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How many hrs do you sleep?

  1. to hell with sleep I will get enough sleep when im dead

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  2. 3-4

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  3. 4-5

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  4. 5-6

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  5. 6-7

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  6. 7-8

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  7. 8-9

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  8. 9 and above

    8 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. Jun 3, 2009 #1
    I was curious to see the sleeping patterns of some the intelligent people here at PF. I get 5-6 hrs per night on average. Considering the consensus of a "good night's rest" is 8 hrs, I am worried that my 6 hrs a night might be negatively influencing my studies. What is your sleeping average? What sleeping schedule do you think is best?
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    How are you going to limit voting only to those intelligent?
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 #3
    I get a general feeling that everyone here is pretty intelligent.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2009 #4

    Borek

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    Unfounded speculation. Topic will be soon locked pending moderation.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2009 #5

    lisab

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    :rofl:
     
  7. Jun 3, 2009 #6

    Chi Meson

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    Notice his tag is humor, not mentor.

    I average between 6 and 7 a night. After a few days of "closer to 6" hours of sleep, I get rather irritable and I don't think as clearly. One good night of 7+ hours usually makes a huge difference.

    Chronic sleep deficiency makes you age more quickly. I tended to sleep at least 8 a night all the way until I was 34 years old. At that time, people thought I was 24. Then we had our kids, and I went for about 5 years with 5 to 6 hours of sleep. I think I put on 15 years right then.
     
  8. Jun 3, 2009 #7

    BobG

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    Iv'a avergaed 6 horus a nihgt fro decades wiht no affect on my pejromance whastoever.

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  9. Jun 3, 2009 #8
    I don't do IQ tests, so I'm not sure if I may vote. But even after retirement I go to sleep between midnight and one hour am and wake up without alarm usually around six hours AM, if not earlier, every now and then.
     
  10. Jun 3, 2009 #9
    Everyone is different in how much sleep your body needs to function at full capacity. Generally it's rated at 6.5-8.5 hours a night, but listen to your body. If your body is telling you that you need more sleep, LISTEN! If it's telling you to sleep less, again, listen to what it's telling you. I have insomniatic (is that a word? It's a pretty good one if so!) tendencies, and I've gone 9-10 months getting at most 2.5 hours of sleep a night, and I function perfectly fine, if not better. But that's also generally considered the minimum amount of sleep one should get to refresh their thought processes.

    All in all, just listen to what your body is telling you. If you feel that 5-6 hours isn't enough and performance reflects that, then listen to what it's telling you and rest up!
     
  11. Jun 3, 2009 #10

    Borek

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    Hm, I have tried to listen to my body, but only sounds I have heard were those I would not dare to repeat in public.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2009 #11

    Borg

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    My sleep cycles are dictated by the collective. :wink:
     
  13. Jun 3, 2009 #12

    drizzle

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    I get 5 hrs per night or day (depends on my mood and free time) but there's definitely one day a week that I have to get sleep for about 10 hours or maybe more
     
  14. Jun 3, 2009 #13

    DaveC426913

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    If you have to ask...

    you're probably not in the club...

    :biggrin:
     
  15. Jun 3, 2009 #14

    DaveC426913

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    That's a generalisation.

    I, for example, am not different.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2009 #15
    I sleep 8-9 hours aday
    sometimes 9-10 hours
     
  17. Jun 3, 2009 #16
    I was getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night not too long ago, but I've stopped working out as much and oddly, I now sleep 8-9 hours a night. I thought it would be the other way around.
     
  18. Jun 3, 2009 #17
    I think it will be harmful to your brain. But I also think it means nothing, as you are still around saying that to me.
     
  19. Jun 3, 2009 #18
    During the school year 5-6 a night. During regular summer 8-9. However, this summer I'm working out a lot so I'm trying to sleep at least 9 hours a night going to sleep at the same exact time every night.

    EDIT: During the school year I'm far sharper in the morning. Whenever I'm stuck on a problem at night doing homework, I usually solve it no problem in the morning.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2009 #19

    JasonRox

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    Basically as long as I want, but usually 8 to 9. If I get 7 to 8, I take a nap during the day.
     
  21. Jun 4, 2009 #20
    I have a strange schedule and my sleep patterns shift alot depending on circumstances. I chose 6-7 but really my sleep hours will range from around 4 to 9 hours.
     
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