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    Sleep, Weight, Productivity

    We keep hearing more all the time about the importance of getting enough restful sleep. My own near decade of sleep struggles, and accompanying weight-gain, make this NYTimes article all the more relevant. What sleep issues have you had?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/31/he...me&ref=general
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    honestly i get between 6-7hrs per night not 7-8 and it hasnt affected me. like with anything i think its all in the person

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    I was always a 7-hours-a-night sleeper, and agree we don't all fit this average, but regardless, I would bet most people are probably not getting enough restful sleep--especially young people.
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    I only get about 7 hours per night, and unless I prove to be hypoglycemic, I really am affected by it.
    I don't know what's going on, but I have trouble falling asleep, and wake up pretty early in the morning. My room is as dark as it can get, but I guess I could stop using my computer in the PM... didn't seem to affect me earlier, though.

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    I actually sleep less now. I used to sleep 10-12 hrs, now i only need maybe 7-8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bissen View Post
    I only get about 7 hours per night, and unless I prove to be hypoglycemic, I really am affected by it.
    I don't know what's going on, but I have trouble falling asleep, and wake up pretty early in the morning. My room is as dark as it can get, but I guess I could stop using my computer in the PM... didn't seem to affect me earlier, though.
    Download a free program that dims your PC screen at night so it's not as bright if you need to use it.
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    I sleep between 8 and 12 hours a day, and am always exhausted. It's a real struggle for me to crawl out of bed in the morning. I know it's affecting my weight loss, but unless I sleep outside I just can't seem to have a normal sleep schedule...

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    I have sleep apnea and probably had it from age 10 i think it has affected lots in my life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCO14 View Post
    Download a free program that dims your PC screen at night so it's not as bright if you need to use it.
    I have to leave the computer alone after about 10pm, or I'd be awake all night.
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    I've always been able to fall asleep in just a few minutes and not wake up unless the alarm or one of my dogs goes off. Doesn't matter if I'm on the computer, reading or even drinking coffee before bed, if I'm horizonal, I'm asleep - sound asleep.

    Not a morning person though. No matter if I went to sleep at 9:00 p.m. or 2:00 a.m., I feel like death on a biscuit for an hour or so when I do wake up. I've never understood the whole "wake up feeling refreshed" thing.

    I remember way back in grade school, when someone would say they missed yesterday because they woke up sick. I used to think, how can you tell? I wake up sick every morning; headache, stomach ache, stiff muscles and hating life. Couple hours later and it's all good. No change in that since going Primal either.

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