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starr33
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posted September 25, 2010 04:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
I'm just asking out of curiousity, because I think I function best at 8-9, but haven't been able (due to stress) to attain this in years. In fact, I've only been able to do this two weeks out of my life! I fell asleep between 7 and 9 and awoke between 3 and five. I felt fantastic, mentally and physically. I didn't even have that 3pm lull where I could use a nap. I'm trying to get back to it. Anyway:


How many hours do you need to feel optimal?


How many hours do you get?


Why do you think you're not getting what you need?

Also, I posted a 2009 Nova documentary called What are Dreams? in the Astral forum you may find helpful.

THANK YOU!

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posted September 25, 2010 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Unmoved     Edit/Delete Message
For me it varies. On avg I would say I need 9-10 hrs sleep. I usually get it, but it is usually disrupted, so maybe I don't usually get it.

I have trouble falling asleep (insomnia). I am a light sleeper, so any noise will wake me. My phone also doesn't go off (unless I am really serious about getting sleep)... That's why I usually don't get it all on some mornings.

So, I get my sleep in snippets usually, but if I get one uninterrupted sleep - I feel like I've eaten sunshine I'm so energized and alert.

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LEXX
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posted September 25, 2010 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message
I seem to need 9 to 11 hours.
However I rarely sleep longer than 1/2 hour max straight through.
I have a condition wherein I go into REM very fast.
So physically my body requires rest, but my mind takes me into REM at a drop of a hat at any time. Like I can go to sleep standing up, and dream a long dream, but will be out for only a moment to a person watching me.....and unless I start snoring, no one realizes I am dreaming, because my eyes are open...I simply freeze in place...then wham!
Back to normal!

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katatonic
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posted September 25, 2010 06:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
i usually sleep about 6 hours, but frequently either my cat or my internal clock wake me after 4. then i either go back to sleep or get up and do something for awhile.

however i do like to have ONE long night a week ideally. like 10-12 hours!

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posted September 25, 2010 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SunChild     Edit/Delete Message
I can't function below 8 hours of good sleep. I prefer 10 though.

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starr33
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posted September 25, 2010 07:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Wow, I so far I see an average of 8-10 hours sleep for you folks. I thought I was excessive at 8-9, but I guess it is normal.

Lexx, you should watch the Nova doc. I think they discuss your condition.

I wish I could sleep even two hours straight!

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posted September 25, 2010 07:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message
starr33
Not familiar with Nova doc.
I do not have television.

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posted September 25, 2010 10:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Lexx, I posted the link in Astral Realms.

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posted September 26, 2010 12:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX     Edit/Delete Message
starr33
Thank you! :

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bunnies
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posted September 26, 2010 03:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bunnies     Edit/Delete Message
Always only sleep between 5 to 6 hours.
Never feel tired.
When I flew to New Zealand sat in a combination of planes and airports for 26 hours, bolt upright!
And then didn't bother going to bed till the next night.
Have never cat napped in my life but it's a skill I wish I possessed.
Am always on alert....even asleep!

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posted September 26, 2010 05:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for teasel     Edit/Delete Message
I love to get a nice, deep sleep, but it's rare.

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Lara
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posted September 26, 2010 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lara     Edit/Delete Message
Figures Bunnies... what with a diet of fresh green grass and daisies

On a serious note, do you have a healthy diet?
I ask because i have noticed that excessive wheat eaters or candida sufferers need more than 7 hours sleep a night... at optimal level the body is healthier with LESS sleep

I found this and i agree with it.

Healthy Habit #7-2 Early to bed,
early to rise.
Going to bed around 10pm is most natural for our biology.

Sleep researchers say that "one hour before 2am is worth two hours after 2am".

This means that sleeping from 10pm to 2am would be equivalent to 8 hours of sleep!

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posted September 26, 2010 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
This means that sleeping from 10pm to 2am would be equivalent to 8 hours of sleep!


Lara, do you remember where you read this?

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Lara
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posted September 26, 2010 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lara     Edit/Delete Message
Hi Starr

Yes, it's a yogic principle! on a yoga website. http://www.yogalifestylecoach.com/restfulsleep.html

It's a known fact that quality not quantity of sleep is important and 6-7 hrs a night is the most one should be getting. There is such a thing as oversleeping...

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posted September 26, 2010 07:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
margaret thatcher claimed to sleep 4/5 hours a night...but then she may have been on her uppers the rest of the time

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posted September 27, 2010 02:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WinkAway     Edit/Delete Message
I really don't do mornings lol.

I try to get my 10 yr old in bed by 9...try.

Then we're both up by 7:30
so.. that's 10 hours there if you give time for tucking him in bed and saying all our nighty nights lol.

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posted September 27, 2010 08:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AbsintheDragonfly     Edit/Delete Message
I like to be in bed by 10 at the latest now.

OMG I sound like a parent!

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posted September 28, 2010 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WinkAway     Edit/Delete Message
LOL.. I was worse when I was a teenager.
I would love to be in bed by 8 - 8:30 then up by 6. I just loved how energized I felt the next day.

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posted September 28, 2010 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message
i love to be up and about around 3-4 am when very few other people are.

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posted September 28, 2010 09:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FrozenQueen     Edit/Delete Message
I usually sleep for 3-4 hrs but for the past 4-5 days I was barely getting 3 hrs. So, I forced myself to sleep from 9pm-5:30am last night to cover for all the REM deficiency I had. For me, REM is the only reason I go to sleep.


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starr33
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posted September 30, 2010 04:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks, Lara. I'll check it out this weekened.

katatonic: I know, right? My Grampy would be up very early to go in the basement and start the furnace. It is a warm memory. No pun intended.

I personally find getting up before the sun helps with self-esteem. And the pink/purple sky is breath taking.

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posted October 05, 2010 02:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks Lara, I found the stress relief articles informative and useful. Thanks.

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Lara
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posted October 05, 2010 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lara     Edit/Delete Message
You are welcome Starr

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starr33
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posted October 05, 2010 03:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for starr33     Edit/Delete Message
Speaking of stress, I just watched a great documentary which I will post in the health forum.

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posted October 06, 2010 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Valus     Edit/Delete Message
http://laurenmichellekinsey.com/2010/10/01/

The Earth Nourished Woman Sleep Toolkit

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