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  1. 1. How much sleep do you average a night?

    • Less than 5 hours
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    • 5 to 6 hours
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    • 6 to 7 hours
      29
    • 7 to 8 hours
      34
    • More than 8 hours
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Loved your post ttb4. I was diagnosed as having significant adhd as an adult, with them thinking it was missed in school cause it was 30 years ago and I didn't have the bad behavior. I have a little ocd too. My head never stops. What's relaxation?

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Oh my dog Trinube, maybe we are twins?!? ... what's with people that don't fold and stack towels perfectly??? Or those weirdo's who don't have everything in the pantry lined up with labels facing the front!?!?

 

Some people are just heathens!!!

 

When we moved house I am the one that has to unpack everything - cause my wife won't make the most efficient use of the cupboard space or put things in the most logical location (coffee goes in the cupboard above the coffee machine, dog-dammit, and the plates go in the drawer nearest to the serving counter ... its just illogical any other way!!

 

And I'm glad I'm not the only one Goughy!

 

As I get older (turn the big 40 this year) I am getting a little better, but still do 10 things at once. I flitter between tasks all day, but I find it works for me. Right now I'm between reading the newspaper, writing a board report, posting on Trannies and working out a design for my sons new cubby house all sort of over-lapping each other .... I do 20 minutes here and there on each. My mind is writing one thing and designing another sort of at once .... and I'll go flat out until 7pm then just ......stop ......

 

On a bigger picture I do the same thing. I think its part OCD (wanting things perfect) and part ADHD.

 

As an example we have just moved into a new house 6 weeks ago and I am doing all the landscaping (retaining walls, gardens, some paving, moving fencing etc). I will go flat-out all weekend sort of doing all of them at once. It makes sense in my head - some soil from here is going over there, I'll use that timber to build this, when I'm digging up that garden bed I'll relocate the turf to that bit .......

 

it all looks like a bloody huge mess but it works in my head .... and I will literally work non-stop, every weekend for 12 hours a day for another 2-3 months and then ...... stop. It will all be done and I won't have to do it again. But until then, I can't stand that its not all perfect and I want it finished.

 

I'm not a person that can spend a year or two getting the house the way I want it. Its done now, non-stop, until its done!

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Get one of those Activity trackers that do Sleep Time.

Its not the sleep time thats the mystery. Its what the heck i do with the rest of the day that leads to less sleep! Got no idea sometimes. It just disappears!

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Just did 12 hours straight. :sleep1::smile1:

Meanwhile I'm feeling well less than refreshed.

 

A client decided sending information to prepare estimates for a meeting today over the weekend was a good idea, so "bedtime" was ~12:30am (had wife sister's family around for dinner, so didn't start work until 9:30pm after having fallen asleep settling master 18 months).

 

Then miss 4 comes in and wakes us up ~1:30am.

 

Then master 18 months is back awake at 2:00am.

 

Then wife tells me it's my turn on master 18 months at 3:30am.

 

Then master 6 comes into our room ~ 5am.

 

Then master 18 months decides he ready for the day at 5:50am.

 

If I commit a crime and go to prison I might get some sleep!

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Meanwhile I'm feeling well less than refreshed.

 

A client decided sending information to prepare estimates for a meeting today over the weekend was a good idea, so "bedtime" was ~12:30am (had wife sister's family around for dinner, so didn't start work until 9:30pm after having fallen asleep settling master 18 months).

 

Then miss 4 comes in and wakes us up ~1:30am.

 

Then master 18 months is back awake at 2:00am.

 

Then wife tells me it's my turn on master 18 months at 3:30am.

 

Then master 6 comes into our room ~ 5am.

 

Then master 18 months decides he ready for the day at 5:50am.

 

If I commit a crime and go to prison I might get some sleep!

Maybe you should eat some carbs. Then apparently then you'd end up in hospital. Good chance for a nap in there. :)

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Public hospital, shared room with 70yr old snorers. Sounds restful to me.

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Maybe I should just drink a bit more and it will all just become a blur until I end up in rehab?

 

Arguably a $&@!ed liver is better than a $&@!ed rear end...

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Got a 18month old here. He dictates how much sleep I get.

I have a 7 week old and now 4 months out from Kona so sleep is taking a beating. The trouble is the broken sleep I still get in bed between 10.30-6am but it isn't solid, up for 30 mins a few times a night is a killer. Anyways, good old caffeine, supportive parner and motivation for first Kona is keeping me going.

