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Normal amount of sleep?

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TheMuteMoose Fri 05-Apr-19 20:26:40

I am a little concerned about how much I sleep. I go to bed at 08:30 every night and up at 06:30. I don’t go straight to sleep, but once I am asleep I don’t wake up at all. I would say I fall asleep around 9pm and sometimes snooze till 7.

I am about 1/2 stone over weight but I am fit and well. I eat well apart from the odd take away and chocolate bar. I do often feel groggy and tired despite the amount of sleep I get, by night time I am shattered and well and truly ready for bed.

My doctors does not see any of this a problem and Is not happy to run any tests. Would be great to hear other people’s sleep routine

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PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 20:49:00

Do you have any children? Are you going through any stressful situations at the moment? Hows your work life?

Maybe see another gp? Surely there's no harm in doing a few basic tests. Iron levels and thyroid maybe

SheldonSaysSo Fri 05-Apr-19 20:50:49

I go to sleep around 9PM and wake up at 6.30 so not dissimilar. I would sleep longer if I could but I do suffer from an autoimmune condition. I think the amount people need to sleep varies based on lots of factors.

TheMuteMoose Fri 05-Apr-19 20:51:35

No children, a tough 12 months in all honesty, lots of change and a vile relationship which has thankfully now ended!

Work life, fairly mundane job, only 37.5 hours a week. A lot less than I used to work

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MissyPG Fri 05-Apr-19 20:52:54

I am normally asleep before 10pm (often by 9,30pm), normally up by 6.30am at the latest. I have a 3yo who co sleeps and a baby if 6 months who I breastfeed so am up regularly albeit briefly through the night. I can’t say I feel exhausted but I do look forward to bedtime!

SoyDora Fri 05-Apr-19 20:53:37

That sounds blissful. I sleep around 5 hours a night and have done for years and years. I’m constantly exhausted but just cannot sleep longer than that.
It sounds like a lot of sleep to me, but everyone is different.

Tattybear16 Fri 05-Apr-19 20:57:41

I wish I was you, I’m lucky if I get 3 hours. My kids are grown up and I’m absolutely exhausted.

TheMuteMoose Fri 05-Apr-19 21:01:45

I honestly don’t think I could function on any less.. when I speak to friends and work colleagues about the amount I sleep they cannot believe it.

Bless you if you struggle to sleep and need more, I can imagine it is torture for you

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SoyDora Fri 05-Apr-19 21:08:19

The thing is, you’d have to function on less if you got less for any reason. You couldn’t just stop living! I have no choice but to function on less.
That doesn’t mean that you have to function on less though. If you’re happy with the amount of sleep you’re getting then fab!

twinnywinny14 Fri 05-Apr-19 21:18:53

I am asleep by 10pm at the latest and up at 5:30am

Nogodsnomasters Sat 06-Apr-19 08:39:51

I wake up between 6.30 and 7am every morning and I go to sleep mostly around 9-10pm. Some days I need a "catch up" and will actually fall asleep at 8.30 putting my son to bed, others nights I want some time to myself and stay up later like 11pm. Although I average 9 hours sleep a night, I am still tired frequently but I put this down to lots of mini wake ups in the night as my ds comes in our bed during the night and has night terrors and sleep apnea etc so my quality of sleep is not always great.

HappydaysArehere Sat 06-Apr-19 08:43:15

I would love to sleep as long as you do. Had a sleep problem for years.

swingofthings Sat 06-Apr-19 10:13:28

Most likely you are not getting enough quality sleep on less, ie. REM and deep sleep which are the key parts of a good night sleep. Going through a stressful period will impact on deep sleep. Try meditation and mindfulness. In the meantime, if this is how much you need to function, that's how much sleep you should get.

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