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(Yahoo)   The latest thing that is considered hazardous and will kill us all: Eight hours of sleep   (yahoo.com) divider line 121
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2014-07-23 12:03:11 AM  
Oh fark off. I get cranky if I don't get ten.
 
2014-07-23 12:08:41 AM  
I would kill to get even 6 hours of sleep nightly. Damned lucky if I get 4 hours. :/
 
2014-07-23 12:15:56 AM  
I seem to do well enough getting ~5hrs on most nights and ~7hrs on weekends and holidays. Granted I'm sure I'm doing more than my fair share to keep coffee growers, roasters, grinders, and shops in business and prospering. ;)
 
2014-07-23 12:37:01 AM  
Thanks, news media. Let me know when three balanced meals a day and regular exercise cause AIDS.
 
2014-07-23 12:42:13 AM  
Maybe there's higher mortality and morbidity in the 8+ range because sick people are more tired.

Have you thought about that, Center for Dimwitted Conjectures?
 
2014-07-23 12:46:52 AM  
Knew one of those freaks who only needed a few hours sleep a night.  Most nights were 3, if he was really tired 4 hours.  Always got good grades in school, since in addition to being smart, he had all sorts of extra time to fill in the middle of the night when there was nothing on the TV (this was pre-Internet), so he would do extra credit and whatnot to keep busy.
 
2014-07-23 01:00:29 AM  
I generally run my best on 5-6 hours. I broke habit, and stayed up last weekend on a marathon reading session to finish a damn book, and was up until 6am or so, and wound up sleeping until nearly 7:45pm, and given the extended sunlight, didn't realize how late it was until I checked the clock after getting some coffee. I went to bed again at my usual 1am or so, and was up by 6am the next day.

I sleep as long as my body deems fit. Sometimes it's longer, sometimes it's less. There's enough to do that if I do wake up, it's not some mass tragedy that I "lost" time somewhere. And if I sleep in, that's not exactly a terrible thing either--though at this point, 7am is considered "sleeping in"...
 
2014-07-23 02:06:50 AM  
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers (we're looking at you, Hillary Clinton)

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2014-07-23 04:01:09 AM  
Sleep is for the weak
 
2014-07-23 05:54:28 AM  
I absolutely cannot stand correlation "studies," especially ones that require disclaimers like this in the articles describing them:  Still, doctors caution against scaring folks away from sleeping longer, pointing out that self-reported sleeping patterns from the various studies could be inaccurate, and that, depending on factors including age, state of health and genetics, optimal sleep time can vary with each individual.
 
2014-07-23 05:58:27 AM  
Should I sleep with my bike in the bed? How about a salad? If I sleep but I dream that I'm drinking coffee, will my toe still hurt?
 
2014-07-23 06:15:57 AM  
My night terrors are HEALTHY.

/not really
 
2014-07-23 06:19:18 AM  
FTFA: "Daniel F. Kripke, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego"

I taught Kwipky was a physicist.
 
2014-07-23 06:20:42 AM  
If I don't get my 8 hours, I'm not a very happy person. Thankfully, I work construction, so I can get away with it. If I were sitting at a desk, I'd end up falling asleep. If I'm taking steroids, then I can deal with a lot less sleep.
 
2014-07-23 06:21:13 AM  
Honestly, I need about 8 hrs to feel fully rested. Five is my minimum. Anything less I start to have problems staying awake.
 
2014-07-23 06:21:14 AM  
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers

Least I can sleep at night.
 
2014-07-23 06:26:03 AM  
What I want to know is why I can go to bed at midnight and wake up at 7:30am for work and be exhaustedly tired, but on the weekend I'll go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 7:30am and be as fresh as a daisy!
 
2014-07-23 06:26:07 AM  
I used to be able to get by on four or five, then I hit thirty and eight is the minimum. If I don't set an alarm I'll sleep ten and actually wake up not feeling tired.
 
2014-07-23 06:29:10 AM  
I'm usually getting about 6-7 when I have to get up for work in the evening, though sometimes much less if I can't get comfortable.  On my nights off work, I'll not set an alarm, and I'll sleep 12-14 hours.
 
2014-07-23 06:30:27 AM  
I get between 4-6 hours on average week nights, but I tend to get a lot of sleep on the weekends to make up for it. I need the rest and one study isn't going to convince me otherwise.
 