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6 hours ever since I went mostly LCHF. I'm not sure whether its due to the diet but its typically the amount of sleep my body will give me. I never used to have this problem prior to LCHF, I'd sleep soundly till the alarm went at around 5:45am, but not any longer.

 

Lights out at around 10:30pm, and body has me awake around 4:30am most mornings, then a restful hour lieing and relaxing and up around 5:30am. Occasionally I might fall back to sleep around 6:30am if I'm still in bed, but most times I'm training by then.

 

Typically don't feel tired on 6 hours, although if I could do pro hours I'd be quite happy to take afternoon naps.

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I am one of the < 5 hours. I get to bed a bit late but am up for work latest 4.30am. I am a terrible sleeper, waking up regularly from either dreams or sounds in the house (I am a super light sleeper). My mother was the same. I am starting to play around with different food and timing plus activity prior to bed to see if I can increase my sleep time I am occasionally tired but not a lot. I sometimes grab 20 mins on the train going home but usually when inctraining.

 

If I can't increase over the next month or so, it's off to the Docs for help.

 

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I'm an extremely poor sleeper as well. Not real sure what I'd 'average', but often only get 4 or 5 hours sleep. The problem then is that I get overtired and then when I do eventually get to sleep it's not very sound.

I find Restavit (available over the counter at any chemist) works fairly good for me to get me back into some sort of routine. I'll probably take a couple of tablets every week or so to ensure that I at least get a decent sleep every now and then. The pills are probably not all that good for you if you take them regularly, but neither is not sleeping.

 

I've been substituting Milo instead of some daytime coffees to try and limit my caffeine intake but am now struggling with the extra weight it has added. Plus, I drink far too much Pepsi Max & Coke etc, that also probably doesn't help with my sleeping habits.

 

I love living life to the full, but sometimes you just need to stop and recover... I need more sleep!

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Last night was a classic example. After doing a reasonably solid night time trail run (22km) with a group of friends, I wasn't originally going to go that far, but was really enjoying it so we just kept going. I got home still buzzing and was not even close to going to sleep, hence my 12:03am post above.

 

I finally hit the sack around 12:30am and drifted off reasonably quickly, but was wide awake by 3:30am thinking about another long run that I was supposed to be doing with another guy at 6:00am this morning. Nothing that unusual about that except that my hip is a bit sore and I'm wondering if I should do the second run as I'm also meant to be racing a Trail Half Marathon on Saturday morning, but then if I don't go I'll feel bad to the other guy!

 

Last nights sleep total was around 2 hours, and it was mainly because I was worried that I wouldn't be able to get enough sleep before doing my other run this morning. So basically I spend most of my nights worrying about the dumb shit that I do instead of sleeping. Then even when I know it's not good for me, I do it anyway. Grrrr!!!

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I have a 7 week old and now 4 months out from Kona so sleep is taking a beating. The trouble is the broken sleep I still get in bed between 10.30-6am but it isn't solid, up for 30 mins a few times a night is a killer. Anyways, good old caffeine, supportive parner and motivation for first Kona is keeping me going.

Does your wife work?

 

If not, why is she not doing all this? (Here come the sexist posts - but I'm a wife so I can get away with it).

 

I was the only one to get up with our newborns, as I was home during the day with them and didn't have to work. Simple as that. That was my job.

 

Even now, working (part) full time, I'm the only one that gets up to them. It's not often, but it is always me. (Doesn't help when they walk past Dad to get to my side of the bed!)

 

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The trick to adequate of sleep. .. early bed time.

 

From one of my students

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Does your wife work?

 

If not, why is she not doing all this? (Here come the sexist posts - but I'm a wife so I can get away with it).

 

I was the only one to get up with our newborns, as I was home during the day with them and didn't have to work. Simple as that. That was my job.

 

Even now, working (part) full time, I'm the only one that gets up to them. It's not often, but it is always me. (Doesn't help when they walk past Dad to get to my side of the bed!)

 

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Isn't being at home with a newborn 'work'? I'm sure it doesn't involve lying about all day doing nothing or being out socialising.

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Does your wife work?

 

If not, why is she not doing all this? (Here come the sexist posts - but I'm a wife so I can get away with it).

 

I was the only one to get up with our newborns, as I was home during the day with them and didn't have to work. Simple as that. That was my job.

 

Even now, working (part) full time, I'm the only one that gets up to them. It's not often, but it is always me. (Doesn't help when they walk past Dad to get to my side of the bed!)

 

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Feel free to suggest this for my family anytime...

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I don't want Cranky talking to my wife! I wanna stay married...

