I am the same. I need at least 7, and 8 is good if I can get it.
I usually get about 5-not by choice-I am an insomniac and dont get to sleep till about 4am and then I am up by 9. I have tried all kinds of remedies, reading, soothing bath, warm milk, quiet room, radio on, dark room, eat, dont eat, ear plugs and ambien-nothing works, so I just resolved, long ago to live with it.
I have a hard time sleeping, so I'm not sure how many hours I sleep at night.
I try hard to get 8. It makes it rough on me if I don't. I have to sleep with pills every night or I wouldn't sleep. If I get 7, I can deal, less it is really bad.
7 hours of sleep is perfect for me. I take a combination of melatonin and benadryl (and supplements of potassium, magnesium, vit D, a B complex and MV) between 6 and 6:30 p.m. By 7 or 7:30 I am sufficiently drowsy and crawl in bed with my Kindle and read until I'm too drowsy to do so any longer - and that's usually by 8 or 8:30 pm. I wear a blindfold because it is still daylight outdoors at this time. My alarms start going off at 2:30 in the morning because my goal is to be up by 3:00. On the weekends, my alarms don't start until 4, with my goal of being up by 6 a.m. I enjoy hitting that snooze button!! lol. But on weekends, sometimes I'll end up with way more than 7 hours of sleep - anything more than 8 hours and it takes me a long time to feel awake! it's the weirdest thing but I know my body now so I try to stick to 7 hours but no more than 8. :o)
6 hr but need 7 no problem falling asleep but wake up by 5 am and cant go back.
about 6 and I am good to go
Not nearly enough. I'd say 6 is my average. I just can't make myself go to bed before midnight!
Ideally I would like to get 8 hours a night. Unfortunately I deal with insomnia and end up getting anywhere from 4 to 6 1/2 most of the time. Sometimes I can get 7 hours of sleep but it's always broken. I can fall asleep but can't stay asleep.
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