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    How many hours do you sleep?

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    I'm curious how much you guys sleep and if you notice a lack of sleep having an impact on your ability to function and exercise.

    I was having some problems with insomina. I read "Lights Out" by TS Wiley, which was helpful. She takes the primal angle on sleep. You can read the short interview here:

    Hunting For Health: 10 Questions with T.S. Wiley, the Author of "Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival"

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    In my case sleep is very important or rather - the fact that I don't get enough of it. I sleep well, when I can find time but my OH is a chef and I work 9-5, so we sacrifice quite a lot of sleep to be together at least for a bit every day.
    I notice big decrease in my strength and endurance during workouts, as well as fatloss, when I sleep 5-6 hrs a night, compared to, lets say 8-9. I know I have to sort it out somehow... And my trainer reminds me about it every time.

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    6-9 hours a night depending on mid-night wake up factors (cats, bathroom, snoring husband). Too little sleep has never bothered me nor has it lasted long. Occasional bouts of mind-numbing insomnia, but none lately. I usually wake up on my own with the sun or just behind it.
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    7.5-9 hours. Lights Out is an amazing book. I was sleeping more but since adding coconut oil have started sleeping less.

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    7.5 hours consistently.
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    7-8 hours, unless I'm especially exhausted, then I can sleep up to 9-10. Anything less than 7 hours and I am dragging the next day, not just in my workouts, but in everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OutdoorAmy View Post
    7-8 hours, unless I'm especially exhausted, then I can sleep up to 9-10. Anything less than 7 hours and I am dragging the next day, not just in my workouts, but in everything.
    I'm the same way. Wish I could work on less sleep, but I just can't



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    Six to 6.5 hours Monday through Friday. Varies anywhere from 6 to 8 hours on the weekends.

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    6-9 during the week. Seems like the longer I sleep, the more dragged out I feel in the afternoon until I catch my second wind in the evening. Weekends if I don't have to get up for anything, I can easily sleep 12 hours or more.
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    7.5 consistently. Wish it was more....but gosh, life to live

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