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Isn't being at home with a newborn 'work'? I'm sure it doesn't involve lying about all day doing nothing or being out socialising.

That's what I mean though. That's her job.

 

I've been there 3 times. It doesn't make sense to me to keep the dad up if he has to go and focus at the office or wherever the next day. Bub doesn't care if mum is a zombie. Who cares if their clothes are put on backwards! Lol. Bub would be quite happy to snuggle up and have a nap with mum during the day.

 

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That's what I mean though. That's her job.

 

I've been there 3 times. It doesn't make sense to me to keep the dad up if he has to go and focus at the office or wherever the next day. Bub doesn't care if mum is a zombie. Who cares if their clothes are put on backwards! Lol. Bub would be quite happy to snuggle up and have a nap with mum during the day.

 

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So both are working all day, night time should be shared.

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Having done daddy day care enough times, mums are heroes for what they do on no sleep and no it's not their job

It is if dad has a paid job to go to.

 

He does his job. She does hers.

So both are working all day, night time should be shared.

But mum's hours are more flexible. Dad can't nap under the table or ignore a client because he doesn't feel like it. Mum can nap and ignore the dishes if she feels like it.

 

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It is if dad has a paid job to go to.

 

He does his job. She does hers.

But mum's hours are more flexible. Dad can't nap under the table or ignore a client because he doesn't feel like it. Mum can nap and ignore the dishes if she feels like it.

 

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I took the view that it was both our jobs, though mum was the primary carer, but can't have her being a zombie through the day when she had to look after the boys.

 

Took my turns at 2 am but mum did most

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Yep. Did plenty of sleeping in the recliner with a kid on my lap. But I lucked out enough cause I'll be damned if I was doing the feedings. No kid was gonna bite my nipples!

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Yep. Did plenty of sleeping in the recliner with a kid on my lap. But I lucked out enough cause I'll be damned if I was doing the feedings. No kid was gonna bite my nipples!

You're such a spoil sport!

 

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I'm sorry, but only one person gets to chomp on them..... (did I just say that out loud??)

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My wife said the same as you Cranky, weeknights the feeds were done by her. Weekends (ie Friday night and Saturday night) were my shifts to give her a break and get full nights of sleep. Once she returned to work though it went more 50/50 on the getting up

 

thank goodness those days are behind me now though

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My wife said the same as you Cranky, weeknights the feeds were done by her. Â Weekends (ie Friday night and Saturday night) were my shifts to give her a break and get full nights of sleep. Â Once she returned to work though it went more 50/50 on the getting up

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thank goodness those days are behind me now though

I've often thought people with Taragos either have kids that were really reliable sleepers or have an amazing resilience to prolonged sleep deprivation.

 

In all seriousness, 3 little ones has taken something out of me mental health wise.

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Our kid #1 used to be a sporadic sleeper...then he got t1 diabetes at 2+ yr old. Haven't slept well since. Then it got worse when he got an insulin pump...

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I've been tracking my sleep better recently, especially with having upped my activity level. Last night I decided to pull out of The group's early ride, got to bed at a decent hour and woke up just prior to my alarm going off. So thought, good. Just checked my phone and had 6:07hrs sleep! 

Over the last 10wks I'm averaging between 5:55hrs and 6:20hrs a night per week, cept for when we had that big period of rain where it stretched out to 6:40ish/night average. I'm also starting to naturally wake before about 5am. I know the meds I'm on affect my sleep, but at the same time kinda make it easier for me to actually get out of bed. If I don't collapse some time then I guess it's enough.

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10 minutes ago, goughy said:

I've been tracking my sleep better recently, especially with having upped my activity level. Last night I decided to pull out of The group's early ride, got to bed at a decent hour and woke up just prior to my alarm going off. So thought, good. Just checked my phone and had 6:07hrs sleep! 

Over the last 10wks I'm averaging between 5:55hrs and 6:20hrs a night per week, cept for when we had that big period of rain where it stretched out to 6:40ish/night average. I'm also starting to naturally wake before about 5am. I know the meds I'm on affect my sleep, but at the same time kinda make it easier for me to actually get out of bed. If I don't collapse some time then I guess it's enough.

Wow

there is noway icoukd last long on 6hrs sleep

8hrs most nites , but sometimes 9hrs or more to make up for the one or two nites where I get less than the 8hrs during the week 

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I have been between 4 & 5 hours for the majority of my adult life.

Occasionally, I will head home for lunch and have a 10/15 min power nap on the couch (avg once a week).

