Tuesday, April 06, 2010

How long do you sleep at night? Are you a deep sleeper or do you get up often? Do you nap?

If left to wake up naturally, I sleep for 8-8 1/2 hours a night. Definitely closer to 8 1/2 hours when I'm working out hard like I am currently. I'm generally a pretty deep sleeper and will sleep through the entire night - except now that I'm trying to get my water in, I usually wake up once to go to the bathroom. Naps are not for me. I wake up wanting more, not feeling rejuvenated.

Other than wanting to sleep 30 minutes longer, my sleep hasn't changed too much since starting SparkPeople. How about you?
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    My sleep patterns have changed quite a bit since I started working out and eating healthy. Right now I get about 7-8 hours sleep each night. On the weekends I naturally wake up only about 1/2 to an hr after my alarm clock would normally go off. I'm happy that my body is on a set routine.

    I still wake up about 3-4 times a night to pee though (can't help it because of the medication I am on). In the summer it is even worse than that. My sleep apnea and snoring have gotten so minimal it doesn't bug my husband anymore. Yay!!!!!

    I am a firm believer that the more I work out and get healthy the more my sleep becomes much more restful and beneficial to me!
    2933 days ago
    Mmmmmm sleep. I usually get a good 7 hours every night, but I am bad and on Saturday nights I tend to stay up waaayyyy too late and then sleep in. I never feel good on Sunday after doing that.

    2933 days ago
    Tonight is a funny night for me to be answering this... since I have to be up in two and a half hours, and I couldn't fall asleep, even after trying for two hours. If left to my own devices, I'll sleep for between 8 and 9 hours. Thankfully, I don't usually have to be anywhere early, since it takes me a very long time to Get to sleep, usually more than an hour after turning off the lights. I wake up a few times during the night, more and more often as day comes on, but in general I'm not a light sleeper, just a wakeful one.

    So much has changed in my life since starting SP, it's hard to say what's actually affecting my sleep, but I'm definitely a lot more consistent than I used to be.
    2934 days ago
    I have never slept this good in my life since I started working out. Working out really makes me crash. I agree I do sleep a lot sounder now too. I would wake up with ever little sound that I heard but now I am a very sound sleeper.
    2934 days ago
    If I get to sleep at a decent hour, I can sleep for 8-10 hrs. depending on what's on tap for the next day. If it's a free weekend or an off day, it's more like I'm hibernating. I also LOVE naps and couldn't imagine my life without them!

    LOVE the pic btw!! emoticon
    2934 days ago
  • SARBEAR6364
    Lets see, on a typical night I sleep 4-5 hours in chunks ranging from 30 min to 2 hours at a time. I have two jobs so I work at home during the night.

    If I am able to let myself sleep, usually Friday nights, I wake up for the day after 5-6 hours. I just try to take naps when I can.
    2934 days ago
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