What are your preferred sleeping hours?

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What are your preferred sleeping hours?--Al

-- Al Schroeder (al.schroeder@nashville.com), September 06, 2000


I was a natural born night owl, through my working life I worked so many, many different shifts that sleep can come to me when I am tired. Staying asleep depends on my quirky aches

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), September 07, 2000.

Midnight to 4 a.m. I'm notorious for weird sleep habits. The up side of sleeping as irregularly as I do is that I rarely have problem with jet lag. My body has never developed a routine for sleep. It just accepts it when it gets it and is grateful. I've never been one who could lounge about in bed. When I'm awake, I've got to be up and doing. I sleep so little that if I toss and turn for 10 seconds, I call it "insomnia."

-- Bev Sykes (basykes@dcn.davis.ca.us), September 07, 2000.

Between 5a.m. until past noon, without a doubt. I really need to go back to high school and tell my old teacher's that I became a teacher. They would probobly die of shock, since I'm pretty sure I dozed through about 60% of high school. In my old town people imagined me growing up to be a 3rd shift GM worker more than a teacher.

-- AJ (joijoijoi@hotmail.com), September 07, 2000.

I usually sleep between 3:00 AM and 6:30 AM. For years I have claimed that I don't need much sleep -- that I function better on three hours of sleep. Just call me a night-owl.

-- Meghan (meghlcl@aol.com), September 07, 2000.

I'm normally a morning person, but I think there's an epidemic of sleepiness going around. I can't wake up. I can't stay awake in the evening, either. But I also can't stay asleep all night, waking up over and over all night long. I've been late to work every day this week, because I just can't get up. My preferred sleeping hours? How about 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m.? Not gonna work, because I've gotta leave for work by 7:00... I'd truly like to work from, like, 9:00 - 1:00, then get the heck out of there and have a life! But that's just because I hate my job.

-- Sunshyn (sunshyndream@aol.com), September 07, 2000.

I seem to sleep best from ca 2AM to 8:30 AM. If I go to sleep before midnight, I may wake up in the middle of the night feeling terrible. If I sleep in too long, I get a headache and feel very tired (typically after dreaming about some complicated piece of magic).

-- Magnus Itland (itlandm@netcom.no), September 07, 2000.

In college - ultimate night owl - going to bed around 4am, waking at noon. Twas the life.

Nowadays, I am miserable around 11pm, because all I want to do is sleep. I go to bed around 12am, sleep like a LOG until 7am, until I start my day.

On weekends, I sleep in until 9am. How risque!

-- Claire (claire@blueletters.net), September 07, 2000.

I used to stay up late and be able to sleep in (on weekends anyway). Now I can rarely sleep past 9, even when I nothing to do. It kind of sucks because I don't do well on under 7 hours of sleep. So, I usually get in bed around 11, but it's around midnight till I fall asleep. It's rare that I sleep through the night without having to get up to go to the bathroom, and since that often happens around 5 or 6, it always takes me a while to get back to sleep. Once asleep, however, I sleep like the dead. I have been known to sleep through smoke alarms, burglar alarms & earthquakes. Yeah, I know these aren't necessarily good things. :)


-- ally (ally3223@aol.com), September 07, 2000.

My preferred sleeping hours are from 2:00 am to 9:00 am, but I'm seldom allowed to do that. I mean, I get to sleep on time, but wake up way too early.

-- Mark K. Brown (kickaha23@aol.com), September 07, 2000.

Just name an hour, any hour, and I can fall asleep like a cat. My favorite luxury is taking a nap on the weekends. I usually go to sleep around 11:30 at night, and if it's the weekend, I sleep until about 9:00. If it's raining, I'll probably never get out of bed, because I love to snuggle under the covers and listen to the rainfall. If it's really snowy and cold, I like to turn on the electric blanket and doze longer. I love my bed. It's a big california king on a platform, with colorful quilts and flannel sheets (I live in Alaska, remember?)I usually have a cat or two curled up along side me, which makes me sleep longer, too.

-- Planet Earth (imagine@industrial-ideas.com), September 08, 2000.

I am a night-lover. I'll stay up most nights untill around 5-6am, and I feel fully refreshed if I sleep untill around Midday - 1pm. I sleep usually uninterupted, I don't wake up, and I am very comfortable. I love the feeling, people getting up, I'm going to bed, its a lot of fun, weird huh? :-)

-- Jeremy (jtripp@dingoblue.net.au), December 05, 2000.

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