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September 23rd, 2011, 11:21 AM
What are your sleep patterns like? Do you get the recommended 8 hours sleep a night, and if not, how does your time spent sleeping affect you? Do you tend to wake up whilst sleeping or fall asleep during the day a lot?

September 23rd, 2011, 11:52 AM
I get 8 hours of sleep every night...

When I wake up I rest in my bed for a couple of seconds then climb out of bed to see the bright light of the bathroom that wakes me up... And no I don't sleep during the day.

Shiny Celebi
September 23rd, 2011, 11:54 AM
I tend to stay up to 12:30 or 1, unfortunately I end up waking up late at like 9:30. I gotta try going to bed earlier so I can wake up later.

September 23rd, 2011, 12:03 PM
I usually stay up until 10:00 PM since it takes me a while to fall asleep, and I wake up at 6:30.

September 23rd, 2011, 12:16 PM
I'm both an early bird and a night owl. I usually get about 7-9 hours of sleep though. Some times I sleep from 21:00 to 5:00 sometimes as well when I have a bad migraine.

I do have broken sleep occasionally, which can be quite irritating.

September 23rd, 2011, 12:30 PM
My sleep patterns have been getting better as of late, but it's really easy to screw them up. >_<

I get up around 7:15-7:45 on work days. Therefore, even on my days off, I can't sleep in any longer than 10 anymore. When I go to sleep varies a lot. If I didn't nap that day, I can go as early as 10PM and I reaaaaally try to. If I nap, I'll be in bed by midnight... if I'm lucky. D: It all depends on the day and the sleep I got the night before, if I nap on a workday. If it's a day off I always nap...

Alley Cat
September 23rd, 2011, 1:13 PM
My sleeping habits are horrible at a glance. I ALWAYS(unless I got super smashed/faded) stay wake up before 7 AM. Even if I go to bed at 6 AM. My body just has some sort of natural alarm clock, telling me when to get up. On weekends though, my body tends to be nicer and wakes me up at like 9-10 AM. I usually never go to bed before midnight, I just can't.

My philosophy is: I don't go to bed until I'm tired. If I don't fall asleep in ten minutes then it isn't happening. I need to get out of bed, do something else then I will try again. It doesn't work if I am trying to sleep. It also needs to be pretty cool, I can't sleep in the heat.

Mr Cat Dog
September 23rd, 2011, 1:15 PM
When I can, I always try and get at least 8 hours. However, there are just some days where I stay up 'til 2am and need to be at school at 9am the next day. Those days are rough, but staying up to browse random, crappy websites like PC is always worth it... right?

September 23rd, 2011, 1:18 PM
I've got no specific sleep pattern. The only frequency about my sleep is the duration, which is almost 5 hours per day. Some (rare) days that I'm free I can sleep about 12 hours straight without problems.

Also, I rarely sleep during the day. I feel like I have better things to do.

September 23rd, 2011, 1:56 PM
Ugh, no once school starts my sleeping is completely messed up. For school I have to be up at either 5 or 5:30 depending on what I have to do and I tend to go to bed at 11 or 12ish and then I usually can't fall asleep instantly so will sit in bed awake for a half hour to an hour leaving me with usually 4-5 hours of sleep. I honestly just don't even know why I do it to myself.

Since today is Friday and it's rainy and I'm dead tired and I don't have any plans for the day I took a nap and only slept about an hour till I was awoken by everyone just being loud. So now I'm awake, but groggy and I every time I move my head quickly the room moves in and out. I just am too tired to really be concerned at the moment tbh.

September 23rd, 2011, 3:05 PM
Usually I wake up at 7:15 for school, and I go to bad at about 12, at most (in bad cases though, it can get to 2 am to the point where it's just not done anymore to wake up at 7 am). I'd love to go to bed early, but the point is that once going to bed at 12 is your pattern, it's very hard to break because once you do that, and e.g. go to bed at 10, you'll be even more tired the next day because your pattern is disturbed.

There have been nights where I just couldn't sleep, and I was lying awake for 7 hours straight, spacing out and walking around in my room in the dark. I did go to school the 'next' day though in those cases because otherwise my whole inner clock would be messed up. When you're awake for so long and you go to school, it's like you aren't there. You get this energy boost but you are zoning out and it is very weird lol.

September 23rd, 2011, 3:29 PM
I sleep a bit less than 8 hours a night. I sleep at 10 PM on school nights, but wake up at 5:30 AM to use the Internet. On weekends, I sleep at midnight, but get up early to use the Intenet.

September 23rd, 2011, 8:32 PM
I stay up too late and don't get enough sleeeep. I tend to wake up randomly in the middle of the night too and that doesn't help. Plus it takes me a while to fall asleep even if I am tired. But yeah I'd say my sleep rituals are not very good and I hope you all have better ones than I!

Centiflora X
September 23rd, 2011, 8:42 PM
I had to discipline myself to sleep at 10pm every night in order to guarantee that I can wake up at 6 in the morning the next day. My rhythm is easily screwed up.

Patatas Fritas
September 24th, 2011, 12:58 AM
I go to sleep when I'm tired. I tend to stay up later on weekends, and generally have to force myself to fall asleep on schooldays because I'm not tired enough when I go to bed xD

I just sleep until I'm not tired anymore, which takes varying lengths of time but I often do get the recommended amount of sleep. I sometimes go to sleep in the day if I'm really tired or didn't get much sleep the night before, but it's rare because I'm not very good at sleeping during the day .-.

