I get about 7 hours of sleep most nights. I used to make do on less fairly often, maybe 5 hours a night for most weeknights and 7 or 8 on weekends. That was while I was working in the city. Up in the sticks here I always wake very early, so that has gradually worn away my night owl tendencies, even though I still pull the occasional all nighter for the hell of it (and because I drank too much iced coffee). I feel way more wasted two days after I stay up too late now though. It does catch up to me in noticeable ways that seemed not the case when I was younger. I can't imagine taking a nap during the day, I need it to be dark to sleep. So, I do have to try to make sure I don't drink a coffee in the evening. It affects me more now because I drink so little of it or maybe because of my age. On dreaming: I don't often remember dreams, usually they seem a bit pointless... a couple times I have dreamed of being shot at point blank range, always came as a surprise to me, I was like what? why would you do this? and then I wake up annoyed because I don't recognize the character who killed me so I can't go find him and yell at him for disturbing my sleep. I have tried to turn those into lucid dreams but with no luck, best I can do is wake up when the stranger in the dreams shoots me. Never the same stranger. Always in the home of someone else who in the dream seems to be someone I know, like maybe the tenant in the next apartment over, or once it was someone who was apparently a friend (unrecognized by me in real life after I woke up) and was apartment-sitting my place while I was away, and when I came back and we were just chatting, this guy wanders in from the kitchen as if he'd gone out there for a cuppa coffee and was rejoining us, only he hadn't been there before and he just raised a gun and shot me. I woke up almost laughing that time because it just didn't make sense. It felt like someone fast-forwarded a boring movie to get to the denouement. In a way it made me think other boring dreams of mine could end up that way except no one usually bothers to fast-forward them so I wake up out of sorts that I was bored in a dream. I like the ones better where I'm just out walking in a meadow like the real one out back. I have those fairly often too, they don't really go anywhere but they must be my brain saying I got this, everything's cool. I try to treat them all like free entertainment. As the producer, I seem to lack ambition.