How much do you sleep at night?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Unspeaked, Feb 11, 2009.


How much do you sleep on an average night?

  1. Less than 3 hours.

    1 vote(s)
  2. 3 to 5 hours.

    23 vote(s)
  3. 5 to 7 hours.

    94 vote(s)
  4. 8 or 9 hours.

    44 vote(s)
  5. 10 or more hours.

    4 vote(s)
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    Simple question: how much do you sleep at night, on average?
  2. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    On weekdays, I go to bed around 11pm and wake up and 6:34am, so that's around 6.5 hours. On the weekends, I go to bed closer to midnight and wake up around 9am. So that's around 9 hours.
  3. Dagless macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Fighting to stay in the EU
    Depends when I go to sleep. I always wake up at 10:30am no matter if I go to sleep at 1 or 4am.
    On Sundays I just get up when I feel like it. Can rarely manage more than 8 hours though - I'll just have a headache all day then.
  4. iBlue macrumors Core


    Mar 17, 2005
    London, England
    After years of awful insomnia where I got about 1-3 hours per night if I was lucky, now I get about 7-8 on average. On the weekends sometimes 9-10. :eek: I think I'm making up for it now or something.
  5. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    recently i'm lucky if i can get 4 to 6 hours of sleep.
  6. Hierotochan macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    I get about 5 if I'm lucky, but I'm fully nocturnal now.
    Can't sleep until 10/11am, then up when my girlfriend comes home from work.
  7. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    About six-and-a-half hours on average, I reckon.
  8. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    i get about 6.5 to 7 hours. if i get any less, it hurts and if I get more than 8 hours, it really, really hurts - it's like my body overloads and combusts.
  9. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
    I sleep from 10-11 pm and get up at 5:30-6 am
  10. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    Hmm, no one at the extreme ends of the poll yet?

    I thought it unlikely that someone would sleep less than 3 hours (I think you'd have a hard time functioning) but figured some lazy MacRumors member out there sleeps for 10 hours a night!

  11. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816


    Oct 14, 2008
    during the week for school i go to bed around 10pm and wake up at 6am, so that's 8 hours.
    weekends i usually go to bed around midnight or an hour before/after, and wake up abouttt 9am, so that's usually about 9 hours.
  12. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    I usually sleep around midnight on weekdays and get up at 6:30, that's around 6.5 hours of sleep. On weekends, I get about 9 hours of sleep. :)
  13. No1451 macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    Between 7 and 8 hours of sleep. Any more and I have headaches and balance issues, any less and I have horrible headaches and burning eye pain.

    I wake up at 7 most mornings and go to sleep between 11-12

    Edit: Not me but, my grandmother sleeps 4 hours tops and has been doing so for years.
  14. bassproguy07 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Katy, TX
    usually dont sleep at night, i'll fall asleep at 12am for maybe 2 3 hours then I am up till around 8am then go back to sleep.....glad i Dont have anything to do during the day haha this will change come tuesday, Marines control my sleep haha and there will be days, 52 hours to be exact, where I get only 8 hours spread out in a 52 hour perios haha.
  15. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    I'd say about 8. I usually sleep pretty well.. actually it kind of comes and goes. I'll go weeks sleeping well and then a week or so not getting back at all. I'm a morning person and do better being in bed before 10 and up before 7.. doesn't always work like that, but eh.

    I hate those nights where you don't get into a deep sleep, you just 'sleep' to pass time and don't wake up feeling any less tired.
  16. Legolamb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 27, 2006
    North of where I'd like to be
    Between 5-7 hours, but only if I take a sleeping pill. If not, usually 4 hours :( I generally have no problem falling asleep, but I wake after a few hours, brood about the fact that I'm awake, yet again, and then drift off for an hour or so once I see sunrise.
  17. Antares macrumors 68000


    The poll is kind of flawed for me since I typically get 7 to 8 hours of sleep....which overlaps two of the options.

    If I get less than 7 hours of sleep, I feel like my brain doesn't function properly. I can't think as clearly and as well. 8 is ideal as I feel normal and rested with that. If I slept more than 10 hours, I would feel groggy.

    Monday through Friday, I get at least 7 hours of sleep. Sometimes less if I'm working on stuff and have no choice but to stay up later. On the weekend, I almost always get at least 8 hours. If I stay up really late, I'll just sleep later to get the full 8 hours. Unlike many other people, I thankfully wake up based on when I get my full 8 hours of sleep, not the time of day.
  18. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

    Oct 14, 2008
    Actually I sleep from 1-2 A.M. until 7:00 A.M., but, always sleep at the afternoon (2-3 hours tough).
  19. 99MustangGTman macrumors 6502

    Dec 3, 2008
    Germantown MD/ Columbus OH
    I have chronic insomnia so sometimes I get 3 hours or maybe even an hour, and sometimes I get a full nights rest around 8+ hours, but thats only when I take my sleeping pills or take my "herbal" supplement to help me sleep.
  20. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I'll sleep between 9 and 10 hours a night. Plus 2 or so hours when I get home from work, sometimes. Weekends I can sleep 18 - 20 hours a day depending upon how I feel.
  21. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020


    Dec 29, 2003
    West Coast
    So by my calculations... between sleeping... and posting on MacRumors... when do you find time to eat?
  22. atszyman macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2003
    The Dallas 'burbs
    Currently from 5-7 hours. Go to sleep usually between 11:30-12:30, get up around 6.

    That's about to change with the impending arrival of our third daughter. The other kids are up by 7:30 at the latest (usually) even on weekends but at least on weekends I can sleep until they come into our room. so I might get a full 7 hours on a weekend day.

    Coffee is my faithful morning companion.
  23. northy124 macrumors 68020


    Nov 18, 2007
    I get 2 hours, I go to bed around 3 get up at 5. I like to read books (don't tell anyone :eek:) and write my papers (I find I am more able to concentrate late at night than I am in the day:eek:)
  24. me_94501 macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2003
    Right around 7 hours on weekdays. I'm usually in bed by midnight and up a little after 7 AM.
  25. és: macrumors 6502a


    It depends on a few factors. On a normal day I get about 7-8 hours (1am 'till about 7:30 - 8am). If I'm writing then it might be something like 4am 'till 8am. If I've got a lot of work on then I might pull an all nighter.

    Norm is 7-8, though.

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