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How much sleep do you need or have

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TrendyNannie6 Sun 06-Dec-20 23:07:37

I suppose I’m quite lucky really, I’m asleep within minutes of getting under the covers, I would say I have 7 hrs sleep every night, and don’t have to get up in the night to visit the bathroom, if I stop my last drink couple of hours before I go up to bed, I do have health probs too,

ImStillGood Tue 08-Dec-20 05:32:12


Coolgran65 Tue 08-Dec-20 06:38:33

It’s 6.40am and I’ve had 1.5 hours.

Nanniejude Tue 08-Dec-20 07:29:03

Would love a night of unbroken sleep unfortunately oh grunts and snores🐽🐷 all night! If he has a cold or been to the pub I make him sleep on the sofabed!

mokryna Tue 08-Dec-20 07:46:21

I rarely have a good night’s sleep, that is 7 uninterrupted hours. I go to bed about midnight hoping to fall asleep immediately wishful thinking, two or three hours later I am still listening to the radio. Is it only a man’s problem?

mokryna Tue 08-Dec-20 08:07:12

Woman’s problem

LadyBella Tue 08-Dec-20 21:00:49

Carly7 I love your idea of putting worries into a big sack. I'm going to try that.

EllanVannin Tue 08-Dec-20 22:46:25

Have you ever gone to bed and fallen asleep pretty well straight away, then wakened convinced it was morning ?
That happened to me last night and when I looked at the clock it was 01.30am. It felt as though I'd had a night's sleep and could willingly have done some housework, I was wide awake !

However, I toddled off to bed before the cats noticed and eventually got back to sleep. For a few times now I've felt as though I should be up, for reasons unknown, just hyped up.

maydonoz Wed 09-Dec-20 21:17:02

I normally have my last tea(decaff) at about 7pm, retire to bed about 10pm. I usually listen to radio(LBC) for about a half hour before I go to sleep. Apart from one or two loo visits I sleep through to about 6am, which is fine for me, considering DH is a great snorer! I guess it's like a background noise that I've grown accustomed to.

BlueSky Wed 09-Dec-20 21:50:41

Before I retired I would be asleep in matter of minutes through exhaustion and wouldn’t wake till 6.30am getting up time.
Now I still drop off quickly, after going to bed at 1am, but then I’m awake at around 4am, thinking about all my problems real and imaginary. If I’m cold I’ll go downstairs for a cup of a tea and I refill my hot water bottle. I then manage another couple of hours making it to about 5 hours, but I can always nap in the afternoon, oh the luxuries of retirement!

NainCC Sun 13-Dec-20 16:40:17

I've recently started using a cpap machine for sleep apnoea, diagnosed and all sorted remotely during the pandemic, and now sleep 7 hours or so compared to about 4 or 5 hours previously. So that must have been the reason for the poor sleep pattern, in case any of you may have the same situation.

KentEssex Tue 15-Dec-20 10:54:06

Insomnia for many years, so v interested in learning how others deal with waking around 3 and then having to take half a sleeping pill. Have tried all herbal remedies, and sometimes - bliss something works. Interested in this cpap machine, NairnCC - where can we learn more?

Greenfinch Tue 15-Dec-20 11:45:25

To get a CPAP machine you need to be referred to a sleep clinic at your local hospital by your GP and they will give you one if you have severe sleep apnoea. I have one and although it is helpful I rarely get more than four hours sleep often less but the quality of sleep is better and I dont feel so tired in the day.

M0nica Tue 15-Dec-20 20:03:39

DH's CPAP machine changed his life. I hd been telling him for years he had it, but you know what DH's can be like. Then he had a microsleep when driving. To his credit, he saw the GP immediately, when tested he breathing was at the extreme end of the scale.

Once he had his CPAP, after years of getting up at 9.00pm and constantly napping all day, he was up at 7.00am and awake all day. Cramped my style a bit, those mornings between 7.00 and 9.00am had become my 'me' time!

NainCC Wed 16-Dec-20 16:46:43

Yes I went through the GP too, because of snoring, just pre-Covid, but then everything with the sleep clinic was done by phone and courier, the testing machine was brought to me and I have help over the phone.