Monday, July 23, 2012
How Much Sleep Do You Get?
I'm curious about the amount of sleep people get and feel rested.
I know "they" change their minds every few years about how much sleep you need and whether or not sleep deprivation will kill you (maybe, eventually). I've heard a wide range of people talk about the amount of sleep they get, and it all seems to vary.
My brother can sleep for 6 hours and be ready to conquer the day. My twin brother can sleep for 8 hours and still be tired.
Time of night you went to sleep and when you woke up also seems to be a huge factor, at least for me personally. I can go to sleep at 11, wake up at 8 and feel awesome. Going to bed at 10, and getting up at 7 leaves me feeling more tired. I am not a morning person, in any sense of the word, and from high school until right now I've worked jobs that required me to be there late at night, and thus, sleep in.
Now that the baby is getting up for the day around 8, it's a huge adjustment.
So despite the baby sleeping better through the night, I still feel tired. Not as soul-crushing-I-am-going-to-die tired, but still more tired than I did before the baby. Even if I go to bed early, and sleep for ten hours until the baby gets up, I still feel tired. It's extremely annoying. I know part of it is, again, I'm not used to getting up at 8 (or earlier if that's when the baby decides he's up for the day), but I still feel like I should be feeling more rested by now.
I know I have a huge sleep debt to make up, and I am busybusybusy during the day, so that doesn't help...
So I was wondering: how much sleep do you get? How well rested do you feel? Does time of day affect you at all?