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How much sleep do you get?

How much sleep do you average?  

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

    • Less than 5 hours
      2
    • 5 to 6 hours
      17
    • 6 to 7 hours
      29
    • 7 to 8 hours
      34
    • More than 8 hours
      11


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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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