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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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!
Oh, I go to bed at a normal time nowadays, I was just saying that I can get by on 3 hours if need be! When my children were young, working full-time and going to college at night, I would stay up until the wee hours of the morning to study.
Well, nonetheless, you must function quite well either way. I see you early and later and you're always wondrously pleasant. Working, studying, kids... us woman are fabulous creatures... but you, even more so :-)
You are right, woman are awesome, especially at doing it all, and doing it well :) like you do!
See why I love this lady? :D
You know I much I love ya. Today the in-laws are all here and a special nephew walks with cap and gown. We celebrate a Vietnamese boy getting a Masters in the US of A. What war?!! How much sleep does one need to be riding on the happy ship of life?.
I hope you're talking to me, but if you're not; I'll still tell you how much I love ya! What a wonderful day this is! Please extend my congratulations! Very little sleep is needed for such ocassions as you are riding on a wave of happiness!
Faith.....Never fear, honey! I got ya covered. I'm sure I sleep enough for YOU and me!!
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?
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
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!
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?"
Entirely agree. I've always been a night owl. For some reason, I'm most creative and productive right before sleep. At least you keep moving :)
As much as I fear 'missing something' or 'losing time', I have to say; well-rested does make the brain function a little more smoothly :D
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!
Nocturnal, yes, but the rest of the world demands day time semi-alertness as well. Hehe.
Ha ha... I meant to thank you earlier but exceeded the character limit; thanks for the lovely spinach contribution :D
You're welcome. D: ;)
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
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!
Oh...but Cat, my dear NEW friend. Thou does not KNOW the infamous EFFER, as well as some of our fellow hubbers do. They will confirm that I AM precisely "a crazy old bird!!" ask, bil, sunshine, Tillie, Nell Rose, Suzie HQ, ...Oh the list is long!
Ha ha! I guess I'll have to take your word for it and maybe even track down some of those listed, but the old part... I'm having a hard time buying and the crazy? Well, I guess that means we play at the same park? :D
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
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
That, because I have a 1year-old baby. I can't even stay longer than an hour on my computer table. Am raising four boys and an only daughter. Yes, imagine the daily routine. whew!
Well something tells me you could get a mother of the year award! :D
Aaaww... ;D from Cantuhearmescream Award? Thank you, that would be lovely. :)
Ha ha... I'll take whatever I can get :D ... but I'll pay it forward too!
Haha.. that is so sweet.
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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
Thank you so much. I surely hope so as well. :)
Thank you JThomp42, I'll certianly try to work on that! :D
Cat...I can confirm for you. If you live LONG ENOUGH, you won't remember what your sleeping habits used to be!! Just believe me!...Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Ha ha ha... I'll make a note of that, thank you! :D
I don't remember yesterday ;-)
Who even asked this question anyway? :D
Some chick that obviously needs more sleep!
That makes sense. But doesn't a lack of physical activity sometimes lead to sleepiness?
Lack of exercise will lead in sleep deprivation which will leave you without energy to do anything the next day which will in turn make you feel sleepy.
Sleep is important and lack of it will result in unbalanced system and there are side effects.