9 out of 10. I work early mornings and have to be up around 4:30am. It is really hard to get into bed early enough to get 8 hours. I usually shoot for 6 to 7 but end up with 4 or 5. So I resort to an afternoon nap and it is really the best sleep I get, no hubby snoring and taking up room. Just me and quiet and sleep. LOL
current weight: 275.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,645) Posts: 154 4/27/13 11:53 A
10 out of 10. I was a night shifter for a long time before I retired so I know a lot about the difficulties involved. It may seem odd but evening shift was harder on my sleep habits than night shift. I'd be so wound up when I got home I couldn't sleep, so I'd be up until 1 or 2am then need to get up in the morning to get my housework and errands done before work.
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Fitness Minutes: (907) Posts: 66 4/27/13 8:07 A
10 out of 10. As a night shifter (12 hours shifts 7 pm til 7 am) I am fully aware of the effects of not enough sleep. I also have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine. Unfortunately I have days like yesterday with very little sleep to go on and it very much effects me. This challenge actually fits very well with my blog today, which I wrote before seeing this challenge. Thank you so much for these challenges this month. I have enjoyed them and taken a lot away from them educationally.
I retook the quiz--10/10. I have obstructive sleep apnea and use an APAP. Before I reached "a certain age," I slept ~ 8 hrs/night. Now, I get b/t 6 & 7 usually. I work night shift occasionally, like now, and usually sleep ~ 4 hrs before and ~ 4 hrs after the shift. Sleep is very important to one's health and I try to guard mine. I belong to the I Need Sleep Team also.
Many of us "women of a certain age" have sleep difficulties related to menopause and perimenopause... if you fit into that group, or expect to at some point in your life, or live with someone who does, you may want to read this article from the Reader's Digest -- www.rd.com/health/wellness/me nopause-a nd-sleep-problems/
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