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Old 02-03-2017, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default How many hours of sleep did you get last night?

I, the Queen of Boring Threads, figured I should start this one because I am sucking at getting an appropriate amount of sleep. So I thought we could share each night (or some nights) and give each other tips and support in the process.

I figured it would also make me more conscious of really thinking about it if I have to document it.

I will start tomorrow.

So, folks, whenever you feel like it, share how many hours of sleep you got last night and if you want, related stuff, your sleep goals, what gets in the way, all that stuff.

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Thank you NYCfem.

I got 6 hours of sleep last night. I have a strict routine at night because my days are so busy and long. No caffeine at night, eat an early light meal and no distractions like TV or internet.
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I need a strict routine. I cut out all caffeine (except for an occasional 1/4 cup of decaf in the morning) since 2007. I'm horrible about getting off the Internet and horrible about eating too late.
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I need a strict routine. I cut out all caffeine (except for an occasional 1/4 cup of decaf in the morning) since 2007. I'm horrible about getting off the Internet and horrible about eating too late.
As a field biologist for decades I trained myself to be strict about my body. When working 12 hours a day in 100 degree weather you develop survival behavior. Hydration and sleep are key.

Thank you for starting this thread.
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I think I got about 6.5 hours last night. I really need between 8-9 hours per night to feel human and not grinchy or fussy.
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I probably got 6-6.5. Something in there. Standard weeknight. Probably a little less if you count times waking up and trying to get back to sleep.

I function okay on that amount of sleep but am a little better on 7. 8 can feel like too much but once in a while it happens and is good.
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I, the Queen of Boring Threads, figured I should start this one because I am sucking at getting an appropriate amount of sleep. So I thought we could share each night (or some nights) and give each other tips and support in the process.

I figured it would also make me more conscious of really thinking about it if I have to document it.

I will start tomorrow.

So, folks, whenever you feel like it, share how many hours of sleep you got last night and if you want, related stuff, your sleep goals, what gets in the way, all that stuff.

You thought this thread would be boring, but it is something that has taken up several pages in the zombie thread. Some people have such a hard time with getting enough deep restive sleep...great thread idea!
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The last couple of nights have been short on sleep. I went to the dollar tree to pick up a few things so while I was looking around I found a paper back book on the last Godzilla movie by Toho & company. I figured for a dollar it cant be to bad, besides I am huge fan of the big lizard. It is a good read plus clearing up some pointers from the movie that I didn't catch. I think I had a total of 6 hours sleep. Yes I'm putting the book in my collection of Godzilla stuff... right next to my light up, smoke blowing toy Godzilla that's about 40 odd years old that I have had since the movies have been coming on.
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I got eight hours of sleep last night, and I was grateful for it.

I go upstairs early and read in bed or play Words with Friends, and I rarely have any trouble falling asleep.

I do take a combo of prescription drugs to help me stay asleep, but I do struggle with waking up too early.

It is very hard for me to do my best job as a teacher when I don't get enough sleep.

I finally started asking other teachers what Sunday nights were like, and

I discovered that several of my colleagues feel incredibly anxious. August is like the mother fucker of all Sunday nights.
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Total sleep for Friday night (2/3/17) to Saturday morning (2/4/17): 13+ hours

Last night, Friday night, I ate too late, and Indian food to boot! I got in bed at 11:05 PM and fell asleep by 11:30 PM. I took an anxiety pill (Klonopin), wore ear plugs, and listened to a book on CD ("Falling Apart in One Piece") on noise cancelling headphones. BB, my husbutch, was out with a friend that night, so I was asleep before she got home.

I woke up at 6 AM in a state of very strong anxiety, specifically about a single colleague who I have to depend on for catering my events and who tortures me by purposely doing everything wrong and making herself inaccessible and being so mean. Normally I wake up at 5:45 AM to go to work so the fact that that is the time the anxiety kicked in about work issues would make sense.

Everything about this woman and our most recent interaction on Friday started to loop in my head. I tried to distract myself by going on to the computer from 6 AM to 7 AM but it didn't really reduce my anxiety. I also did a scratch-off just in case this worry was for nothing because I might find out I won millions of dollars. Alas instead of winning I paid what they call "the poor man's tax" (the cost of a scratch-off ticket with no win).

I wrote a short email to myself with a few simple sentences of what I would do next in trying to get to the next step I needed with my difficult, mean colleague at work. I think that was helpful because it interrupted the "worry loop" a bit. It gave me a plan for what I would do on Monday, a first step.

Then I took another anxiety pill (Klonopin) and an Ambien (sleep pill) and went back to bed from 7 am to 2 pm. That felt really good. And when I woke up I was not anxious, though BB gets a little annoyed that I sleep so long on weekends.

The thing is that I get like a literal "nap" instead of a night of sleep during the work week which I am trying to change so I do all my catching up on sleep during the weekends. Last night was a particularly rough night. Usually medication is not involved to the extent it was last night.

Despite all these issues, I'm really glad that I got in such a much needed catch-up on sleep. Until I get my weeknight sleep under control, I depend on the sleep I get on Friday and Saturday nights when I don't have to work the next day.

This is a weird first post but the point of the thread is to keep it real. Thanks for reading if you did and I'm always open to suggestions as you get to know me and my sleep issues. I value the support of the BFP community where I can be myself.
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I love your threads, Jennifer!

I got about 6.5 hours of sleep last night and that is a LOT for me. I generally get about 5 per night. Every now and then I will get up to 8 or even 9 hours if I am exhausted but that doesn't happen often.
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5.5 hours last night, which meant I was well rested. My preference is to read for about an hour before I turn out the lights, but lately, it seems that as soon as my head hits the pillow, my eyes want to shut.
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Hard to say. I died in the coma chair about 8, woke around 11. Went to bed at 1 watched tv for a bit and woke up at 4. Let me and the dogs potty back to the coma chair got up at 6. Soooo whats that come up to about 7 or 8 hours, which is a lot for me.
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Hard to say. I died in the coma chair about 8, woke around 11. Went to bed at 1 watched tv for a bit and woke up at 4. Let me and the dogs potty back to the coma chair got up at 6. Soooo whats that come up to about 7 or 8 hours, which is a lot for me.
You forgot to add Harassed your buddy by phone between 11pm to 1am, then let your poor chihuahua outside with his diapie still on because you were half asleep...

For me, when my buddy isn't harassing me, I sleep about 2 or 3 hours at a time, wake up easy, toss n turn, flip n flop, then try to sleep the rest of night until dogs get me up around 6:30-7:30...
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Not much about 4 hours. It was a busy day + I play 6hours in a raw on http://www.friv5online.com/ and forgot about the time. Well it's only my fault
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My lady slept over 4 hours straight so I slept close to that...plus she slept 2 hours straight earlier in the night...so I got decent sleep for once.
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I've gotten 4 - 5 hours the last couple of nights but took a non-consenual 2-hour nap this morning
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About 6 hours which is really good for Me.
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I got absolutely friggin' ZERO hours of sleep. It is now 4:28 am and I have been up ALL night dealing with my stupid laptop! All I wanted to do was study for an exam tomorrow and my laptop kept freezing non-stop! I had to power it down and restart it numerous times and it just kept freezing. And then it wouldn't connect to wifi. I swear I'm gonna throw it at the freaking wall!!! Grrr! 😡
Can you tell I'm a bit grumpy now? I need a damn nap. 😩
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Six hours with a bit of tossing and turning, and I'm still draggin'. I feel like I need a month's vacation just to catch up on sleep.
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