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How much sleep do you consider adequate to function properly, personally?


The conversation about sleeping has been popping up a lot recently. Fellow hubbers and I have been joking about the idea of never going to bed. What is adequate sleep, for you?

 

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Hey, you know what? You just gave me an idea! I might just have to subject the people of HP with another nonsense rhyme :D 7 hours would be nice, I don't know if I could stick with it, but I'm sure I'd feel a difference. 4 hours is a big dip from 7!


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Three hours? Wow, that avatar of yours is certainly fitting! :D Three hours is a fairly common amount for me, but I usually feel guilty about it and would like at least four. How do you do it, lady? So bubbly and supportive, yet such little sleep!


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Oh my word, 9 hours?! Wow, that’s awesome… other than my teenage nieces and nephews; I don’t who else commits that much time to sleeping! :D Sleep is important and dreaming can be awesome. You’re cool, so you must be doin’ something right . Cranky U?

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Mornin’ Eric! Thank you for saving me from having to Google a word :D

    What a colorful answer and some excellent points! I have to say I’m impressed that you function as well as you do on just five hours of sleep! And ha ha funny; but you’re not old y

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    two or fourteen, each quite amazing :D I certainly appreciate your theory. I suppose no one knows our bodies like ourselves and if we need sleep, we'll know. Then I'll keep on keepin' on! Thanks!

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Isn't it funny how "too much" sleep can sometimes be ineffective too? Seven hours seems pretty fair and so does your schedule. I might be able to do that once in a while, but I get anxious if I feel that I'm going to bed 'early'. "What am I missing?"


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Hey, there you are, I thought you were sleeping you nocturnal girl, you! :D

    I can relate to the 3-4 hours, but wide awake and ready to go... not so much ;-) I just starting napping after I convinced myself it wasn't just for infants and the elderly!


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    There is definitely a difference in good/bad quality of sleep. Luckily, when I sleep, I sleep, but I know others who lay in bed for hours and don't get more than a couple good quality hours of sleep. Yes... the nice corner to curl up in :D

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    BAWK, ha ha! That’s something crazy old birds say, and you are not a crazy old bird! :D

    I just started flirting with napping, it felt awkward at first, but yes, there is definitely some pleasure involved. Grandmothers have more than earned it!


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    I love the tips... though my problem isn't falling asleep... it's never going to bed. I might just try your suggestions though, at least once. Thanks :D

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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Max. 7? You won’t even consider the minimum advised by experts? :D I think a minimum of five is fair. Five hours and I don’t feel guilty about staying up late. I can relate to the afterhours, but I can’t say I’m always up much before my kids. :D


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    Another 5 hours; I’m noticing a common theme here. Please make sure to get those 5 hours in, as I’d hate to see you walking into walls or with dark circles, which you could get from both, lack of sleep or walking into walls and we need you here! :D


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    You probably have the most responsible answer so far and I commend you. I think I need to find some middle ground myself... I'd like to live long enough to regret my poor sleeping habits! :D


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    Cat (Cantuhearmescream) 4 years ago

    That makes sense. But doesn't a lack of physical activity sometimes lead to sleepiness?


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