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How Much Sleep Do You Need?


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

Cal
- 1272 days ago - slate.com
Seven to nine hours for an adult is considered the correct amount of sleep for most people.



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

Susanne R. (237)
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. (138)
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. (159)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thanks
 

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

Winn Adams (203)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 5:14 pm
More than I typically get. 8 hours would be perfect.
 

Jen A. (2)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 7:37 pm
Everyone is different on the amount of sleep they need. Myself, I need around 8-9.
 

Diana N. (3)
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.

B U S Y
 

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. (118)
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
thanks
 

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

Christeen Anderson (659)
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 (86)
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.
 
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