how many hours do you sleep a night?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Sep 20, 2003.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i wonder how many people sleep a full 8 hours?

    i sleep about 9 and my wife sleeps 10, so last year we got practical and got a good bed since we spent more than a third of our lives there:p

    i know of a couple, and they are relatively young in their 20s, and they sleep 12 hours a day, or more! but they don't have to work since they inherited a lot of money

    the strangest case i know of is this brilliant engineer who could have been a doctor, but he chose not to because he wouldn't be able to sleep long hours...he used to sleep in until noon and shower just once a month and he never seemed to do his homework in college...but he did still get his master's degree

    so achievement isn't related to staying up long hours...einstein slept 16 hours a day sometimes:D
  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
  3. pivo6 macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2002
  4. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    I probably get 7 on a normal night. I feel rested after 7 at least... :) Last night I got 9, but I worked 12 hours Thursday and my normal 9 on Friday, so i was bushed.
  5. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I tend to get 5-6...usually on the lower end...

    I don't require much sleep usually...and I'd rather not if I didn't have to...
  6. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    On weekdays, I get 5 to 6 hours. On weekends, I get 10.
  7. zach macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2003
    3 to 8 on weekdays, higher end if I am lucky. God, it sucks to be an insomniac.

    I do get like 10 on weekends though because for some reason, I can sleep in the morning (i mean, afternoon. :D)
  8. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    Jun 23, 2003
    St Augustine, FL
    I get between 3-6 hours on average. I'm a pretty bad insomniac most of the time. My mom said when I was a baby I never slept and the only way they could get me to even try sleeping was when they got me a waterbed. That helped me sleep a few hours a night, but it seems like I never grew out of the habit of not being able to sleep after all these years. It's nice for getting work done, but it sucks when you have two college roommates sleeping when you are sitting up wide awake trying not to wake them up.
  9. Moxiemike macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I used to get 8 hours a long time ago.

    But nowadays, between having my own company, doing more and more freelance photography, having a girlfriend, and a band... there's just not time for it.

    For example, this week, we mixed a demo for the band. On Sunday, I woke at 8, went and did some photography, worked on some concepts for our band site and was at our practice space fro 4pm until 2am.

    Monday, woke up at 7, worked all day, went to our keyboardists and mixed the first song until about 3:30am, woke up at 5 AM on tues to drive my dad to the hospital for surgery, went to a meeting at a client's facilities, worked until 5, went to a cafe, worked until 11pm and then mixed more from 12-5am.

    And it seems like the days don't get any better. We recorded weds, squeezed in some time withthe girl on thurs, and mixed until 6am friday morning!

    That and my new obsession with sunrise photos... and my sleep time is drastically reduced. Thank god for Red Bull. ;)
  10. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    I generally don't sleep through the night... normally I wake relatively frequently so I never get that good quality deep sleep stuff.

    I also have a habit of sleep walking. When I was in New York I was staying in a hotel where my room was high in the sky.

    Because we didn't get into Manhatten until 1am after the flight my mind was still firing on all cylinders, about halfway through the night I awoke, well awake in the sleep walk way ;) and must of presumed I was trapped, (I put it down to unfamiliarity with my surroundings in a semi-sleep state) because the next thing I was trying to climb out of the window about 20 stories up... my friend woke me up trying to climb out... I think it freaked her big time because I didn't warn I did these kind of things!!

    I'm vaguely aware of what I'm doing when this happens but reality is really mixed with hyper-reality so my surroundings and situation is the same as my dream but juxtaposed with reality... it's a very weird feeling!!

    So yeah, one of my habits is climbing out of windows when I'm a sleep basically.... :eek: :eek: :p
  11. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I get between 8 - 9 hours each night, I'm also one of those that needs my sleep. My problem is that my wife likes to watch "David Letterman." So I can't get to sleep as early as I would like. Sometime I can fall asleep while he's on.
  12. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    I get about 5 on weekdays and about 14 on the weekends.

    I have been known to go about 36 hours and only need an hour of sleep, but I rather enjoy sleep so I usually don't do that unless I need to.
  13. bbarnhart macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    I sleep between 7.5 and 8 hours a night. I get up at the same time every morning, weekday or weekend (6 am). Getting up at the same time every morning allows me to fall asleep and without it, I would have a hard time falling asleep.

    The bad side of this is at 10 pm, I feel dead tired. If we are doing something that requires staying up latter than 10 pm, I have to practice staying up for a few nights.

    The good side is I have an hour every morning to myself (wife and kids get up later).
  14. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    I used to pull all nighters, longest I have stayed up once was 40 hours straight. All night coding, followed by school, then work, then by that time I ate dinner watched TV and then went to sleep around 8pm....

    Since then I have pulled several nights with only 2, 3 hours of sleep, but as I near my late 20's I get too worn out if I don't get a min of 6 hours of sleep. I know I am kind of stuck on getting older, but I am amazed at how much my body has slowed down in the last 10 years.... Maybe kids is hastening the onset of becoming an old fart. :D
  15. jefhatfield thread starter Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    ...and you think there was a slowdown between 20 and 30??

    wait until the next decade, or enjoy the age you are at because you prolly don't get the viagra and prostrate spam email yet...if you do though, then let's thank george forman and bob dole:D
  16. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 22, 2002
    Tacoma, WA
    between 4 to 6 a night, weekends I get as much as I can in naps.

  17. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    When the boogie-man doesn't crawl out from under my bed and wake me up, I can sleep around 9 hours. Otherwise, I get around 6-7 hours on a weekday. I have sleep trouble, so this will vary. Last night, I got 4.5 hours, I believe.
  18. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002
    :D Viagra is my favorite word to add to content blocking lists. :D

    I think I feel so run down from the sleep depravation and the lack of taking days off.
  19. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    jef, everyone gets viagra and super-prostate formula spam. This includes women and males too young to know what a prostate is.
  20. shecky Guest


    May 24, 2003
    Obviously you're not a golfer.
    weekdays 2 to 6 hours
    weekends 7-10 hours
    post all-niter 10-14 hours

    i average around 6 on days when i get to bed on time, but i usually only grab 2 or 3 hours a nite at least twice a week. my problem is ill take a nap and it messes up my sleep cycle. get to bed at 5 AM + 8 AM class = 2 hours of sleep :(
  21. tazo macrumors 68040


    Apr 6, 2003
    Pacific Northwest, Seattle, WA actually
    i go to bed around 10:30, wake up just before 6, so about 7.5 hours or so on a good night....

    During the summer tho i slept no less than 11 hours a day :)
  22. howard macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2002
    i get about 7 1/2 hours a night...when i sleep in i CAN'T sleep more than 9 hours, thats my tops...i've actually been sleeping less and less since i've gotten a little hooked on the "black smack"

    the longest i have ever slept was after i got my wisdom teeth pulled out...i got nitrous oxide and i was out for 14 straight hours
  23. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says....about 6 hours during the workweek...7 or 8 on the weekend (if I am lucky)....oh yeah!
  24. alphaone macrumors 6502

    Aug 12, 2003
  25. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    14 hours?! :eek:

    people would think I was dead if that happened...

    it's bad enough when I sleep 10 hours...which happens about once a month...that's enough sleep for 2 days...

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