How Much Sleep Do You Get Daily?

Although sleep needs vary from person to person, generally, most healthy adults need no more than of 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. Take the poll below to share how many hours of sleep do you typically get each day? If you have tips for a good night's rest, please submit a comment.

How Much Sleep Do You Typically Get Each Day?

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Bonnie C February 26, 2014 at 9:33 am

I try to "catch up" on sleep during the weekends, but, lately, my weekends are as busy as my week-days (week-nights). So far this week (beginning this past Friday), I baked on Friday for a party on Saturday, attended the party on Saturday (farewell party for my daughter who is moving far away for a while), attended church on Sunday, attended a BSO performance on Sunday, went to dinner with friends on Sunday, dealt with a minor family crisis on Monday and attended a meeting on Tuesday. I will meet friends for dinner on Thursday, attend a BSO performance on Thursday (usually Thursdays are church choir rehearsal), and then the weekend begins all over again.

My weeks are not always this full, but I seldom have an entire week with NO extracurricular activities planned. At the very least a friend may call at the last minute to ask if I want to have dinner at one of the local restaurants. Most of this is "play" and not "work" but it still requires my time and attention, and frequently takes away from getting to bed earlier than 11 p.m. Since I need to be up no later than 7 a.m. to get to work on time, I almost never get a full 8 hours sleep.

But, I am enjoying life, and that is what counts!


Linda Goldston February 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

I would love to get more sleep but the work schedule and school does not allow it.


Janet Anderson February 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Watch for an Ask the Expert feature with Charlene Gamaldo, M.D., of Howard County General Hospital next week. You'll be able to submit questions for her response.


Savada Wellman February 24, 2014 at 2:24 pm

With a full time job and going to school part time, it can be hard to fit in a good night's sleep (6-8 hours). I'm trying to get myself into the habit of stopping everything I'm doing a half hour before I plan to go to bed, finished or not. That half hour will give me time to decompress from a long day.


Adrienne Washington February 24, 2014 at 12:06 pm

This is one of the issues I am working on because lack of sleep is truly impacting my performance both at work and school. On a good day I can squeeze in 6 hours of sleep, but that is very rare.


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