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Me, I’m up between six and seven everyday and have never been a napper.  But I’m usually sleeping by 11pm every evening.  My sister (who is currently living with me) and my husband sleep more than anyone I know. On Saturday I was up at six, had breakfast; then at about 11 I started cutting up veggies for lunch.  I’m having lunch and they are both still in bed.  Hubby gets up a little after 11 and sister sleeps until after 2pm.  

Both also will go back to bed within two hours and nap for a couple of more hours. I see this as a waste of a day, while my sister will think about her upcoming nap for hours in anticipation. What the??  I don’t get it??

I know everyone is different and I never say anything to them about their sleeping. Wait, I did talk to my sister because I know depression runs in the family. She’s never been happier.  

So, how much sleep do you need?



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      Cheryl Phillips wrote Sep 15, 2008
    • Sleep? What is sleep? I have had insomnia for almost 2 years. It’s so ridiculous...if I fall asleep at a normal time from sheer exhaustion (normal being 11pm) then I am up at 3am...wide awake. That’s rare. Most of the time I can’t fall asleep ‘til 2 or 3 in the morning.
      How do I function? I just do...most days I run on 3 hours of sleep. Every so often I hit a point where I need to sleep. That happened this past weekend.



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      Meri Cain wrote Sep 15, 2008
    • db63,
      When my children were young I had a hard time sleeping due to a Hormaonal inbalance. I remember laying awake each night for hours and worring about everything, then feeling exhausted the next day. Somehow my hormones seemed to work themselves out after my 3rd daughter was born. Learning how to turn my mind off through meditation has helped me in so many areas in my life. I am so thankful for sleep and view it as a gift I get at the end of each day. My bedroom and bed are decorated to help me sleep with soft serene colors and comfortable bedding. I use an essential oil linen spray to enhance my sleep experience. If I do happen to wake up in the middle of the night I remember that i have the tool to shut my mind off and go right back to sleep (no less than 8 hrs.).

      Hope that some of these tips work for you,
      -Meri



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      Kathy McHenry wrote Sep 15, 2008
    • I take a Benadryl every night so that if I do wake up during the night I can fall asleep again.

      I’ve always had a problem falling back asleep if I wake up after 1am. When my girls were teens they didn’t have a curfew, but they knew that if they didn’t get home by 1am on week nights, they had better find a place to sleep.  

      Once awake I would not fall asleep and would struggle the entire day at work.  Not once did they stay out all night, they were always home way before 1am. :)



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      Leeann wrote Sep 23, 2008
    • I have a real problem sleeping I am tired when I go to bed. I wake up all night long. I drink coffee in the morning to get myself awake. I would give anything to sleep all night.



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      Janet44 wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • I go to sleep at 9:00 and wake up at 3:00 or 4:00 worried and anxious waking my husband with my worry and anxiousness. I wish I didn’t wak up at 3 or 4.



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      Kathy McHenry wrote Sep 24, 2008
    • I also wake up at 3, 4, or 5. I hate it, but taking the Benadryl at least allows me to fall asleep again, except at 5.



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