In U.S., 40% Get Less Than Recommended Amount of Sleep.

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#1 Edited by Master_Live (15117 posts) -

Hours of sleep similar to recent decades, but much lower than in 1942

OT, do you get enough sleep? I do.

#2 Edited by plageus900 (1129 posts) -

I get as much sleep as I feel that I need.

#3 Posted by Serraph105 (28287 posts) -

I get in bed at 11 (usually) and get 7 hours minimum, and often 7 and a half. Come to think of it I could probably use a full 8 hours tonight.

#4 Posted by one_plum (6360 posts) -

Depends on the days. I work 3 days a week at the moment.

When I don't work the next day, I sleep about 7 and a half hours, which is enough for me.

When I work the next day, I sleep between 6 and 6 and a half hours. Tired enough to brush my teeth on my bed.

#5 Posted by Master_Live (15117 posts) -

Man, those people in 1942 sure had time to sleep.

#6 Edited by Jd1680a (5949 posts) -

I sleep around 7-8 hours each night M-F and maybe 9-10 hours on the weekends.

#7 Posted by plageus900 (1129 posts) -

If you sleep more than an hour each night, you're a lazy and unproductive fuck.

#8 Posted by Makhaidos (1614 posts) -

According to my doctor, seven hours is more than enough sleep until you reach about 35. I need at least eight or I'm a zombie in the morning, though.

#9 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

work + life = no more then 5 hours

#10 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

Rapid eye movement sleep is the only thing that matters - not an abundance of sleep.

#11 Edited by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

Man, those people in 1942 sure had time to sleep.

It's probably due to the fact they probably started their day around 5am, and ended it at 7pm.

#12 Edited by roulettethedog (10992 posts) -

If I skip my 8 hours a day, My body will force me to make up the time.

#13 Posted by Brendissimo35 (1930 posts) -

On weekends, I often get 9+ hours of sleep, but during the work week its usually less. Maybe 6-7 hours a night. Sometimes I'm just working too hard, but usually its just because I stay up too late on the internet. Most of the time I'm not even doing anything, but you can easily lose an hour to Wikipedia if you aren't careful. It's something I've got to work on.