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Are you able to sleep at least 7.5 hours per day?

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Created December 31, 2011 at 9:02 AM

Are you able to sleep at least 7.5 hours per day?

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on January 01, 2012
at 03:32 AM

F.lux here too!

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on January 01, 2012
at 03:31 AM

I have also notice that when I have had something SAD, I will wake up after 3-4 hours and then have a hard time going back to sleep. (especially alcohol)

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on January 01, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I know, but there's no setting for that, so I have to click "Disable for an hour" repeatedly.

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on December 31, 2011
at 10:26 PM

yes! reading is key to helping me fall asleep. i look forward to reading for a good 30-45 min before falling asleep each night.

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on December 31, 2011
at 06:45 PM

Awesome JuBa!!!

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on December 31, 2011
at 05:57 PM

Since I started my B12 shots sleep has been weird but lots of energy so I'm anywhere between 2 and 9-10 hours. I know.. but so far no issues whatsoever. Healthy, no circles under eyes, workouts and normal day-to-day activities are not affected. Additionally, my apartment is very clean and I've been reading a ton.

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on December 31, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Since I started my B12 shots sleep has been weird but lots of energy so I'm anywhere between 2 and 11 hours. I know.. but so far no issues whatsoever. Healthy, no circles under eyes, workouts and normal day-to-day activities are not affected. Additionally, my apartment is very clean and I've been reading a ton.

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:38 PM

You can just disable f.lux when you get up!

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Me too! I read for a few minutes in bed (a lifelong habit and treat) then conk out.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:43 PM

I use F.lux as well, though sometimes I find it annoying (I wake up early ~5:30am in the morning and would rather be exposed to a bluish screen than not.) Also, if you've got an Android tablet, you can use the Aldiko ebook reader app as it lets you control brightness and set colors for day/night modes.

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on December 31, 2011
at 11:27 AM

Very Cool Cory!!!

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on December 31, 2011
at 11:24 AM

Yes, Ever since going up to 100 grams of carbs per day.

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F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:21 PM

Thoughts on if you are more productive with 9 hours of sleep and 2 less hours of working time vs the standard 7 hours or whatever the normal person gets, probably not feeling great but you have 2 extra hours?

I'm not sure how many hours of actual sleep I get but I'm definitely in bed for 9 or 10 hours. Takes me forever to wind down and go to bed even with gradually turning off all light and using f.lux, and no comp couple hours pre-bed exc.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 01, 2012
at 01:18 AM

I know, but there's no setting for that, so I have to click "Disable for an hour" repeatedly.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on December 31, 2011
at 02:43 PM

I use F.lux as well, though sometimes I find it annoying (I wake up early ~5:30am in the morning and would rather be exposed to a bluish screen than not.) Also, if you've got an Android tablet, you can use the Aldiko ebook reader app as it lets you control brightness and set colors for day/night modes.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on January 01, 2012
at 03:32 AM

F.lux here too!

F02990386b12528111740ad6279ba29d

(1363)

on December 31, 2011
at 04:38 PM

You can just disable f.lux when you get up!

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:21 PM

In the winter cold (NY) I'm getting 8.5-9.5 hours per day. In the summer in the same region I'll generally sleep less but rarely, if ever, less than 7.5 hours per day.

I slept soundly when I was VLC too but not as well as I do now, eating roughly 250-300 grams of carb per day from roots.

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:02 PM

I feel best with 9 hours, which is a pain because it takes up a lot of free time with sleep.

I can sleep for 13 hours if I want but I'm groggy the next day.

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5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

on December 31, 2011
at 04:10 PM

Absolutely! I've gotten to the point where no matter what time I fall asleep, I will wake up 8-8.5 hours later, without an alarm clock, without fail! Feel great when I wake up too :)

C796170f6af6f9b9afbf31f4550d1d84

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:37 PM

Me too! I read for a few minutes in bed (a lifelong habit and treat) then conk out.

5e6a6f5c0fd3ab048f81c0a500206f41

(956)

on December 31, 2011
at 10:26 PM

yes! reading is key to helping me fall asleep. i look forward to reading for a good 30-45 min before falling asleep each night.

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on December 31, 2011
at 03:45 PM

This is a great question... I had not thought of it. Last night I slept for 7 hours. I think that is pretty typical although I am in bed reading for 1-3 hours before going to sleep.

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:15 PM

Yep. I usually sleep like a baby. Taking time to relax helps, as well as does taking Magnesium before bed. And if I can't sleep, Valerian is a great help and available cheaply at Walmart or Walgreens.

I noticed that I feel best after 9.5 hours of sleep per night. Seems a little on the high side, but I guess that's just me.

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Yes. No specific supplements or foods are required.

On SAD, I slept in segments--2-3 hours, maybe 4 at a time. Within 2 weeks of getting off wheat and sugar, I found myself sleeping a solid block of 6-8 hours. When I wake up, I am alert and high energy and have to get up.

Once in a while I have an emotional day and I will have vivid dreams or wake up once or twice, but most nights I sleep through.

I get in bed with my Kindle and the TV on, but I set the sleep timer on the TV because I'm normally asleep within 15 minutes.

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on January 01, 2012
at 03:31 AM

I have also notice that when I have had something SAD, I will wake up after 3-4 hours and then have a hard time going back to sleep. (especially alcohol)

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on December 31, 2011
at 04:34 PM

Yeah, I think I pretty much get 8 hours on average. When I have a lot of work to do though it's more like 7... or if I'm stressed then I'll wake up alot or have trouble sleeping so I guess it can differ.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on December 31, 2011
at 02:48 PM

Sometimes I do, and sometimes, like a few days this week, I woke up super early and couldn't go back to sleep. Usually I sleep longer on weekends where I've had a stressful week, but I had this week off for vacation and I guess I don't need quite as much sleep now that the stressor is gone.

Work days, it's 9:30pm to bed and 5:30am wake.

Yesterday I woke up at 4:00am and didn't realize what time it was, and got a ton of things done in the morning and afternoon. Didn't affect me at all, except that I went to sleep earlier than normal. Weird.

This morning was almost the same, but I realized what time it was and forced myself to go back to sleep until 8:30am, but now I feel tired instead of energized, so maybe I don't need the extra sleep.

I thought it might be problematic and tried to add some carbs last night, but it hasn't had an effect on me. Maybe I do need to cut down on coffee, though I've got no trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, which are the usual effects of too much coffee.

Kinda confused about it. :)

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