Monday, November 8, 2010

~CAE.II on Sleep~

I have always been one of those people that constantly thinks about the number of hours they will sleep long before they actually even drift off into a slumber. Ever since I saw an article last year talking about 1.5 hour sleep cycles, I have always tried to get 6, 7.5, or 9 hours of sleep. These always seem to make me the happiest, which 7.5 rating the absolute best, and 9 & 6 leaving me with a tired feeling for just the first few minutes of waking. Is this because I read this article and I am just getting placebo effect, or is this research actually legit?? What is the best number of sleep-hours for my followers and readers??


Also... Does anyone ONLY and I mean ONLY dream with they a)nap or b)fall asleep again after waking up?? It seems like it is an undocumented phenomenon, but it seems to happen to me (and a few of my friends) all the time!!


Sleep is such an interesting subject... (:

29 comments:

  1. i never lknow when it will hit me again. sometimes i dream for ages , sometimes not.

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  2. Same here, although I do tend to dream a lot more when napping. And yeah, more than 8 hours of sleep and I feel like crap when I get up.

    NO bueno.

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  3. The trick is to wake up during stage 1 sleep. If you're having lots of trouble waking up at the sound of the alarm you were probably in stage 4 (very deep sleep). Each sleepcycle takes about 90 minutes, so try to work backwards in 90 minute steps from the moment the alarm will sound to find a good time to go to bed.

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  4. don't mess with your sleep cycle :P

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  5. I sleep three hours for every six. Works for me, as I live and work at home. Easy.

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  6. I sleep maybe seven hours per day. I hope that's healthy. and maybe you just remember dreams more after a short nap.

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  7. I just sleeep about 6hours per night...sometimes i get damned tired cuz that

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  8. I aim to get 8hrs of sleep every night but always end up getting more because I just can't wake up after 8hrs... Fail. By the way, thanks for checking out my blog! Be sure to follow! Thanks :)

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  9. Waking up at the end of a cycle makes me feel great.

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  10. i sleep 8 hours a day , i think i am modarete human being

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  11. 6 is usually the magic number for me. Dream wise i always do. been lucid for some time.

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  12. well i sleep 4-5 hours
    sometimes i wake up all broken and sometimes i wake up and dont feel like i slept...

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  13. I hardly ever remember my dreams, unless I fall back asleep. I'm sure there's something going on there.

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  14. I do this every night and try to get 7.5. I seem to overanalyze everything.
    I just stumbled upon your blog, gonna follow for sure

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  15. Yeah, I only dream when I nap, or when I fall asleep after waking up. I might try those cycles...

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  16. If you like sleep and dreaming, go see Inception, it will blow u away :)

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  17. I usually get about 4 hours a night. I used to dream no matter how much I got, but the past month i've had to get at least 6+ to dream, unless I wake up and go back to sleep. Strange.

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  18. The reason you think you only dream, when you wake up and fall asleep again, is because you don't remember the dreams you had when you slept.

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  19. I don't really hav emuch of a constant sleep schedule--but I do the same as you, as far as it involves thinking about how much sleep I'm going to get long before i pass out.

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  20. interesting..I want a new post..:)

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  21. My sleep is determined by the work schedule unfortunately.

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  22. I sleep about 4-5 hours during the week. It's impossible for me to get more than that unless its the weekend. Weekends I yield about 9 or 10 hours of sleep (booze helps)

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  23. You guys have a lot of good thoughts, tips, and input, thanks a lot!!! Loving it!!

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