2014-07-23 06:30:27 AM  
I'll live forever!!
 
2014-07-23 06:31:08 AM  

Slaxl: What I want to know is why I can go to bed at midnight and wake up at 7:30am for work and be exhaustedly tired, but on the weekend I'll go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 7:30am and be as fresh as a daisy!


I'm guessing an alarm goes off on the weekdays?
You probably disrupt your REM cycle on the weekdays and on the weekends just wake up out of habit at a low point in your sleep cycle.

Do you remember a lot of dreams 1st thing? It's a sign you were in deep sleep when you woke up.
 
2014-07-23 06:33:35 AM  

mike_d85: My night terrors are HEALTHY.

/not really


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-23 06:37:09 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Sleep is for the weak


plenty of time to sleep when you are dead. i wake up at 4 am every morning for a military style march for 5km, do 1000 push ups, and then return to my domicile to prepare for a hard day of work, looking for work. then, after 9am, i proceed to searching the internet for potential vessels for my sacred seed, so that we may enlargen the population of our holy community.
 
2014-07-23 06:37:57 AM  
My wife cannot sleep during the week. Does marathon days/nights. Her workload is so much, she feels compelled to bring it home.
Last weekend she slept from Friday evening til Monday morning. Only waking to pee and snack. Makes me sad for her.

I'm finding more than seven makes me feel like doo-doo.
 
2014-07-23 06:38:02 AM  
8 hours sleep. Now THAT'S a dream. I haven't set an alarm in years because anything more than 5-6 hours just ain't happening.
 
2014-07-23 06:38:42 AM  

Badgers: mike_d85: My night terrors are HEALTHY.

/not really

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2014-07-23 06:40:19 AM  
Wife had a baby two weeks ago. Thanks for saving our lives, baby!

/would punch all those CEO's, politicians and other high achievers for 5 hours of sleep.
 
2014-07-23 06:42:16 AM  

mike_d85: Slaxl: What I want to know is why I can go to bed at midnight and wake up at 7:30am for work and be exhaustedly tired, but on the weekend I'll go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 7:30am and be as fresh as a daisy!

I'm guessing an alarm goes off on the weekdays?
You probably disrupt your REM cycle on the weekdays and on the weekends just wake up out of habit at a low point in your sleep cycle.

Do you remember a lot of dreams 1st thing? It's a sign you were in deep sleep when you woke up.


Yeah, always remember my dreams, though the memory fades rapidly if I don't concentrate on it.

Aside from getting flexible morning hours so I don't need an alarm, what can I do to cause less disruption to my REM?
 
2014-07-23 06:42:24 AM  
Is the cart moving forward? You might have horse pushing it from behind!

Oh journalists, why so stupid?

And this isn't the only news source that gets this backwards. The sleep doctors I work for have repeatedly said "If you're sleeping more than 7 hours, chances are you have a sleep disorder, which is linked to health problems. Then the news outlets say "SLEEPING TOO LONG KILLS YOU!"
 
2014-07-23 06:49:21 AM  
imageshack.com

 Um, 7 to 8 hours of sleep and then another 4 hours after breakfast.
 
2014-07-23 06:49:30 AM  
"Glut of research"

Give me a list of titles and a systematic review.

Idiots.
 
2014-07-23 06:52:37 AM  
misadventuresinshopping.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-23 06:53:42 AM  
You gotta die of something.  Might as well die fed and well-rested.
 
2014-07-23 06:57:59 AM  

Slaxl: Aside from getting flexible morning hours so I don't need an alarm, what can I do to cause less disruption to my REM?


I've seen some watches?  I think there are apps too... that track your cycle and wake you gently at the optimum time close to before your alarm would wake you.  So you might wake up 20 minutes before your alarm, but you'll feel better.

Then there's this website.

I don't know if any of it works, I'm good on four hours, so I've never had to try any of this stuff.
 
2014-07-23 06:58:39 AM  

some_beer_drinker: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Sleep is for the weak

plenty of time to sleep when you are dead. i wake up at 4 am every morning for a military style march for 5km, do 1000 push ups, and then return to my domicile to prepare for a hard day of work, looking for work. then, after 9am, i proceed to searching the internet for potential vessels for my sacred seed, so that we may enlargen the population of our holy community.


