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How much sleep should I get daily?

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Anonymous
July 14th, 2016 8:47pm
About 6-8 hours. Really it varies as someone people can survive just on 6 hours sleep a day while others can only survive on 8 hours a day.
HelpWisely
July 15th, 2016 12:47pm
6-7 hours is recommended so that your body and mind will get enough time to rest and be rejuvenated.
bubblykat
July 16th, 2016 5:17pm
I would say this all depends on your body clock. Most adults need 7-9 hours to feel refreshed for the day.
helpingKiddo
July 17th, 2016 4:43pm
Sleep requirements differ from person to person, on an average a person need to sleep 6 to 7.5 hours per night to function properly!
wonderousSugar31
July 23rd, 2016 6:45am
recommended sleep for the average person is eight hours. getting enough sleep helps your mentality and your wellbeing.
FluffyCottonSheep
July 24th, 2016 2:34pm
It really matters on how much you normally sleep. you're the expert on you! But i would recommend at least 7 hours to 9 hours
charlieparlie
July 28th, 2016 12:51am
You should aim to get 7-8 hours, however it's not as simple as that. you should aim to have a regular sleeping pattern and the best way to do that is to wake up at the same time every day
Gracey
July 28th, 2016 10:13pm
I suppose everyone requires different amounts of sleep. It can depend on how heavy you sleep etc and if you nap. it is suggested that you should have around 8 hours of sleep a night.
Pleiades924
July 29th, 2016 7:23pm
The National Sleep Foundation says, "Sleep needs vary across ages and are especially impacted by lifestyle and health. To determine how much sleep you need, it's important to assess not only where you fall on the "sleep needs spectrum," but also to examine what lifestyle factors are affecting the quality and quantity of your sleep such as work schedules and stress." You can visit their website to see a chart outlining recommended hours of sleep.
Believer77
July 31st, 2016 1:29pm
7 - 8 hrs Depends on person but laying bed breathing calm clearing ur mind is good if u can't sleep.
Aster17
July 31st, 2016 7:08pm
Sleep is very important and it is said that if you sleep less that seven hours a day your life span decreasses
Anonymous
August 3rd, 2016 11:50am
Six to eight hours usually, but every being is different and some need more, some need less. Sleeping a lot could be a sign of loneliness- there is a lot our sleeping schedule could tell us if you scanned it.
Lokrath
August 4th, 2016 4:45pm
They say the average teenager needs at least 6 hours of sleep, and the average adult needs about 7 hours. But this varies from person to person, there's no textbook answer. In the end I guess it depends on how much sleep you feel like you need to be well rested.
GentleWaves
August 4th, 2016 7:15pm
Not too much and neither too little I would say... :) aiming at the right amount your body needs to be most functional at all levels, mind included. Observe yourself in a specific period and notice what suits you best. I personally find it is not always the same amount of time. Everyone might have different needs, so someone might feel ok with 6 hours, another one with 8, yet a third one would need more... it depend also, I think, on what kind of daily routine you are having, what job what mental and physical activities you are doing, context of living (light amount, noise, ...) and habits, health (hormone imbalances that might affect sleep, sleep issues related to other problems such as pains, depression, anxiety, nightmares..., quality of sleep, etc.)... no immediate answer of a right amount of time, but lots of factors to consider
Anonymous
August 6th, 2016 10:57am
Around 8 hours of sleep should be good. Your body needs that amount of rest and also rejuvenates your mind and you feel fresh.
Sparklies
August 7th, 2016 10:56pm
Sleep is as important as eating and drinking water! The amount you should get varies from person to person, but for most people, a good night's sleep is between 7-9 hours.
PinkButterfly30
August 10th, 2016 12:51pm
You should get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Getting sleep is so important, it will make u look and feel more alive trust me, u sleep 4 hours everyday it will show in the future bags under your eyes and everything else, so get a good night sleep.
Zazyman32
August 11th, 2016 9:47am
I get 9 hours sleep daily, however I know people who can function perfectly with only 5 hours of sleep. It depends on how your body wants to function with it's body clock, and the amount of sleep you need can't be changed. Try to wake up at the same time everyday with an alarm, and then just sleep when you feel tired.
BronaghC
August 12th, 2016 1:09pm
Most people say 8-9 hours is ideal. It ranges from ages/ the type of people. 12 to 18 years olds = 8.5 - 10 hrs // Adults (18+) = 7.5 - 9 hrs a day. Personally, it varies. It seems I only need about 5-7hrs and I will still feel great the next day. That may be the same for others. Trust me, do this sometimes but it is still needed to get at least 7 hours of sleep, in the long run. Even if you feel on top of the world the next day when you're running on 5 hrs of sleep. Things could be happening in your brain that you're not aware of. So again in the long run, honestly try and get the recommended hours of sleep aka 7.5-10hrs.
Anonymous
August 14th, 2016 9:02am
About ten hours, though it often depends on your age. Younger people need more sleep, while older people need less.
KathiTy99
August 14th, 2016 11:18pm
You should get 8-9 hours of sleep daily, because if you get less hours , your body is not regenerated enough and your concentration skills are lower than normal.
lovingLynx89
August 17th, 2016 12:33am
As much as you believe that your body and activity allow for it and make you feel healthy. You are the expert on you and know what works best for you.
ComfortingForest
August 19th, 2016 3:28pm
Depending on your age, if you are a teenager you should be getting more then 8 hours of sleep a night, but if you are an adult you should be getting around 8 hours of sleep.
BigGreenCat
August 20th, 2016 7:01pm
Whatever is natural for you really. Some people sleep a little some people sleep a lot. If your sleepinf is interfering with your life maybe try getting up earlier
Anonymous
August 20th, 2016 10:58pm
As a teenager you should at least get 8 hours of sleep. As an adult 7 - 8 hours are necessary. But sometimes the quality of your sleep is way more important than the quantity!
justheretohelpyou
August 21st, 2016 1:38am
It depends on your age, but 8+ hours sleep is the suggested minimum for an adult, the younger a person is, the more sleep they should be getting, this should all be in one block, and not broken up into little naps, there is a cycle the brain has to go through to get the proper benefits from sleep, if the sleep is disturbed, this can't happen and this is when sleep deprivation sets in.If you are struggling to get the right amount of sleep I suggest seeing a doctor. :D
Anonymous
August 21st, 2016 9:54pm
The average amount of sleep any teen or adult should get is 8 hours, however it can be different for many people. Though a person should get no less than 5 or 6 hours of sleep.
Shhh123
August 21st, 2016 10:09pm
You should normally get about eight hours of sleep per night but if not eight then you could limit yourself to like six hours of sleep
UniqueHeart
August 25th, 2016 12:43am
Depends on how old you are. Adults generally need around 7 - 9 hours of sleep to feel sated. Children need longer.
Ency
August 25th, 2016 2:08am
It really depends on how old you are and what type of body you have. Generally though 8 or 9 hours is preferable.