How much sleep do you get?

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I was just goofing off and found this polyphasic sleep thing on the internet, it is when you take your normal night time sleep and reduce it, then replace that time with a short nap. For example, instead of sleeping a full 8 hours a night you switch to 6 hours, then during the day you take a 20 or 30 minute nap (gaining an hour and a half of time awake each day). Some people are into it enough that every 6 hours they take a 30 minute nap, totalling 2 hours of sleep every 24 hours and they don't have any sleep deprivation once their bodies get adjusted to it. I normally only get around 7 hours or so of sleep each night, then end up dozing off on the couch in the evening so I was thinking I might do the nap thing on purpose and see if it really makes a difference. Does anybody else here do something similar to this?

It kind of makes sense if you compare it to food and eating. Like if you eat one big meal per day, you will probably be hungry and lacking energy later on in the day. So instead we eat 3 or 4 smaller meals per day and that keeps us going.
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The waking process is not the most enjoyable. Why would I want to go through it twice a day?
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Hmm... I don't think I can do that. When I doze off, I will be asleep for at least an hour. I can't help it. lol!

Anyway, good luck and let us know the effect
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The week before last i was having no more than 3-4 hours sleep most nights of the week. This was for various reasons. It got to the stage where one of my bosses at work asked me on a couple of occaisions if i had been getting much sleep recently to which promptly replied "no".

This week i've caught up mainly due to having the week off work. If you had posted this topic a week ago then i would have given this a trial.

Infact, whenever i am working at 6 in the morn i'll give it a shot as usually the night before i'll be awake until midnight then wake up for work at around 4ish therfore having 4 hours.

Like victoriaphee, i doubt i could control it so i had a 30 minute nap though. If i fell asleep it would be for at least 1 hours...at least!
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I dream of a world where enough things are automated that everyone can wake up when they want to as long as they get their work for the day done because the automation takes care of the things that would normally require a human.

I bet that one simple thing would cut the worlds violent crime rate in half.
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I have heard of this before. A friend of mine tried it during one of his last terms at Uni. and he ended up sleeping for about 3-4 hours a day for like 2 months with an occassional all day sleepathon once every couple of weeks.

Seemed to work out well for him.
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It depend on the habit and work field also. To maintain the good health a sufficient sleep is very necessary. The above mentioned strategy is good for completing a long task. I sleep for 6-7 hours.
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I get 4-5 hours a day. Been doing that for as long as I can remember.
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The first couple of weeks will probably be kind of rough, but once my body gets adjusted to it and gets use to the new schedule then it should work fine. I started it last night, instead of going to bed around 11 and getting up at 6:30 or 7:00 I went at midnight and got up at 6:30. I feel a little tired being shorted that hour, mostly just lacking motivation to get started working this morning.
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I get 4-5 hours a day. Been doing that for as long as I can remember.

I don't know how you do it. I get anything less than 6 on a regular basis and I'm just not functional.
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It started once I joined the Marines. 9 years of that and you just get used to it. I wake up at 4 every day except the weekends. I try to be in bed by 11 every night.
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My old boss was like that. He was a retired Marine and he always said he would go to bed around 10 or 11 and be up before 0500.
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Enough Sleep is very important. Lack of sleep might affect our performance for the day. I make sure that I get around 7 hours of sleep.
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6-7, but to be fully refreshed, I need about 10
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5 hours of sleep is all that's possible on a towboat.. the six hour shifts twice a day are hell. I honestly got more sleep in the military. At home, though, I sleep as much as possible :D
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I used to do the five hour thing. In fact I'd always wake up 5 hours after I went to sleep, no matter what time I went to bed, and without an alarm. For about the last 6 months I've been going to bed earlier and getting about 8 hours. Honestly, between the two I don't see much difference in the way I feel. Most likely with summer coming up I'm going to be reverting back to the five hour deal.
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Adjusting to this thing is harder than I had thought. I got my 6 hours the first night, but the following afternoon I didn't get my nap. I didn't feel tired or anything, so I figured I'd carry on and try 6 hours again the next night. I wound up hitting snooze on my alarm and instead of getting up at 6:30 I got up at 7:25 and left for work at 7:30, woops! Then last night I was tired so I went to bed at 10:00 and got up at almost 7:00 this morning. I don't think this is going to work after all.....
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I get 6-7 hours a day. Been doing that for as long as I can remember.
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I get 7-8 hours/day :D
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My problem with the theory is I have no time for the nap. So when I go to 5 hours, that's all I get per day period.
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Generally 5-6 hours of actual sleep, not counting time thinking about getting up and listening to the radio :)
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I've tried "power naps" in the past and they DO work. But usually when I am sleep deprived and need to keep going for a few more hours. I am not sure this would work for me on a daily basis.
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Three hours sleep would be aewsome,

A frozen shoulder keeps me awake so I feel utterly drained some days. Apparently this complaint can take up to two years to right itself...

