How many hours of sleep do you get per 24 hours, on average?

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Warrior
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I'm writing this partially because I'm about to get some myself, and also because I'm curious to see if the caffeinated tech-nerd stereotype apples to SW members.

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Posts: 154 | Registered: Monday, June 20 2005 07:00
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Hey, why no 24 option??

(I'm posting in my sleep)

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Posts: 1861 | Registered: Friday, February 11 2005 08:00
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I mostly get 5 or 6 hours of sleep during week days, and 10 during weekends. Though on vacation I get as little as 3 or 4 hours of sleep.
Posts: 1035 | Registered: Friday, April 1 2005 08:00
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I said nine, which may or may not be true. It's certainly possible, though, during the pre-work weeks of the glorious summer...

During the school year, of course, it's a different story - I averaged 4 hours at most during the weeks I kept track for health class. My teacher couldn't rememeber having a student with more hours of sleep debt than me. Speaking of sleep, it's 4:10 AM... g'night.

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Shaper
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I voted for three. I don't tend to sleep regularly, and that's just an average of all the sleep I had last week divided by seven. Usually I can go one or two days without sleep, but then have 8 or 9 hours in one go. Recently though, I've been sleeping after school, waking up at sixish and then staying awake.

None of that is caffeine related. It's probably a mental condition, but since it doesn't interfere with my grades, or my health in any (noticeable) way, I haven't seen a doctor. It does have one great side effect though - really vivid, lucid dreams.

An interesting sidenote - Margaret Thatcher used to get just 4 hours a night!

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Posts: 2864 | Registered: Monday, September 8 2003 07:00
Agent
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Originally written by SupaNik:

It's probably a mental condition,
This is called poor will-power, you let this happen to yourself.
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but since it doesn't interfere with my grades, or my health in any (noticeable) way, I haven't seen a doctor.
It has bad effects in the long run, I suggest you train yourself to a regular sleep pattern.
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It does have one great side effect though - really vivid, lucid dreams.
This could definately be a bad sign.

I'm pretty sure that teens are supposed to sleep 8 hours a day, adults 7 (these numbers might be wrong), so the poll results look pretty good.

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Posts: 1112 | Registered: Friday, July 19 2002 07:00
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Actually, there are documented cases of people who have completely gone without sleep for years and suffered no ill effects. I recall a story about a 63 year-old Ukrainian who hasn't slept in 20 years.

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Mind you, most such people have pre-existing, identifiable brain abnormalities.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
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Point. But that's not to say that SupaNik doesn't! :P

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I keep a 28-hour day when I'm not doing anything noteworthy, so how many hours of sleep I get in any given 24 hours varies heavily.

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I sleep about 9 hours (on a good week-day), 7 on a bad week-day, and 11 on a good weekend, random otherwise…

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I have a fabulous job which lets me sleep until 8.30 every day! Unfortunately though, I still have to work weekends. (The joys of running a betting shop)

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I get around six or seven a night, with a couple hours tucked into afternoon naps.

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Shock Trooper
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It seems that the poll results end up between 6-8 hours, which is about right. I get around seven hours of sleep on a good night. If I don't feel sleepy, around 4-5 hours.

I wonder what's the world record for a person to stay awake...

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Warrior
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It varies some weeks I get about 10hrs others I get about 4hrs so I just voted 7hrs

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Posts: 61 | Registered: Sunday, September 14 2003 07:00
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I typically get around 7 hours, but sometimes less, depending on whether I have anything better to do than sleep.

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Other than people with 'total insomnia,' the longest time awake I found was 260 hours.

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Shock Trooper
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Wow! That's almost like what...260/24 = about 10.83 days or roughly 11 days.

So this is just a normal person, right? This person didn't take any medications of excesive caffine to stay awake?

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Posts: 220 | Registered: Monday, July 11 2005 07:00
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I suspect they would have. I wouldn't think that would bias the results too much (although I'm not the biologist round here) as I can't imagine that even a near lethal dose of caffeine would help you so much after a week without sleep.

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Since it was an official world record attempt, I'm not entirely sure he would have been allowed caffeine, and certainly not anything stronger. There's an encyclopaedia at my university's biomedical library that gave a great rundown of the record attempt, including details of the various methods he used to stay awake, but I won't have access to it until I go back to uni in a couple of weeks. If anyone else happens to have a copy of the Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming, take a look at the entry on sleep deprivation for me.

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I get about seven hours of sleep on average during week nights, always intending to get to bed earlier. In order to feel rested, I generally need about eight-and-a-half. Whether I feel rested though seems to have little effect on how I function, with the exception of my running performance.
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Apprentice
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I get about 7, but always feel tired. It takes extended physical effort to force myself out of my bed.

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Shaper
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I sleep about seven or eight hours on a typical day. I'll wake up (without an alarm) at 7:00 AM no matter how much or little sleep I've had. Last night I went to bed a 2:00 AM, so I got five hours.

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Well the problem is staying awake for too long will eventually kill you...

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I generally get anywhere from five to seven hours of sleep on weeknights, depending on when I have to wake up for school or whatever. On weekends, I can usually manage nine or ten hours. More than ten hours of sleep gives me a woozy feeling that usually lasts the entire day. Just can't manage to shake it off. Less than five hours of sleep turns me into a bit of a goof for a while, and later a quiet, sullen chap waiting for a chance to sleep more.

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