Kikaito plush
September 24th, 2011, 1:04 AM
I go to bed at 11pm and get woken up by my daughter who has lots of nightmares and sleeps in my bed.

I usually fall asleep during the day due to this

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
September 25th, 2011, 6:42 AM
Mine is completely random, and usually I don't get to sleep until 2:00, 3:00, sometimes not till 4:00 in the morning. I also tend to sleep late and take afternoon naps. Even with all that combined, I'm sure I'm not getting 8 hours, and since it's broken up into separate naps instead of a continous sleep, it's probably even worse for me.

September 25th, 2011, 6:49 AM
My sleeping pattern is horrible. I tend to stay up until it gets light outside and then sleep until early afternoon. If I have to get up in the morning, I tend to go to sleep around midnight, or perhaps 1:00am.

September 25th, 2011, 10:01 AM
Here's how it almost always is:
Weekdays: Go into bed by 11:00 - 11:15, play on iPad until 12:00, then go sleep, wake up at 7 AM (approx. 7 hrs sleep)
Weekends: Go into bed around 12:15 AM, play on iPad, then go sleep, wake up between 9 and 11 (8 to 10 hrs sleep)

September 25th, 2011, 8:17 PM
I get between 6-8 hours of sleep. I tend to go to bed around 1-2:30AM and no matter what (even if I were to go to bed at 4AM), I always wake up within the range of 7-9AM.

I don't have an alarm clock. My door is closed, my blinds are shut tight, I'm in a pretty isolated part of the house so there's no internal noise. I just wake up then. Always have.

If I wake up at 7AM, I just can't get myself back to sleep and try to sleep in a bit. It doesn't happen. I just... lay there.

So, I try to time it so I get enough sleep and wake up at an okay time.

If I skip sleep altogether, I'm pretty okay the next day. I haven't tried that for more than a day or two though (went to sleep at the end of the second day)

Shining Raichu
September 25th, 2011, 8:50 PM
I used to have a strict 1am-7am sleeping pattern, but lately that has lapsed. Now I go to sleep anywhere between 2 and 3am and get up between 8 and 9am. Last night, though, I went to sleep at 2:30 and woke up at 7:40.

I find I don't really require a lot of sleep to function well; and if I get any more than 7 hours sleep I'm dead the next day from oversleeping.

Pokemon Trainer Touko
September 26th, 2011, 1:05 AM
My sleep patterns are messed up :/ I get 5 - 8 hours of sleep, depends on the day of the week and amount of homework and stuff. D: Sometimes I don't go to bed at all, like last night, I went to Triathlon training and we had to run + swim all night because the coach was retarded. @[email protected];;

September 26th, 2011, 3:55 AM
I fall asleep at 10/10:30 and wake up at either 6:45 or 7:30.

So, I nearly get 9 hours worth of sleep per day, so, I'll defenietly be able to live through the day :3

September 26th, 2011, 4:29 AM
A few weeks ago i became nocturnal! i was sleeping 4:00 AM - 1:30 PM it messed me up O.o

September 26th, 2011, 5:46 PM
I do my best to get ~8 hours of sleep because if I don't, I feel exhausted and everything I do is hindered by my tiredness. My ideal amount of sleep is something like 10 hours. Unfortunately for me, I've been fighting with insomnia for about a year now (started last October)... so I rarely have a good night's sleep. When I take my pills (which I am loathe to do because they make dairy products taste horrible for the next 24 hours :P), I usually get 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep (to the point that I accidentally sleep through my alarm if I take them on a school night) but even that's not for sure anymore since the last few times I've taken them, I've only been able to sleep with two of them.


Anyway, if I ignore my insomnia thing, my sleeping habits are usually staying up really late and sleeping in. :P I'm definitely a night owl.

September 26th, 2011, 6:06 PM
Yeeeeeeah, I am probably the worst here... Which makes me sad, 'cause I read all the replies hoping there was someone who did this too.

Every night, regardless of whether I have class (which starts at 2:30 PM) or work (which can start at anytime, really), I'm up until at least 3-4:00 AM. I just don't know why, but it's incredibly hard for me to fall asleep any sooner than that. If I have one of the previously mentioned obligations to attend to, I'll get myself up - resulting in like 5 - 8 hours of sleep, typically. Otherwise... I can easily sleep for upwards of 16 hours at a time. On my days off I'll often find myself waking up at 6, 7, or even 8:00 PM. I'd like to think that I do this so that I'm able to be awake on the same schedule as my father, giving me the house to myself all night while he's at work, but really, I just fall into this pattern naturally. ]:

September 26th, 2011, 6:34 PM
Hm, well on school days I go to bed around 11, but dont usually fall asleep till 12 or 1. I wake up at 5:45-6:00 to get ready for school. So I get around 6-7 hours a sleep, sometimes less, maybe more once a while. So yeah.

On other times, could be around go to sleep around 3am, and wake up at 9-12 (12, the latest)

September 26th, 2011, 6:35 PM
I get somewhere between 8 to 12 hours of sleep and that's with the aid of meds. Without them I'd get absolutely no sleep.

September 26th, 2011, 6:54 PM
I usually try to get up to 7 hours somehow. I find if I get less than 6 I feel sick etc that day and if I can convince myself I slept enough I don't feel unwell? idk it's a psychology thing here lol. But yeah usually stay up til 1-2am and wake up around 8/9. In summer though I'll be going to bed/sleep @ about 12 because it'll be too hot to have the laptop on around then. :(