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#1 Emily_June

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 20:49

I'm an extremely light sleeper. This is how my typical short nights looks (this was last night):
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If I can stay in bed longer, I generally wake up between 15-20 times, rarely totalling more than 5 hours of sleep. I wake up to the slightest noises or changes (i.e. someone walking into the room, etc..)

I probably spend less than 1/4 of my time in bed actually sleeping.

What about you? What does it take to wake you up?


#2 ybrett23

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 20:54

light sleeper, how did you measure it?

#3 OP Emily_June

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 21:00

light sleeper, how did you measure it?


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:13

interesting

#5 Salutary7

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:20

Definitely a heavy sleeper. I need an extra loud, prolonged alarm, or just someone to shake me in the morning.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:24

Definitely a heavy sleeper. I need an extra loud, prolonged alarm, or just someone to shake me in the morning.


I can't imagine what that's like.

I haven't actually used an alarm since middle school. If I set one (very rarely), I always wake up at least 15 minutes before it goes off, because I'm terrified of being startled awake by it. I don't think I've been woken by one since I was 11, and can't think of a single time I've woken up late/overslept for anything since then, either.

Do you generally feel rested when you wake up?

#7 Nagisan

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:27

Heavy.....for the first hour after I go to sleep and before I wake up, I am a pretty light sleeper, but once I'm asleep I can sleep through storms and everything.

#8 SongHyeonDeok

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:28

Extremely light sleeper.

When someone walks to the bathroom in the morning I wake up.

Sometimes even someone switching a light on in another room can wake me up.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:32

I'm a very light sleeper.

I sleep with a relatively loud fan on through every season of the year to avoid waking up over every single peep in the house.

#10 neingesicht

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:45

I've got pretty messed up insomnia. I sleep really heavy most times, but randomly some days I'll wake up and that's it. It'll be midnight and I'm up for the day. Not fun.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 23:51

Heavy sleeper.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 00:14

I can't imagine what that's like.

I haven't actually used an alarm since middle school. If I set one (very rarely), I always wake up at least 15 minutes before it goes off, because I'm terrified of being startled awake by it. I don't think I've been woken by one since I was 11, and can't think of a single time I've woken up late/overslept for anything since then, either.

Do you generally feel rested when you wake up?


I guess it depends on when I actually went to bed. I think my sleep cycles are pretty rigid. I seem to always do best with around 3 hour naps or full 8 hour sleeps. So if I'm forced to wake up before a cycle is over I might feel kinda zombified. But once I'm up and moving around, my energy levels generally come back to normal.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 00:19

Heavy.

#14 Xilo

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 00:24

Looks a lot like my sleep pattern. :/

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 00:38

I sleep through anything. I have a pretty good internal clock though so somehow I am able to either ease up around when my alarm should go off or just get up on my own around the right time.