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Too much sleep?

Post by Paul » Wed Jan 11, 2006 14:05

We all know sleep is required for all of us, but how much of it? Statistics say that man oughta sleep at least 8 hours daily ([ellmo] statistics mean shit[/ellmo] ) but how does it apply to personal units?

For myself, I'm kinda puzzled. Usually I sleep per 6 hours (from 12 pm to 6 am) but I'm often tired and sleepy rest of the day, being driven on cofeine. Only today I made an experiment of going to bed without any getting up restrictions. I slept from 12 pm to... 13 am :? is this normal? I mean I did often sleep 10 hours during the holidays, but 12 hours is simply too much. And my head is still spinning.

How does handling Morpherus applies to you?

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Post by Hobbs » Wed Jan 11, 2006 17:31

Sleep differs between age and personal need. In this case the statistics are more a recommendation than anything. Some people need 8 hours to function properly throughout the day, some about 4 (and only a very few need less than 4 or more than 8 ). Personally, I sleep about 4-6 hours a day, but I kinda have insomnia and drink more caffiene a day than is healthy. So I'm not surprised.

In your experiment, the sleeping for most of a day is simply caused by an extreme lack of sleep over a long period of time (or something like that). While its not normal per se, its not something to worry about. Happens to me if I dont drink caffiene for a whole day.

And whats Morpherus?

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Post by Paul » Wed Jan 11, 2006 18:34

Hobbs wrote: And whats Morpherus?
Pardon a typo, Morpheus. Mythical god of sleep.

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Post by jallamann » Wed Jan 11, 2006 18:59

Weekdays: Usually between 4 and 6 hours.
In the weekends: ~12 hours.

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Post by NecroMage » Wed Jan 11, 2006 19:17

I get roughly 7-8 hours on a school night and 10-12 on regular day. The thing with me is that I am dead tired at like noon with 7-8 hours but if I get a week of 10-12 hours of sleep then I start to have a hard time going to sleep.

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Re: Too much sleep?

Post by BioHazard » Wed Jan 11, 2006 21:00

Paul wrote:I slept from 12 pm to... 13 am :? is this normal?
Wow, you slept yourself into another dimension where there is a 13:00 AM!
I would definately say that is not normal ;)

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Post by Paul » Wed Jan 11, 2006 22:03

:lol:
1 am I meant as in 13:00

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Post by Bashe » Wed Jan 11, 2006 23:12

I usually go to bed anywhere from 10pm-12am and wake up at 7am weekdays and usually after midnight and wake up anywhere from 7am-12pm on weekends.

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Post by BioHazard » Wed Jan 11, 2006 23:54

Paul wrote:1 am I meant as in 13:00
13:00 is 1 PM :p

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Post by Sir_Alien » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:44

Paul wrote:Morpheus. Mythical god of sleep.
Isn't it dreams? Sorry, not meaning to be pedantic.

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Post by jallamann » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:41

Yeah, the god of sleep is Hypnos, Morpheus' father.

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Post by Paul » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:27

Thanks for the tip guys. I was interested in this in the past, not so much today.

Oh and Bio - :P

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Post by stx » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:21

24 hours is too much - 12 is not enough :P

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Post by wildweasel » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:38

8 hours is not nearly enough for the average teen. 9-10 is sufficient (lest I fall asleep during health class - something that actually happened to me a few times).

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Post by Shinjanji » Sat Mar 25, 2006 4:45

I sleep roughly 8 hours every night (4:00 AM-5:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM-1:00 PM)

A few days this week, I slept for only about 5-6 hours, and wound up sleeping for ~10 hours after the chunk of sleep-lacking nights. I've been trying to ease myself to not need as much sleep, but my body is rather hesitant to not sleep as long. Oh well, it happens, I guess.

Either way, sleep is very important, and your brain needs a certain amount of it in order to function properly.

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