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How long does it take you to fall asleep?

Asked by Spargett (5359points) December 16th, 2007 from iPhone

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kevbo's avatar

7 minutes according to a sleep study I had done a year ago.

Poser's avatar

It depends. If I’m with my girlfriend, about five to ten minutes. If she’s not there, usually about an hour.

jcol79's avatar

it feels like I never really fall asleep

kevbo's avatar

Sleep apnea info (via WebMD)

Risk factors
Male gender
Being overweight
Being over the age of forty
Having a large neck size (17 inches or greater in men and 16 inches or greater in women)
Having larger tonsils
Having a family history of sleep apnea

Symptoms
Waking up with a very sore and/or dry throat
Occasionally waking up with a choking or gasping sensation
Sleepiness during the day
Morning headaches
Forgetfulness, mood changes and a decreased interest in sex
Recurrent awakenings or insomnia

Long Term Consequences
Hypertension
Stroke
Heart failure, irregular heart beats, and heart attacks

In addition, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for poor performance in everyday activities, such as at work and school, motor vehicle crashes, as well as academic underachievement in children and adolescents.

Diagnosis
Sleep study

Treatment Options

kevbo's avatar

Re: the above, I was waking up constantly during the night and always, always, always woke up tired before I was diagnosed and treated.

syz's avatar

It’s completely variable.

extolsmith's avatar

if I wait until I feel like I could fall asleep, then when I get into bed, I am out in five minutes. Going to bed as per a certain hour dispite how the body feels has never helped me get to sleep.

skfinkel's avatar

I usually fall asleep the minute I close my eyes. Now that I’ve said this, though, I feel I might be jinxed. I usually read before I turn off the light, and sometimes I find that my eyes are already shut as I’ve been reading. Then I barely manage to turn off the light. And that’s it for the night. I know I’m lucky in this.

chris360's avatar

sometimes when i think about when i am going to fall asleep too much and i get nervous in a sense and i keep trying to relax but it makes me more awake because i am thinking about sleeping and when you sleep you don’t think so i get screwed..

ccatron's avatar

I’m not sure because I’m usually asleep when I fall to sleep so there’s no way of telling exactly when I fell to sleep.

DryaUnda's avatar

My guess is an hour on average.

artemisdivine's avatar

4 hours or more. i am planning to become a vampire. then i can sleep during the day.

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