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How long does it take to 'fix' your sleep?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM

I am finally starting to get enough sleep lately - but I still feel incredibly tired throughout the day (and the bags under my eeyes definitely tell the story that I am tired). How long does it take to feel well rested again?

extra info: I have been sleeping poorly since my 6th month of pregnancy which was April 2009. By sleeping poorly I mean up every 2 hours (approx) all night. And now by sleeping well I mean I go to sleep ~9pm-9:30, get up at 11pm with toddler, back to sleep 15 min later, then back to sleep til 5:30-6am. T

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on April 25, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Car napping also results in police being called to make sure you're not dead. I've seen it happen. Just make sure to tilt your seat back! :)

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on April 25, 2011
at 06:33 PM

I am a terrible napper! I wake up more tired and crabby.

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on April 22, 2011
at 03:34 AM

oh i wish i could nap - i work full time, i suppose i could try to sleep on my lunchhour - but it's hard in the world of cubicles that i work in. I guess I'll just keep pushing my bedtime back - it's just hard, by the time we get our son to sleep at 7 it only leaves us a little bit of time to hang out.

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on April 21, 2011
at 07:16 PM

I know it takes me 1-2 weeks to fully recover from jet-lag or time zone changes.

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on April 21, 2011
at 07:15 PM

I sometimes nap in my car if I'm really ragged out. Naps rebalance sodium/potassium and other good stufz.

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on April 21, 2011
at 06:30 PM

Since having kids I have found that I require closer to nine hours of sleep for great function. It's also possible that the bags and fatigue are being caused by stress, or your sleep quality isn't high enough. Are you able to sleep in later? If not, perhaps go to bed a little earlier. 5 minutes at a time would make that easier. Another idea is to try and take a short (or long) afternoon nap. Do you stay home with your toddler? Take a nap together. Or snooze for 15 minutes on your lunch break. Napping really helps, especially when you can't really alter your night schedule. Again, try a nap.

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on April 22, 2011
at 03:34 AM

oh i wish i could nap - i work full time, i suppose i could try to sleep on my lunchhour - but it's hard in the world of cubicles that i work in. I guess I'll just keep pushing my bedtime back - it's just hard, by the time we get our son to sleep at 7 it only leaves us a little bit of time to hang out.

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on April 21, 2011
at 07:07 PM

When I was regularly playing video games and MMO's I wasn't getting enough sleep. I found that power napping during my lunch break at work did WONDERS for my cognitive abilities later in the day, whereas beforehand I would basically be in a funk any time after 2pm. Didn't help that I was only getting about 5-6 hours of sleep though.

I didn't really sleep, but just closed my eyes for about 20-30 minutes and layed on my office floor. Was pretty awesome.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 21, 2011
at 07:15 PM

I sometimes nap in my car if I'm really ragged out. Naps rebalance sodium/potassium and other good stufz.

922038b6c0ca6a051cc4858218931456

(392)

on April 25, 2011
at 07:21 PM

Car napping also results in police being called to make sure you're not dead. I've seen it happen. Just make sure to tilt your seat back! :)

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1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on April 25, 2011
at 06:21 PM

A lot of people nap in their cars on their lunch. I'm not a pro power-napper, but if you look it up I'm sure you could find tips to make the most of 10 minutes.

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on April 25, 2011
at 06:33 PM

I am a terrible napper! I wake up more tired and crabby.

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