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4 or 5 hours a sleep a night

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I was wondering if 4-5 hours a sleep a night is bad for me. Recently, every night I'd get around 4-5 hours of sleep. I'm really busy with everything so I don't get the time to sleep early. I do get tired late in the night but during the day I'm not really tired.

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Yes, it is bad for you. Your body needs at least 8 hours to regen. Those mighty mitochondria need rest to produce the energy you are going to expend. I used to go on 2-3 hours a night but I was working out 6 days a week and had a steady schedule. On the topic of working out... If you are weight training you need 9-10 hours to repair what you break down. Get off Neowin and go to sleep.

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How old are you? Just for your information, if you are between the age of 14 to 20. you need at least 9 and a half hour of sleep to be healthy.

Its important to get "RAM" Sleep, and only 9 and a half hour (or more) provide enough time for RAM sleep to be effective and helpful...

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no thats not good at all.

Your body will tell you when your getting egnouf sleep and when your not. Dont as us if this is egnouf, think about it and think about what your body wants, its preaty good at that.

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"RAM" Sleep

I thourt it was "REM" sleep? :huh:

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Like everyone else has said, more sleep would be good/healthy for you.

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;) Excellant idea sleeping 4 to 5 hours at night, provided that you get a nap in the late afternoon. :yes:

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well for me. im a high school student and i usual get 5 to 6 hrs of sleep. on normal days, i will be alright. but i get really weak and stressful when there is overload. so no, it's not good.

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Ever since I was 24 I am unable to sleep more then 6hrs a night (usually 5-6). My father and grandmother were the same way. I have talked to my Dr. about it and he said if I don't feel tired after 6 hrs then don't worry about it. Everyones body needs different amounts of sleep. I do agree the younger you are the more you need but as you get older your body will tell you what you need.

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I'm only getting 5 hours approx/night also, and I blame Neowin :( (lol).

I just can't seem to "switch off" sometimes.

Even when I go to bed, theres so much stuff going through my head it just overrides how tired I am.

Sucks :(

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How old are you? Just for your information, if you are between the age of 14 to 20. you need at least 9 and a half hour of sleep to be healthy.

Its important to get "RAM" Sleep, and only 9 and a half hour (or more) provide enough time for RAM sleep to be effective and helpful...

Going to be 20 in May.

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I thourt it was "REM" sleep? :huh:

you are correct. Random Eye Movement, sleep. REM.

It would be good for you to get 8 hours. 4 to 5 is not that great for you. REM Sleep takes ~3 hours to get into sometimes, so you basically arnt getting it much at all. Which is the true deep sleep that you need.

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I thourt it was "REM" sleep? :huh:

Yeah he's thinking computer RAM. Its REM like the band. :)

Actually, if you learn to really medidate you can probably get away with 4 to 6 hours, those people are actually able to trigger the REM sleep much easier than anyone.

Get a least 6 though. You won't pay in the immediate future. Do it for a week or so (4 or 5 hours) and you might be okay. If you do it for a couple of weeks, put those other things on hold and get sleep. You'll get your body really sick if you don't.

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well i get about 7 hours on average, i would get more but the daily show isnt on until 11 :p

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Bad for you, on average a human should get 8 - 10 hours of sleep. Ideally, your body should wake up by itself but that's basically impossible. If you get in the habit, your body will probably not wake up after the "correct" amount of sleep time. You gotta force yourself until you are back on track ;) The sleep you lose you can never gain back.

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I only sleep 4 or 5 hours myself. I really can't sleep anymore than that. No matter if I'm tired or not.

If I fall asleep early, I just automatically wake up after no more than 6 hours max.

I feel tired sometimes, but there's nothing I can do, outside of seeing a psychiatrist, or killing all the stupid people.

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Ever since I was 24 I am unable to sleep more then 6hrs a night (usually 5-6). My father and grandmother were the same way. I have talked to my Dr. about it and he said if I don't feel tired after 6 hrs then don't worry about it. Everyones body needs different amounts of sleep. I do agree the younger you are the more you need but as you get older your body will tell you what you need.

I'd have to agree with you on this. I haven't slept more than 3 hours a day since I was 17. I'm nearly 28 now. I think it's just what your body gets accustomed to. The doc says it's ok so why not.

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I thourt it was "REM" sleep? :huh:

LMFAO...indeed...thanks for the correction...

Hey its neowin...what do you expect?...:laugh:

P.S...good to see other fellow Bleach fans around here...;)

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I just can't seem to "switch off" sometimes.

Even when I go to bed, theres so much stuff going through my head it just overrides how tired I am.

Sucks :(

Just to let you know, you are definitely not alone with this feeling of not being able to "switch off."

I am the same exact way, so many thoughts at once go through my head at night and I just cannot sleep because of it.

I am now 31 years old, and it has been this way my entire life, and it only seems to get worse unfortunately.

What i find helps is if I start to "tune out" at least an hour before I go to bed, if not more time if possible.

What I mean by "tune out" is not playing any video games and or/not doing anything at all on my computer, and although it is really hard to do this, the nights I do seem to "tune out" definitely seem to be better than the other nights.

I honestly may go see what is going on soon. I keep seeing this one commercial on TV for some drug for people with restless minds at night, and I really do not want to go that route, but obviously it is an issue for other people as well, so I might look into seeing what other advice and alternatives there may be.

For now, I just to my best not to do anything before bed that will get my thinking. My problem is I am a designer/fine artist and I am always analyzing everything, so I just think it has to do with who I am as well.

8 hours is ideal for sure, at least for me.

Honestly though, I am usually tired no matter how much sleep I get, so I think it all depends on the person.

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mix and match... i can happily sleep for 14 hours as i can also go for 30 hours without a yawn in sight, the only thing that comes into it is how lazy-a person you are, i have to be awake at 8am, i will get up because i have to...end of

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No no no, use the search funtion!! I made a topic about this a while ago! I even provided people with a guide! It is perfectly safe!! Search!

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I TRY so hard to get a lot of sleep, i can tell when my body is tired, it sucks. I work 5 days a week, 40+ hours, wake up every morning at 5:30, work from 7-2, come home play with kids, clean up, take wifes sister to work, do errands, wait till 11 or 12 to pick wifes sister up, come home shower ... sleep, and start over again.

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No no no, use the search funtion!! I made a topic about this a while ago! I even provided people with a guide! It is perfectly safe!! Search!

What to search?

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i work perfectly well with an hour of light sleep every night.

:yes:

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