How much sleep do you need?

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How much sleep do you need? [Hours]

  1. 0-2

    2 vote(s)
  2. 2-4

    6 vote(s)
  3. 4-6

    4 vote(s)
  4. 6-8

    10 vote(s)
  5. 8-10

    11 vote(s)
  6. 10+

    4 vote(s)
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  1. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Simply, how much sleep do you need per night to feel comfortable the next day, when healthy?

    I need 8.5 hours

    ...Um... This was poorly planned out. If you need 6 hours, put 6-8, how about. So the lower bound is inclusive but the upper bound is not.
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  2. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    2- as i normally sleep a little over 2hours, bt thats every other day
  3. PitchDespair

    PitchDespair Well-Known Member

    I need 12+ hours of sleep. I never do get it though. sometimes...

    I laugh at myself
  4. Sleep deprivation is directly linked to depression. So I'm guessing most people here do not get enough or even the most least amount of sleep needed. As for me, I need about 8-9 hours. and I only get 5-7 a night. I used to be able to function fine with that amount, but now it's catching up with me.
  5. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    Right, that's why I specifically added "when healthy"
  6. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    yeah i didnt see the when healthy when i took the poll!

    when healthy i dunno 12 hours?
  7. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I generally seem to function fine on 2-4 hours. I have been doing that for so long I am not sure what I would do if I slept more than that.
  8. slacks315

    slacks315 Member

    I probably need about 8, but I get and do fine on 2-6 dpending on the night.
  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I usually need 8-10 hours sleep, any less than that and im unable to function.
  10. Abacus21

    Abacus21 Staff Alumni

    I normally need about 6-8 hours, but I can function fine on 2-3 hours for one night - the next night though, I need to sleep normally..
  11. Pingu

    Pingu Well-Known Member

    16-17 hours sleep every single day..
  12. PeaceBlueFire

    PeaceBlueFire Well-Known Member

    I need 8-9 hours when healthy. I am only getting 2-5 hours a night if I get any sleep at all these days.
  13. Dave_N

    Dave_N Guest

    I'm super healthy and I only get between 4-6 hours of sleep per night. And during that time, I usually wake up and go back to sleep. If I get tired during the day, I'll take a nap, but usually I'm ok.
  14. LenaLunacy

    LenaLunacy Well-Known Member

    I can function semi ok on 2. Although i do feel a bit like a zombie. But i normally get about 4 hours and that serves me fine. Although i tend to catch up on the weekend and have lie ins
  15. Hurted

    Hurted Well-Known Member

    6 hours will do it
  16. JohnADreams

    JohnADreams Well-Known Member

    Need 8-10 but often sleep 10+.

    You're supposed to sleep more in the Winter months and less in Summer, or so I've heard.
  17. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    You should probably see a doctor. This is likely a sign of something very wrong with your sleep - perhaps sleep apnea.
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