Start A Petition

How Much Sleep Do You Need?

Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, humans, health )

- 1872 days ago -
Seven to nine hours for an adult is considered the correct amount of sleep for most people.

Select names from your address book   |   Help

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Jason S (50)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 7:02 pm
Good posting, thanks

Susanne R (234)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 9:28 pm
I know that I need more than I get...

Carol H (229)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:44 am
noted, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:51 am
Haven't use an alarm to wake in years.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:06 am
6-7 is all i usually need

pam w (139)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 11:59 am
I'd probably get more if I didn't have a hungry dog and cat ''helping'' me wake each day! :-)

Birgit W (160)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:39 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:11 pm
6 hours. Thanks.

Winn A (179)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:14 pm
More than I typically get. 8 hours would be perfect.

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:37 pm
Everyone is different on the amount of sleep they need. Myself, I need around 8-9.

Past Member (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:00 am
7 to 9 hours is what I need I guess - less in summer, more in winter. As a semi-professional athlete I have to make sure I do get them!

Helen Porter (39)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:30 am
How much sleep do I need a lot.

Not everybody knows how busy we are while the body sleeps.


Robert O (12)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:20 am
Not nearly as much as I should be getting, but I'm living under terrible circumstances right now and I hope they'll pass soon so I can get my life and body rhythms back to normal.

Migi H (19)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:25 am
Good tip about setting the alarm early. I usually set my alarm 15 minutes earlier just so I can go back to sleep for another 15 minutes lol!

Sam E M (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 2:49 am
Unfortunately, busy lives and long journeys to and from work leave little time during the week for more than about 6 hours sleep, or up to 7 if lucky, with a half hour or so lie-in at weekends.
The point about counting out multiples of 90 minutes before setting the alarm is interesting and I'll try that; it could explain why some days I have more trouble waking up properly.
I hope things get better for you soon, Robert O. :)

Kerrie G (116)
Friday April 5, 2013, 5:13 am
Noted, thanks.

S S (0)
Friday April 5, 2013, 6:51 am
Thank you.

Sue Matheson (79)
Friday April 5, 2013, 9:26 am

Day R (9)
Friday April 5, 2013, 10:29 am
Interesting information. Thank you!!

Christeen A (368)
Friday April 5, 2013, 1:43 pm
More than I am getting.

Edgar Zuim (47)
Friday April 5, 2013, 4:41 pm
Great article. Alarm clock to me is the same thing than waking up from a nightmare.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday April 5, 2013, 8:50 pm
Sleep is always a fascinating subject. It is often difficult to get out of a nice warm bed if it is -30 outside...perhaps I can learn to hibrr-nate until Spring.

Shawna S (45)
Friday April 5, 2013, 9:20 pm
Some great advice. I'll see if it works for me.
Thanks :")

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:24 am
Sleep needs do change as we get older!
When I was working, 6 hours was all I needed. Now that I'm retired, 8 hours is perfect.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Health & Wellness

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.