Well for me,  In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

But your routine seems pretty decent too.
 
2014-07-23 07:01:10 AM  
I only sleep 8+ if I'm trying to catch up from a day I got very little sleep. I'll wake up in about 6 hours without an alarm if I've been sleeping well.
 
2014-07-23 07:11:37 AM  
The Big Sleep?
 
2014-07-23 07:12:57 AM  
I haven't slept since 1972. I'm gonna live forever. Suckers!
 
2014-07-23 07:14:49 AM  

mamoru: I seem to do well enough getting ~5hrs on most nights and ~7hrs on weekends and holidays. Granted I'm sure I'm doing more than my fair share to keep coffee growers, roasters, grinders, and shops in business and prospering. ;)


You should try Columbia's other cash crop
 
2014-07-23 07:15:39 AM  
I'm fed up with the people who "only sleep [some number way under 8] hours a night and feel great!" types.

They are like vegans.
Or gluten-free people.
Or people who don't own TVs.


Think the new person you just meet might [be vegan]|[be gluten-free]|[not own a TV]|[only sleep 3 hours a night and feel great]?  Don't worry, you'll know in 5 minutes.
 
2014-07-23 07:22:43 AM  
I only sleep 3 hours a night and feel great! I attribute this to my vegan, gluten-free diet and the fact that I don't own TV.
 
2014-07-23 07:27:47 AM  

taurusowner: some_beer_drinker: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Sleep is for the weak

plenty of time to sleep when you are dead. i wake up at 4 am every morning for a military style march for 5km, do 1000 push ups, and then return to my domicile to prepare for a hard day of work, looking for work. then, after 9am, i proceed to searching the internet for potential vessels for my sacred seed, so that we may enlargen the population of our holy community.

Well for me,  In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.

But your routine seems pretty decent too.


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Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?
 
2014-07-23 07:29:19 AM  

GDubDub: I'm fed up with the people who "only sleep [some number way under 8] hours a night and feel great!" types.

They are like vegans.
Or gluten-free people.
Or people who don't own TVs.


Think the new person you just meet might [be vegan]|[be gluten-free]|[not own a TV]|[only sleep 3 hours a night and feel great]?  Don't worry, you'll know in 5 minutes.


Or people who do CrossFit. Don't get me wrong, CrossFit is a great workout program (though some gyms emphasize the competitive aspects too much to the detriment of safety) and I have tried it myself. But anytime you get a group of people together who are into exercise, if there's a CrossFit zealot around he will make his presence known quickly. It makes me wonder if when you start going to a gym for a decent amount of time they don't actually tell the members to go out a proselytize.
 
2014-07-23 07:30:51 AM  

Lsherm: I absolutely cannot stand correlation "studies," especially ones that require disclaimers like this in the articles describing them:  Still, doctors caution against scaring folks away from sleeping longer, pointing out that self-reported sleeping patterns from the various studies could be inaccurate, and that, depending on factors including age, state of health and genetics, optimal sleep time can vary with each individual.


I know! The whole field of epidemiology kicked off in the 1960s with a correlation suggesting smoking was bad for you.

What a load of rubbish that turned out to be!
 
2014-07-23 07:31:59 AM  

Fano: The Big Sleep?


Dirt nap?
 
2014-07-23 07:32:27 AM  
Next week: anything less than ten and you'll spontaneously combust.
 
2014-07-23 07:34:30 AM  

SuburbanSound: Wife had a baby two weeks ago. Thanks for saving our lives, baby!

/would punch all those CEO's, politicians and other high achievers for 5 hours of sleep.


Hang in there. Things usually start getting more sensible around 12 weeks. It'll feel like an age, but you'll get there...

/ in about 10 weeks
// I was told there would be no math.
 
2014-07-23 07:36:54 AM  

SuburbanSound: Wife had a baby two weeks ago. Thanks for saving our lives, baby!

/would punch all those CEO's, politicians and other high achievers for 5 hours of sleep.


Your wife's the one who had the baby... Why is she making this *your* problem?
 
2014-07-23 07:41:56 AM  
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers (we're looking at you, Hillary Clinton) may only need an insane three to five hours of sleep a night

That explains a great deal about their decisions.
 
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