Other than that, I find that once every 6 weeks or so I will "crash" and do a 12 hours stint, mostly on a Friday night.

Gotta be hereditary in some respects. All my life, my Mum has averaged 3/4 hours per night. Goes to sleep early-ish but waits early and can't get back to sleep. Same as me.

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25 minutes ago, ironpo said:

there is noway icoukd last long on 6hrs sleep

I might be making a shot in the dark here, but me thinks I don't do quite as many training hours a week as you ;)

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33 minutes ago, goughy said:

I might be making a shot in the dark here, but me thinks I don't do quite as many training hours a week as you ;)

Possibly 

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Back when this thread started I was a 4 hr ish  sleeper.  Couldn't go to sleep and would wake early.  My old man was the same.

With a very light medical assistance ( for about 3 months) I now fall asleep quickly and I like to be in bed by 9.30.  Still wake when the first number on the clock is a three, and I'm generally up by 4 -4.30. 

I survive well on that.  Its a lot better than 4hrs.

Couldn't sleep more than 7 if my life depended on it.  Actually, too much fun to be had to sleep longer. 

The amount of exercise has no bearing on the amount of sleep I get.

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Average around 7 hours a night. Sleep like a baby most nights.

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When I'm "being good" I'm in bed at 2130, lights out at 2200 up at between 0600 and 0700 depending on when I need to be at work and whether I am going by the pool and how long I need to be in the pool for!

9 hours a night is ideal!

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I had a shocker last night. My tinnitus was really bad. In fact, the worst it has been for about 2 years. It is not crash hot today either. I had to medicate myself to get 5 hours sleep.

FM

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I have cut back to 2 coffees a day (last three days so far) the head aches were terrible for the first two days.

I'm sleeping a solid 8 hours a night & feeling a lot better. My focus at work has been a lot better.

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7 hours ago, Bored@work said:

I have cut back to 2 coffees a day (last three days so far) the head aches were terrible for the first two days.

I'm sleeping a solid 8 hours a night & feeling a lot better. My focus at work has been a lot better.

Imagine what would happen if you also cut down on the donuts lol

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Better quality sleep now I have a CPAP machine.

Dentist picked up I might have sleep apnea a year or so ago, hired me a sleep test machine and sure enough I did have it moderate-severe (21 incidents of stopping breathing for more than 10secs per hour).  The CPAP has brought than down to under 1 incident.  Takes a bit of getting used to though, some people just can't hack them.

I thought only big unhealthy fat basts got sleep apnea, but apparently not, the dental work I had done in the 70s & 80s (wisdom teeth etc removal) caused mine he said.

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Back to this.  Saw an article recently about timing your sleep based on REM cycles or something, meaning working out how much sleep you want and making it divisible by 90mins.  So 4.5hrs sleep is better than 5.5hrs, and 6 is good etc etc.

The last few weeks I've struggled with being tied all the time and just not getting up.  If I do the stuff I want to do, my morning waking schedule would be M-4.50, T-3.50, W-5 to 6, T-4.50, F-3.50 to 4.50, S&S- varies on day, anywhere from 4.30 to 6.   Walking at 6, even on weekends is pretty standard for me even without an alarm. All those are swim squads or group rides. But I just can't work out how much sleep I really need to feel rested enough.  It used to be about 6 hours, but maybe I used to be more dedicated!  Even then, I struggle to get to bed before 10.30, and generally it's closer to 11.30 before I drift off.

Has anyone else had a change in sleep requirements and how do you work out what's enough?  Especially when you really aren't gonna feel rested doing this activity before going to work, so have to put up with a certain level of malaise?  

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My observation is that women need less sleep than men of a similar age - if I get less than seven hours a night I start to run down  - no coffee after 2pm ever - most times not after 10am - a glass or two of red wine every night 

I find 4-5 hours of manual work each day on top of my training keeps me "ready for sleep" by 8.30 - much more than 5hrs means I can't back it up the next day

When my alarm goes off at 4 or 4.30 on different days, my feet are on the carpet within 20sec - it's really a discipline thing - getting to bed by 8.30-9pm and getting straight up is cementing in the discipline part of goal setting (I know what I'm getting up for - there's no wondering) B) 

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Yes, the swing straight out of bed used to be easy..... Now it's like "**** the swing out".... not breaking any records out there anyway.  But this last week, I've pretty much not had a conversation with anyone that isn't my immediate family..... I'm about to grow my hair long and hermet it up to the extreme, maybe even become a bit eccentric!

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