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How much sleep do YOU need?

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Twiglett Thu 10-Mar-05 16:17:31

DH has suddenly decided I sleep too much .. I would say I probably get 8ish hours of sleep a night (occasionally broken by baby), however have only been sleeping that much for a few weeks compared to a year and a bit of broken sleep

I occasionally fall asleep on the couch

and a couple of times a week probably go to bed before 10pm

I do feel tired a lot and feel I'm not getting enough sleep

V. annoyed at DH for commenting TBH

how much sleep do you need

expatinscotland Thu 10-Mar-05 16:19:17

7 hours

nikcola Thu 10-Mar-05 16:19:45

i need at least 9 10 hours, i allwys have a afternoon nap with dd that turns in to a very long snooze yesterday it was 3pm till 7 pm

hunkermunker Thu 10-Mar-05 16:20:03

I NEED a lot more sleep than I actually have. Went to bed at midnight last night, woke at 7.30 and wondered why on earth I felt 'different'... Then realised it was because I'd had more than 6 hours sleep! I am going to bed early again tonight - earlier than midnight...

I need eight hours a night, but often have less. I think that if you need it, have it, but if you're regularly finding you get really tired even though you're having a lot of sleep, then go and have your iron/thyroid levels checked.

Tessiebear Thu 10-Mar-05 16:22:00

As much as i can get ....Ideally if i go to bed at 9 pm and get up at 8 that would be IDEAL ... but 10 - 7 is adequate (I am pregnant at the moment thought!!)
p.s - i dont have a daytime nap though

piffle Thu 10-Mar-05 16:27:20

I always need more than I get
Bad morning person - actually what I need is uninterrupted sleep...
in my dreams

fastasleep Thu 10-Mar-05 16:28:50

Oh I need at least 8 hours to feel human, so I very rarely do feel human lol...DH can manage on like 4 hours a night for months on end though!

amynnixmum Thu 10-Mar-05 16:30:01

I need 9-10 hours definately.
8 hours is supposed to be the average

skerriesmum Thu 10-Mar-05 16:30:36

A lot less than I thought I did since his lordship arrived on the scene! He's two now and still waking me up at night. Isn't it true you'll never appreciate sleep the same way again until you have a baby! I often go to sleep the same time as ds, he doesn't need more than 9 hours plus an hour or so in the day, little bugger.So I suppose I get close to 8 on a good night, more like 6 or 7 most nights. I like to catch up on weekends.

northerner Thu 10-Mar-05 16:36:37

Crikey Nikola - what time did your dd go to bed then?!

I need at least 8 hours sleep a night. I always try to be in bed by 11pm. I'm usually up between 6.30am and 7am every morning. About once a week, as a treat I'll take myself off to bed with a good book at 9pm - heaven!

Afternoons are the worst for me though. Around 3pm/4pm I could always fall asleep (only at home mind never at work!)

Sponge Thu 10-Mar-05 16:43:32

God loads.
I seem to have lost my ability to sleep late in the morning, even if the kids aren't around, but I do feel like bed about 9 most nights. Generally get there between 10.30 and 11. Also have a mid afternoon slump most days although can't actually sleep as am at work.
Feeling a bit more alive the last few days as junior has got better at sleeping but still woke me up at 2am last night and 6am this morning.

maria1966 Thu 10-Mar-05 16:48:20

probably 8 hours but normally end up getting more like 6.Tend to surf mumsnet at night and flick through the telly when dh and the kids are in bed,peace and quiet and time for myself.

Twiglett Thu 10-Mar-05 16:55:33

oh, sounds like I'm doing ok then

thing is I have only just started to get any unbroken nights at all, can't help feeling I'm making up for the past and have a defecit of sleep built up

and anyway he has no bloody right to comment does he?

northerner Thu 10-Mar-05 16:56:39

No he shouldn't comment for you!

milge Thu 10-Mar-05 16:57:47

Need at least 5-6 hours unbroken sleep to feel good in the morning, or at least 2 loads of 2-3 hours unbroken to be able to function.

BubblesDeVere Thu 10-Mar-05 16:58:56

I need at least 8-9 hours, after have a few sleepless nights with dd2 in december when she was better, i went to bed one night at 8pm got up at 9am, went back to bed at 11.30pm, got up a 3pm, then went back to bed at 7pm and got up the next day at 8am

Bliss, i could very easily spend more time in bed than the pillow given the chance.

I am going to bed at 7 tonight.

dramaqueen72 Thu 10-Mar-05 17:13:29

i need more than i'm getting! dd FINALLY sleeping in her bed, and mostly thro the nights, (shes 21mths) but shes waking at 4ama nd twenty minute intervals after that til about 6am. and then i have to get up within an hour of that anyhow!....sigh.... i get between 4-6 hrs and need oh god, 8? 9? .have huge sleep debt from her never sleeping before which i really must catch up on, one day. i'm so cranky without enough sleep. fine all morning, fine all late night, just between 3-7pm am shattered and grouchy. dh gets much more sleep than me, grrrrrrrrrrr.........

kid Thu 10-Mar-05 17:40:26

I usually go to bed around 12am and am woken up around 6:30. Sometimes feel sleepy in the afternoon but can't have a nap as DS and DN wouldn't let me!

survivour Thu 10-Mar-05 17:48:13

Since my son was born 32 months ago, I have lived on 4 to 5 hours sleep on average, and thats if I'm lucky...He was born 6 weeks prem, had his intestines outside his belly, 4 defects of the heart, facial stroke, overlapping 3rd and 4th toes on both feet, and after numerous ops, and things, he still has night terrors, have been told that some mothers have put up with this until there kids have turned at least five......GOD HELP ME.... I NEED SLEEP..............

pipsy1 Thu 10-Mar-05 17:52:58

My Dh reckons he needs 12 hours a night!! Hmmm. Maybe I should get his iron/thyroid checked then as someone mentioned? I probably need 7 or 8 and get about 5 so permanently knackered.

sparklymieow Thu 10-Mar-05 17:57:43

I need 9-10 hours but I am lucky if I get 4-5 hours sleep, or 2 hours unbroken. I normally get woken up about 5 times a night, and I feel so tired all the time. I will be so glad when our respite gets sorted.

alicatsg Thu 10-Mar-05 18:02:48

apparently much less than DH.

maisystar Thu 10-Mar-05 18:09:27

i get about 7 1/2-8hrs unbroken sleep, think i need about an hour more than that.(would get that hour more if i didn't just 'pop on' mn fo r a quick look before going to bed

biglips Thu 10-Mar-05 18:14:42

i need 8 hours on the dot as if i have 7 hours im snappy if i have 9 hours sleep im knackered and moddy so got to be 8 hours

biglips Thu 10-Mar-05 18:15:05

moddy supposed to be moody !!

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