Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep
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    Studies recommend getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.  I know that it is easier said than done, but I really think they are right.  When I get at least 7 hours of sleep, I feel more energized throughout the day.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen very often.  It is difficult with kids, work, and household chores to get those seven hours of sleep.  I find that by the time I go to bed, I am still very wound up and it takes me a long time to fall asleep.

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    I’ve found that getting seven to eight hours of sleep at night actually isn’t enough for me. I can get by on it when I have to, but in order for me to feel fully rested and ready to go, I need more along the lines of ten hours of sleep.

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    Blueberry, we are on the same page! I have survived on as little as five or six hours of sleep when I had to, but if I don’t have to set my alarm clock I’ll sleep for at least ten hours.

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    I think that it varies with each person. Some people need more sleep than others. My mom, for example, gets about 6 hours of sleep and is up by 5 a.m. ready to start her day. She is never tired or low on energy. I need to sleep 8 hours or I will be sluggish. I also think that it is a matter of quality of sleep over quantity of sleep.

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    I am so glad to hear that there are other people who need more sleep! I’m in the 9 to 10 hour range. I wake up a lot so I think as I get older my quality of sleep isn’t as good as it was when I was younger. I think letting my three cats sleep with me is probably not the smartest thing to do! I usually shut two of them out for most of the night but I can’t bear to shut my little female out as she is SO devoted.

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    I do better when I get 7-8 hours of sleep and I try to prioritize it, but life certainly gets in the way sometimes. Right now I’m up at 5:15 am during the week. I go to bed at 8 pm and am usually asleep by no later than 10. Some nights, however, that just doesn’t happen.

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    I need more than seven to eight hours of sleep most nights. Like Cassie, I wake up a lot (about every two hours) thirsty, needing to pee, etc., so I’ll feel a lot better after about ten hours of sleep than I will after six or eight.

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