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the friday five: sleep

1. How many hours of sleep do you like to get in a night?
On average 5-6 hours a night.  I've always been a night owl, and it doesn't seem to matter what my daily schedule is like or how early I have to get up, I feel my best and most productive at night.  However, on the weekends, with no plans and no alarm set I have been known to sleep 13-14 hours if given the opportunity.  Usually I have no choice in the matter, I wake up when woken, by alarm or person.

2. How many hours of sleep can you survive on indefinitely?
Overtime, especially while working in a corporate seeting, I've tried to adjust back up to something close to 7 or 8 hours, but it's not something I've ever been able to do long term.  And whne I'm not in a period of severe fibro fatigue (unlike now) I function just fine on those few hours, sometimes less.

3. Do you enjoy napping?
No.  But I am often not in control of when I fall asleep (especially in a car these days), and I've also learned to appreciate the use of them to get through the rest of a day (or night) when necessary.

4. The average amount of time it takes a person to fall asleep is seven minutes--do you tend to need more or less time than that?
Less.  Usually by the time I hit the pillow and am fully covered in blankets, I'm asleep.

5. If you were offered a pill that would enable you to sleep only two hours out of every twenty-four and remain fully functional, but you could never sleep more than that, would you take it?
Hells yes. In a heartbeat.  Listen, even if my day is nothing but television, video games and tumblr, I'd rather be awake than asleep. 

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trikstar
Jan. 12th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
I envy you! IF I can get to sleep at all it generally takes me HOURS to fall asleep. Even when I'm tired. My brain just doesn't shut down.
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