- Sleep, how much do you need/get?
Had a night in bed on Thursday night then did a nightshift last night. I was knackered when I came in this morning but had a coffee, watched a bit of telly & promptly fell asleep for about 15 mins. Woke up, went out on the bike, had a shower, watched the hockey & am now sitting watchin Ant & Dec & don’t feel too bad. Why TF am I still awake? Since going to bed at around 22.45 on Thursday & getting up at 09.10 on Friday, I’ve had about 11 hrs kip all told. Is this normal…..zzzzzz?Posted 4 years agoyossarianMember
My eldest has been an ‘early riser’ and the lines on my face reflect this. But now he sleeps til 6 and for the first time in nearly seven years I get proper sleep every night. It feels weird and I’m sure that it’s going to revert back to madness soon but it hasn’t yet.
I must pay tribute to lavazza coffee. Without you I would be dead. 🙂Posted 4 years agosuburbanreubenMember
Depends how busy I am.Posted 4 years ago
My normal routine involves sleeping from midnight to 7am with a half hour kip after lunch (works wonders!).
This last fortnight I’ve had a deadline to meet (yesterday, missed it) so have been sleeping from 1 ish to 6am with no pm kip. I can’t say I feel any more tired TBH.
Long term though, I know it would kill me (literally).MrOvershootSubscriber
samuri – Member
I usually get through the week on between 4 and 5 hours a night if I’m lucky. It’ll catch up with me on Friday night usually when I’ll get 6 hours.
Roughly the same, though Thursday was a bit of a beast in @ work for 5:30am after 4 hours sleep didn’t leave till 7:15pm and then spent till midnight on the phone talking people through solving problems.
Friday I slacked as I only did 10 hrs work but despite being the walking dead I was awake at 7am this morning as I have loads to do in the next couple of weeks (active mind is crap TBH)Posted 4 years agogiantx4Member
11pm to 5am #6hrs mostly but on ride night after uploading #instagram ridey pics & #strava etc its normally midnight before wind down enough to sleep?!… So only 5 hours when could do with an hour extra!!!…weekends generally woke up early by kids!!! So never really get much sleep!! Tuh!Posted 4 years agoDracSubscriber
Use to be terrible running on less than 5 hours a night every night, realised it wasn’t doing me any good so spent the last year or so trying to sort that. It’s not be a great success I get around 6 on average sometimes a bit more. When I’m
on nights though it’s a right off. On my second shift tonight since Friday about 6am I’ve had maybe 4 hours. There’s no kids when I get home later today though so that’ll help.
Still I reckon by Tuesday morn when I finish I may hit double figures and get maybe as much as 12 in total. Use to that now though gone or the days when we’d be quiet on a night shift. We do more jobs in one night shift now then we’d do in a week of full shifts.Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
More than my body thinks atm – but then my body doesnt know what to think atm.
Fly to gmt+4 country do 3 days in that time zone – go on to night shift for 10 days , then go back onto gmt+4 then come home. Result – gettting about 3 hours sleep a night for the last week !Posted 4 years agosingletrackmindMember
I need lots of sleep .Posted 4 years ago
9 hours is normal for me and I feel refreshed and ready to do stuff.
8 hours is just enough for me to function normally. Need more in the winter , less in summer but not much maybe 30 mins
Stopped drinking Caffeine after 1pm and by 8pm Im shutting down.
Up at 0500 most days thoughbwfc4eva868Member
4 hours if I’m on a early shift, bed at midnight up at 0500 then home for 1600. Usually have a power hour then on the bike, shower and tea. Late shifts, bed at midnight and wake up at 11.Posted 4 years ago
Days off sleep till 10/11 first day, get household jobs done, following up at 0600 for a ride.SnSMember
When on earlies, I get 6 to 7 hours. But, i find having an afternoon snooze for anything up to an hour ( no more than that), works brilliantly & allows me to keep more in line with normal family life.
Being a lifelong insomniac, I have to be really careful with the amount of sleep I get as I find insomnia a very difficult thing to deal with.Posted 4 years agoDT78Member
Average around 7.5 need 8 really. I can cope with the odd 4-5 hr sleep without much issue but a couple in a week I get headaches and have real trouble being effective at work and have a very short temper. Also found if I have too many nights of little sleep I start sneezing a lot first thing. So much I get a sore throat. Never heard of anyone else who has that but def brought on by lack of sleep!Posted 4 years ago
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