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post #31 of 44
I try to only sleep 8 hours max. The rest of the 16 hours are too valuable to waste.
post #32 of 44
Originally Posted by Mr Herbert View Post
and how much energy do you have when you wake up?

ive been getting 7 solid hours lately and still waking up feeling terrible. its at its worst when ive done weightlifting the night before. seriously struggling to get out of bed lately and have become a snooze button fiend.

am worried there is something wrong with me.

Of course something is wrong with you, your body is stressed out. What is your diet like? are you on low carb, low fat too?

I think you better listen to your body and just start resting, take a break from a gym for a couple of weeks and eat well.
post #33 of 44
6 hours when employed, 5 hours when un-employed. Either way, it suffices.
post #34 of 44
Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger View Post
During the school year I'm in bed by 9:30 ideally and up at 5:15...nights when I have later hockey games hurt me.

Now that I'm off for a few weeks, I can sleep until 7 when the kids get up and I can also nap during the day if I need to.

Just curious what level of schooling do you teach at? My teachers had me slaving nightly till at least 12, if not 1 or 2. And I had to be up at 6:30. I would be disgruntled if they went to sleep at 9:30.
post #35 of 44
no less than 8.
post #36 of 44
Originally Posted by matt_im View Post
I work pretty long hours so I don't get as much sleep as I would like - generally just under 7 hours a night. I don't normally feel too tired but I'm starting to look a little frayed around the edges... I'm 30 now so starting to worry that many more insufficient night's sleep might start to catch up on me.

Does lack of sleep have a big impact on how quickly you age? Don't want to end up looking like this !!


That would be an expensive, long study, so there probably is no direct evidence. It sounds possible, but almost 7 hours per night is not serious sleep deprivation.
post #37 of 44
In a 7day week i'd say 3 nights i get 4-5 hours. The other nights probably 6-8. Usually one 4 hour sleep night i'm fine, but 2 in a row and i start to get tired come 11pm. I'm a trooper though so i can usually suck it up well enough. Used to pull all nighters (and real ones where i don't take 30minute cat naps) in college and i felt pretty fine staying up till midnight or so going out the night after. Once i did 2 and a row and the first day i felt 100%, the 2nd day i was dead My energy on the 4hour sleep nights now are pretty fine during the day. Don't really feel much different than normal nights
post #38 of 44
On work/school days, I'll get 4-5 hours of sleep.
post #39 of 44
Been sleeping more lately. I'm averaging 8.5-10 hours a day, and I'm still tired when I get up.
post #40 of 44
Originally Posted by Jekyll View Post
Been sleeping more lately. I'm averaging 8.5-10 hours a day, and I'm still tired when I get up.

Have you tried going to bed earlier or tried to maintain a more consistent bedtime? I feel like shit sometimes if I go to bed too late, even though I might have slept for >8 hours. I really wish I could go to bed at the same time every night but I'm probably too much of an idiot (and too young, to boot) to do that.
post #41 of 44
I usually get 7. I could sleep 9 hours every night if I had the time. I've operated for months on 5-6 and, honestly, it was hard on me. I need me some sleeeeeeep.
post #42 of 44
For the last 5 years or so I wake up multipe times through the night, so I really dont get any consistent sleep. I feel like shit most of the time, which is no doubt a symptom. I estimate I sleep maybe 4-5 hours per night in total, although I'm in bed for 8-9 hours. Thinking of trying melatonin.
post #43 of 44
^Given your (nick) name I have to wonder; sleep apnea?
post #44 of 44
Thread Starter 
since starting this thread ive made some changes to my diet

i was eating a paleo type diet (no grains, no dairy) and logged my food in fitday for a while. it becaume pretty evident that i was missing out on a few vitamins including vit D (its winter here) and zinc. It seems both are used in sleep regulation.

ive been taking a Zinc/Magnesium/Vit A and a Mutlivitamin daily before bed and have been having great sleep - waking up feeling really good.

i thought my diet was pretty tight (big salads for lunch, fruit, range of meats, big plates of vege) so it was pretty eye opening how deficient i was in some nutrients..
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