep it up for a long time.. but i could use anywhere from 8-10 hours of sleep a day.
graylen graylen 9 years
I wish I could function with only 6 hours! I need 8-9, the closer to 9 the better.
I can function on 4-6, but 7 is pretty average for me and I feel nice and rested. I could not sleep any longer, my body just will not let it happen even if I plan to do so for a change on the weekends.
SmallTownFab SmallTownFab 9 years
i can function on 4-6, but it's not overly pretty. ideally 7 is great for me.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
I need at least 7 to function
courtneyh courtneyh 9 years
8 is great!
hottpink hottpink 9 years
8 to 9 hours is ideal. Most of the time I usually get around 7 1/2.
facin8me facin8me 9 years
I tend to get 8 hours of sleep during the week, but 9-10 on the weekends.
emilie11 emilie11 9 years
I always aim for 8 but that's not always practical.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
7-8 hours is good for me.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I NEED about 9 to be in a happy mood, I RARELY get 9 hours of sleep these days.
LadyP LadyP 9 years
I become cranky with either too little or too much sleep. I need about 8 hours to function properly.
fashionista119 fashionista119 9 years
I'm at my best when I get at least 7, but I average closer to 5 or 6.
LeLeBabii5 LeLeBabii5 9 years
if i go to sleep and dont set my alarm literally i will sleep undisturbed for anywhere between 12-14 hours... GROSS but anything less and i feel like hell on wheels
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I'm a good sleeper. I need at least 8 usually!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
I can function with 6 but I would prefer 7-8.
jjlyn jjlyn 9 years
i'm a complete sleep whore...i need 9-10 or i cannot function!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
I can function on 4-5 hours of sleep...but ideally, I like to have more than 10 to feel completely re-energized. Especially when I've gone without very little sleep throughout the week.
emalove emalove 9 years
I don't function well at all if I get under 8 hours. I would prefer to get more than that too! Sometimes I think I have chronic fatigue syndrome.
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
I can function with at least 3 hours, thanks to ADHD.
RobinFabulous RobinFabulous 9 years
I need 8, but can make do on less
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Now that I can sleep again after 5 years of insomnia I have to have no less than 8 full undisturbed hours.
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