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How is your sleep pattern?

Asked by imrainmaker (8339points) May 12th, 2018

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Not sure what you mean. Here’s how I sleep:

Bed time between 11–1130pm
Solid deep sleep
Awaken at 6:30–7:00 to pee, depending on how much I drank the night before.
If it is a weekday, I make coffee, read the paper, get dressed, start the day.
If it is a weekend, I’ll get back in bed and if I am luck, I’ll sleep another hour or two.

imrainmaker's avatar

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SergeantQueen's avatar

Stay up super late at night, Suffer the next day

imrainmaker's avatar

^why you have to stay awake? Because of being online or something else?

SergeantQueen's avatar

haha my boyfriend <3 and also because I have a hard time sleeping at a decent hour. I’m a night owl

LadyMarissa's avatar

I’m a night person. I go to sleep anywhere from 1:00 am to 6:00 am then sleep 5–8 hours. I do that for 2 weeks or so, then suddenly I’m falling asleep at 7–9:00 pm & waking up at 6–7:00 am. I do that for a week or 2 then back to up all night & sleeping half the day.

Actually, I prefer going to bed just before the sun comes up to waking up about the time the sun is coming up!!! I think I might have some vampire in my family.

imrainmaker's avatar

I really admire those who can work in multiple shifts / timings and adjust sleeping schedule accordingly. I can’t tolerate less sleep / can’t adjust easily to the timing change.

johnpowell's avatar

Mine is a nightmare. My work schedule is pretty much whenever there is a emergency.

About a week ago shit went seriously wrong so I was woke up at 2AM and worked for the next 30 hours.

That screwed me enough that I have been waking up around 2AM everyday and going to bed at 5PM. I am slowly working back into a normal schedule.

JLeslie's avatar

Varies. I get on jags where I go to sleep early with my husband, around 9:30–10:00pm, and wake around 6:30am. Then I’ll go through spells where I am up until midnight, like right now. I might sleep through until 8 something, or get up earlier, and then wind up taking a nap.

Sometimes I wake in the middle of the night at 3 or 4 o’clock, stay up an hour, and then go back to sleep.

I don’t work 9–5 thank God, so I don’t really care that my sleep schedule is messy.

If I’m over-medicated for my thyroid I don’t sleep enough, nor do I sleep well. Weeks like that are awful. It’s like I don’t need the sleep, but I do need the sleep.

Kardamom's avatar

Insomnia central. It’s hard to fall asleep, and hard to stay asleep, and I toss and turn pretty much the whole time.

Aethelwine's avatar

It’s a mess. I’m a night owl but in order to get some rest I try to get to bed by 11:30 pm on work nights. I need 8 hours to feel rested but I wake up at 5:30 am to drive my husband to work. I’ll often doze off at 6:30–7 am for another hour or two.

On the weekends I easily sleep for 10+ hours and it’s hard for me to get out of bed. I’ve dealt with extreme fatigue for a few years now. Most likely due to depression and health issues I have.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

It’s horrible both the wife and I are night shift workers she pulls a lot of grave yard shifts,mine are mostly evenings never in bed before 1am,wake up every few hours either have to hit the washroom ,or hot, or an ache or pain wakes me up, can’t remember the last time I got more than three hours in a row,but combined I do get about 6 to 7 hours a night it’s just broken up a bit.

flutherother's avatar

I go to bed between 10.30 and 11.30pm and wake between 6.30 and 7.30.

Mariah's avatar

I require what I think is an abnormally large amount of sleep for someone my age. A lot of my friends tease me about how much I sleep. It’s probably related to my health situation.

During the work week I tend to get 8 hours of sleep 11–7. By the time Friday comes around I’m exhausted and I often sleep away a good chunk of my weekend. This past weekend I slept in till 1pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday. I kind of hate sacrificing this much of my free time to sleep, but it’s better than feeling run down and shitty all the time, which would be the case if I didn’t.

JLeslie's avatar

@Mariah From ages 20–40 I needed 9 hours. If I got less than 9, I made it up in a nap, or extended sleep at night on the weekend. My grandmother was the same. I think a lot of people need 9 hours.

Mariah's avatar

Even totally healthy people? I believe it; I just often wonder about the person I’d be if I’d never gotten sick. I have a co-worker who has Crohn’s and we joke about how our office needs nap pods. Her sleep requirements are similar to mine and the 8-hour work day is rough on us.

JLeslie's avatar

@Mariah Even totally healthy people. Sleep needs vary.

My sleep needs began to increase a ton when my thyroid went haywire in my very late 30’s. My guess is your thyroid is tested more than the average person, so I doubt you would not know if you were hypothyroid. Although, look at your tests, if your TSH is more than 3.5 it might be in normal range, but close to being abnormal, making you a little more tired. Not that I’m saying necessarily treat it, but maybe consume a little more iodine if that’s the case? Look into it.

I’m also more tired when my red blood cell counts are low. Iron really helps.

I do think being sick probably affects your need for sleep. Your body needs to work on repairing your system. Older adults need less sleep because they are on the downward trend towards death. Lol. Their cells aren’t multiplying and dividing like young people for growth.

The sleep cycle is typically 1.5 hours. So, when you take a nap allow yourself 1.5–3 hours, and go through all the stages of sleep.

My nonprofessional opinion is needing 9 hours is not abnormal, but if you still feel tired with the 9 hours maybe there are little things that can help that, like checking for vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Lastly, if you live in a cold overcast place, you might be affected by that, having more sleep needs in the winter. Or, if you completely protect yourself from the sun even when it’s sunny it might affect you a little too. I’m sure your doctor must check for D deficiency considering your situation, but if have never been told your D deficient, then maybe not. My assumption is you have been told that. I can’t inagine you’re not without supplements.

jon_na_fun's avatar

I try to sleep at least 7 hours a night, but it’s hard with a toddler in the house who wakes up at 6 in the morning all energetic. I take the train to work, so if I’m sleep deprived then I will sleep on the train to and from work (around 20–30 min nap each way). It’s really important to get enough sleep every day, but if I don’t then I try to catch up on the weekend.

I’ve read that chronic lack of sleep will lead to increased risks of Alzheimer.

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