.....groans and rubs eyes.
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Jenie0109 wrote:
Enough Sleep is very important. Lack of sleep might affect our performance for the day. I make sure that I get around 7 hours of sleep.


I agree with jenie.. A sleep of arround 7 to 8 hours is very important.
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I have not had more than 4 hours a night since 1990; back then I averaged far lower. 4 hours is actually a gain for me as of late.
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I have not had more than 4 hours a night since 1990; back then I averaged far lower. 4 hours is actually a gain for me as of late.

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Yeah anything less than 7 and ppl would NOT like me around my job b/c I would become (even more of a) jerk. :)
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I need at least 10h sleep everyday.
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zplhelen wrote:
I need at least 10h sleep everyday.


wow.

It's 23:30 right now where i am and i am due to work in 6 and a half hours. I usually wake up at around 04:30 to allow time to clean and commute to work. So, if i hit the sack now i am looking at getting about 4 hours sleep tonight before i work tomorrow.
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I slept a lot last night, but I was beat. I mowed my lawn for the first time...with a push mower...it took me just short of 5 hours. And I cut down a couple of dead trees and chopped them into smaller pieces, but I don't own a chainsaw so I used a tree saw and a hatchet. So I went to bed after 9 last night and got up at about 7:20 this morning, and I'm really sore today and can hardly move.

There's only a week and a half of school left, so then I'll be able to start working four 10 hour days instead of five 8 hour days, I think then it will be easier to make a set sleep schedule and get a more controlled experiment.
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Had a funny day yesterday too. My last message in this thread was at 11:30pm and i was due to work at 6am the next morn, true to my word i was up at 4-4:30am to get ready. Finished work at about 3pm and headed home and did a few things.

Around 6 i was shattered and had a 3 hour sleep. From that moment on i could have spent the next 15 hours awake and had no problem. I was struggling to sleep at around 4am this morning because i was pretty awake.
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This whole polyphasic sleep thing or what ever it is called really could work, it is just a matter of getting use to it. Its just like daylight savings time here in the US. We go to bed at regular time the first night, then the time change happens, and we have to get up an hour earlier than our body is use to so we loose an hour of sleep. Then that evening we go to bed an hour earlier, and so on. Everything is shifted a little bit but eventually our internal clocks get use to it. Adjusting from 10 hours of sleep to 8 hours ought to be the same thing too, or from 8 hours to 6 hours with a half hour nap.
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I can't sleep early and i have to wait up early in the morning. So around 5-6 i have sleep in a day. But Saturday and Sunday a bit longer than Monday to Friday
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I think that it is not good for us to have a long time or a sort time to sleep. I normally sleep 8 hours per day. Certaily I have to take a nap about 1 hours if I dont want to doze of when working.
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more than 8 - 10 hrs

i would prefer to sleep more when i was disturbed to get out of it

more over i will sleep even when i was happy ,


i wake up only after 8 in the morning , i don't want to give up my sleep as can as i


thanks to sleeping which make man healthy and also lazy
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hmmm, my post history is a testament to the fact that I am up till about 4 - 5am. I generally wake up about 6 or 7am and go to work. When I get home I do my graphic design stuff until morning. Not having a ton of sleep has been part of my daily existence since I can remember; I generally have a "crash day" about once every 2 months where I sleep damn near 15 hours straight.

Anyway, I suppose I might give this a try, taking 2 or 3 really short naps throughout the day, might save me an hour per day.
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I slept a lot last night, but I was beat. I mowed my lawn for the first time...with a push mower...it took me just short of 5 hours.


Ouch...so much garden. Its a wonder it did'nt kill you outright...hahahaahha

Try to spin it out. Example, Mow the lawn when its fine on one day:

Prune (not cut down) trees on another day. No wonder you were sore and could be in for arthritis later in life if you carry on like that.

Gardening is supposed to be an enjoyment not a pain.

Reeeeelax.
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That yard is huge, its probably 100 feet wide and 250 feet long. The reason it took so much time was because the grass was really tall and there's lots of gopher mounds and pot holes and trees to navigate through. I was gonna do it again yesterday, but we decided to do absolutely nothing with our holiday so we sat around in our underwear and watched tv. All. Day. Long. It was good.
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How much sleep do I get?? Not enough! *lol

I get up at 5 A.M. from Monday to Friday and I go to bed until 12, so that's roughly 5 hours of sleep daily on my normal week.

I sleep more on Saturdays and on Sundays I get up a 7 to attend Mass in our Church. This is the only day in the week that I can go to sleep early....at 10 P.M., if you can call that early.

I feel wonderfully recovered on Mondays but utterly tired on Thursdays and Fridays *lol
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i need at least 6-7 hrs of sleep to function well

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