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is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« on: November 15, 2012, 04:05:38 AM »
goddamn! shit! fuck!

i've only been able to get 5-6 hours of sleep each night for the past 6 weeks or so, and i'm fucking pissed about it, coz i firmly believe that 7-8 is ideal >:( >:( >:(

any sleep experts here that can shed some light on the ideal amount of sleep needed per night?

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 04:07:22 AM »
If you feel fine, then it is fine. Some people need their 8h or more, some don't.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 04:13:33 AM »
If you feel fine, then it is fine. Some people need their 8h or more, some don't.

but that's just your opinion brother, i'm looking for scientific FACT

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 04:21:16 AM »
but that's just your opinion brother, i'm looking for scientific FACT

No no, that's what I've read from sleep experts. I have sleep issues myself  :P

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 04:24:33 AM »
There's no set ideal amount of sleep. What is restful for one person isn't for another. You feel you're getting too little, then maybe you are. There are lots of tips out there for ensuring a better night's sleep; do some searching.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 04:26:41 AM »
Depends on you - sleep "around" and see how 5,6,7,8,9 whores hours feel like and where the sweet spot is.
I've slept from 6 to 15 hours and I believe in the 7-8 range... it's like with reps, anything goes but not really.
Absolute optimum would be added naps after food intake.
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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 04:34:45 AM »
7.5 to 8.5 works best for me.  I can only sleep 6, then I wake up hungry, stay up an hour, then crash again for another 1-2 hours when schedule allows.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 04:39:00 AM »
"The first thing experts will tell you about sleep is that there is no "magic number." Not only do different age groups need different amounts of sleep, but sleep needs are also individual. Just like any other characteristics you are born with, the amount of sleep you need to function best may be different for you than for someone who is of the same age and gender. While you may be at your absolute best sleeping seven hours a night, someone else may clearly need nine hours to have a happy, productive life."

http://www.sleepfoundation.org/article/how-sleep-works/how-much-sleep-do-we-really-need

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 04:47:20 AM »
but almost ALL "bodybuilding experts" agree that AT LEAST 7 hours are needed MINIMUM

and in fact, some even say that 10 hours is OPTIMUM :-\

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 04:48:53 AM »

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 04:53:45 AM »
but almost ALL "bodybuilding experts" agree that AT LEAST 7 hours are needed MINIMUM

and in fact, some even say that 10 hours is OPTIMUM :-\

Well you put them between "" so you already know what's up  ;)

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 04:55:04 AM »
I have to add that research says oversleeping, and oversleeping started at 8h+, is actually harmful, as in dying sooner among things.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 05:12:21 AM »
i get a good 7 hours of sleep a night.
just avoid caffeine and sugars late in the day and have some warm milk, it takes a while to settle in but when it does its worth it.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 05:23:57 AM »


dyck would get too hard and I couldnt sleep next to that unless i hulk smashed it   8)

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 05:47:58 AM »
Spike welcome back.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 05:48:35 AM »
There's no set ideal amount of sleep. What is restful for one person isn't for another. You feel you're getting too little, then maybe you are. There are lots of tips out there for ensuring a better night's sleep; do some searching.


Doesn't matter,he needs to ask 1,000 questions about it but not do anything about it.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 05:51:41 AM »
"Death. Multiple studies have found that people who sleep nine or more hours a night have significantly higher death rates than people sleeping seven to eight hours a night. No specific reason for this correlation has been determined. But researchers found that depression and low socioeconomic status are also associated with longer sleep. They speculate these factors could be related to the observed increase in mortality for people who sleep too much."

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/physical-side-effects-oversleeping

The 9 hours has been brought back to 8 hours or more FYI.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 06:04:03 AM »
and in fact, some even say that 10 hours is OPTIMUM :-\


who the hell would have time to sleep 10 hours a day  ???


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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2012, 06:04:43 AM »

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2012, 06:09:39 AM »

who the hell would have time to sleep 10 hours a day  ???


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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2012, 07:20:59 AM »
most studies have shown that less than 7 hours of sleep per day increases the risk of an earlier death overall

i do not sleep much either but force myself to get 50-60 hours per week no matter what... often i make up time on the weekend with a couple of naps

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2012, 07:27:33 AM »

Doesn't matter,he needs to ask 1,000 questions about it but not do anything about it.

This. Does this guy know how to do anything for himself?

every day he's got a new dumb question, what's next..."Question for Moen or DaVinci...what toothpaste do you studs use?"  ::)

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2012, 07:29:13 AM »
I need at least 7-8 hours. Anything less and I feel like ass.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2012, 07:29:53 AM »
Depends on you - sleep "around" and see how 5,6,7,8,9 whores hours feel like and where the sweet spot is.
I've slept from 6 to 15 hours and I believe in the 7-8 range... it's like with reps, anything goes but not really.
Absolute optimum would be added naps after food intake.


So you have time to sleep 15 hours, must be great living in your moms basement without any responsibilities get a life loser.

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Re: is 5-6 hours enough sleep?
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2012, 07:36:39 AM »
Anything less than 6 and i feel like shit. Anything more than 9 and i feel like shit. Also i try to go to sleep and wake up at the same range every night. Typically i'm asleep by 10:30pm and i wake up at 5:30 automatically. I don't even set an alarm anymore. 7-8 hours and i feel perfect in the morning.


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