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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,

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

Woman’s problem

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?

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!

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

It’s 6.40am and I’ve had 1.5 hours.

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


Whitewavemark2 Tue 08-Dec-20 05:19:35

More than I’m getting at the moment!

Greenfinch Tue 08-Dec-20 04:06:39

Sorry! Having trouble with my laptop !

Greenfinch Tue 08-Dec-20 04:01:29

I can generally get to sleep but wake after a few hours feeling wide awake. I used to find knitting helped but I have run out of motivation any anyway it is too cold to get up.

Greenfinch Tue 08-Dec-20 04:01:29

I can generally get to sleep but wake after a few hours feeling wide awake. I used to find knitting helped but I have run out of motivation any anyway it is too cold to get up.

readalot Tue 08-Dec-20 01:52:33

I can go to bed tired out but as soon as my head hits the pillow I wake up. When I do manage to fall asleep I have to get up to go to the toilet. If I'm lucky I get about six hours a night.

Txquiltz Tue 08-Dec-20 01:48:54

ExD is my twin. After years of shift rotations at work, I think I “broke my sleeper”. I manage to sleep about 3 hours a night, in broken segments. I might get a 30 minute nap during the day. The doctor wants me to take 2 melatonin at bedtime. I think I could take two bottles of it and still not sleep.

MayBee70 Tue 08-Dec-20 01:22:00

My mum used to say that one hours sleep before midnight was worth two hours after and I think she was probably right but I don’t go to sleep till way after midnight. If I don’t get enough sleep I might as well not bother to get up at all as I can’t function properly. As for trips to the loo, I lose count. But why do I need to go to the loo more often in the night than the daytime??

Soniah Mon 07-Dec-20 22:13:40


Sawsage2 Mon 07-Dec-20 22:02:44

Bed around 2am, up around 10.30am. No prob.

Grandmama Mon 07-Dec-20 19:11:23

A maximum of 5 to 6 hours during which I wake maybe three times. I generally go straight to sleep then wake after an hour, then wake again after a couple more hours and I'm often awake by about 5am waiting for the alarm at 6am. Over the last few months the bags under my eyes have worsened. Would love a full night's sleep.

Shizam Mon 07-Dec-20 18:14:55

Wish I wasn’t a night owl. Exhausted at 6pm. Come 10/11pm, I’m wide awake. Getting to sleep is hard. Then next day, getting up is harder. I envy all of you who have a good sleep regime!