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View Poll Results: How much sleep, on average, do you get each night?
Less than 6 hours 10 23.81%
6 - 7 hours 19 45.24%
7-8 hours 13 30.95%
8 - 9 hours 0 0%
More than 9 hours 0 0%
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How much sleep do you get ?

At the moment I seem to get between 6.5 and 7 hours sleep every night, when I tell people this they look horrified !

How much sleep, on average, do you get each night ?
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No poll here but I'm the same. 6.5 to 7.
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No poll here but I'm the same. 6.5 to 7.
Gis a chance Idiot !
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I'd vote but there's no poll :HEADBANG:


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There is a poll !
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About 5 hours a day.






And 6 at night.
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...so if you're on AO for 3hrs during most working days, how much time do you actually give to your beloved employer?
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I'm getting 6.5-7hrs a night at the moment.

It's not good, I need more. I fall asleep on the sofa watching telly and then when I wake up at 1am and go to bed, I can't get off to sleep .

I function so much better on 7.5-8hrs a night. I need to sort my discipline out, when I was working (and doing 11hr days, with an hour each way travelling) I was getting more sleep than I do now.

Now I'm retired I need to get on top of this. My days are pretty good, I get stuff done and I've even had the odd day back at work as a freelance (there'll be more from next April) - but suddenly having a load more time is a two-edged sword, for sure.
 
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...and looking at the poll results, currently a whopping 83% are only getting 6-7hrs sleep a night.

Guys, this is not good!

(Unless you happen to work in France, where the work/life balance seems a lot better).
 
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Usually 6-7 hours. It's plenty I find. I never sleep during the day or fall asleep in chairs or anything like that. I go to bed at around 11.30 - midnight, wake up before 7.

I used to suffer from insomnia but by not drinking as much coffee, and not going to bed until I feel tired, that's under control now.
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My sleep is fragile.

I worry a lot. I sleep lightly. Once awake I find my mind runs riot. I can operate reasonably successfully with surprisingly little sleep, but I know how it feels to be frayed, and it's not good.
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...so if you're on AO for 3hrs during most working days, how much time do you actually give to your beloved employer?
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Usually 6-7 hours. It's plenty I find. I never sleep during the day or fall asleep in chairs or anything like that. I go to bed at around 11.30 - midnight, wake up before 7.


That's how it is for me too, I don't sleep or even nap during the day but it's bed at around 11:30pm, off to sleep sometime after midnight and up again at about 7am. I usually wake up for about 15 mins between 4am and 5am, no idea why. :scratch: When I do sleep I sleep very deeply, I could sleep through an air raid I've been told.
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I like sleep, naps are good, often found napping during F1

Probably between 7-8 hours on an average night tho
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Probably around the low end of 5-6 hours. I'm a light sleeper and always wake up several times a night so it's rare I get a continuous sleep of more than about 3 hours. Rather like SiE, my mind starts off on some tack or other once I'm awake and I can't get off again...............until just before I have to get up.

JimJr wakes up between 5-5.30am every day. I can hear him moving about, playing a game or whatever before he goes downstairs and sorts himself with the first of his breakfasts! By the time he goes to school he'll have had at least 3 bowls of cereal.
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Almost exactly as KB and ADF, about six hours I find is perfect for me, haven't dozed during the day since I finished shift work some years ago.
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Probably around the low end of 5-6 hours. I'm a light sleeper and always wake up several times a night so it's rare I get a continuous sleep of more than about 3 hours. Rather like SiE, my mind starts off on some tack or other once I'm awake and I can't get off again...............until just before I have to get up.

JimJr wakes up between 5-5.30am every day. I can hear him moving about, playing a game or whatever before he goes downstairs and sorts himself with the first of his breakfasts! By the time he goes to school he'll have had at least 3 bowls of cereal.
Give him 2-3 years and you'll need explosives to shift him from his pit.
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Give him 2-3 years and you'll need explosives to shift him from his pit.
So people keep telling me. Thus far he has been like clockwork since being born. As the nights draw in he gets sleepy earlier. Still wakes up at 5.30.
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Sleep posting.
That explains a lot...
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I remember 10 years ago sharing a house with someone and we'd start on the Pro Evo Soccer around 10-10.30 and he'd call it a night around 3.30am. I'd then be up at 6-6.30 for work the next day whereas he didn't get up until at least 11. I think he needed more sleep than me! Now, I can do an odd night of 3-4hours but need 5-6 for a few days but even then my body really wants more so need to be disciplined when we move and I'm no longer doing shifts (a sure-fire killer of sleep and eat patterns)...
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six hours and I am good but have had really bad insomnia where did not sleep at all for two days..this went on for around two to three years
and I felt like doing myself in...now I nod in front of telly and then wake up and go to bed...I can not get straight into bed as those insomnia years gave me a PHOBIA of actually laying in bed trying to sleep.really weird but I think my dad chucking himself under a train messed my head up and triggered the whole insomnia thing but I think now I'm cool with sleep pattern.
worst thing for sleep is owning alfas.man these cars have given me some sleepless nights I can tell you
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5.5 to 6 hours for me through the week go to bed about 12:00-30 up and out of bed for 6:30 at the latest

I make up for it at the weekend I'm rarely up before 10:30 on a weekend and go to bed round 1:00am
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six hours and I am good but have had really bad insomnia where did not sleep at all for two days..this went on for around two to three years
and I felt like doing myself in...now I nod in front of telly and then wake up and go to bed...I can not get straight into bed as those insomnia years gave me a PHOBIA of actually laying in bed trying to sleep.really weird but I think my dad chucking himself under a train messed my head up and triggered the whole insomnia thing but I think now I'm cool with sleep pattern.
worst thing for sleep is owning alfas.man these cars have given me some sleepless nights I can tell you
kinda the more you think about it......the more difficult it gets :mope:
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six hours and I am good but have had really bad insomnia where did not sleep at all for two days..this went on for around two to three years
and I felt like doing myself in...now I nod in front of telly and then wake up and go to bed...I can not get straight into bed as those insomnia years gave me a PHOBIA of actually laying in bed trying to sleep.really weird but I think my dad chucking himself under a train messed my head up and triggered the whole insomnia thing but I think now I'm cool with sleep pattern.
worst thing for sleep is owning alfas.man these cars have given me some sleepless nights I can tell you
I think for those of us for whom sleep doesn't come easy, understanding what your body needs is really important. It can take a while to find your rhythm. I used to go to bed at 10.30-11ish and would toss and turn for 2-3 hours sometimes. I don't even contemplate hitting the sack until an hour or more later now.

I'd imagine that your experience with your dad is the sort of thing that, when it gets on your mind, is hard to shift.

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