How much sleep do you get a night?

by Lazy
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So I've noticed that since starting IM a little more than a year ago, I only get about 4 hours a night because I'm just so excited to wake up and get back to work.

Lazy has become a workaholic. Go figure.

How about you?
  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
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    I sleep when I cannot stay awake anymore 6 something am this morning I went to bed up at 1 so I get some sleep but most of the time it is a few hrs I have a lot of work going I am in development of a Real make money solution that is being professionally rewritten for me now. I am always active doing something.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    Nice.

    Yeah I find myself falling asleep at my desk some nights. I need to start using my ipad in bed more.
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    • Profile picture of the author dereksemmler
      More often than not I tend to get somewhere between 3-5 hours of sleep per night. Unlike you though it isn't because I'm excited to get up in the morning and get back to work, but because I'm excited to stay up working on IM and then have to drag myself out of bed to go to my day job.

      There are more times than I would like to admit too where I simply push through the night without any sleep. Haven't done that in awhile though, although I came pretty close just a couple of nights ago.
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      • Profile picture of the author Lazy
        Originally Posted by dereksemmler View Post

        More often than not I tend to get somewhere between 3-5 hours of sleep per night. Unlike you though it isn't because I'm excited to get up in the morning and get back to work, but because I'm excited to stay up working on IM and then have to drag myself out of bed to go to my day job.

        There are more times than I would like to admit too where I simply push through the night without any sleep. Haven't done that in awhile though, although I came pretty close just a couple of nights ago.
        Derek, you're a machine. I don't know how you do that commute.
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        • Profile picture of the author dereksemmler
          Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

          Derek, you're a machine. I don't know how you do that commute.
          It usually isn't too bad - about an hour to hour and fifteen to travel the 65 miles each way. My all-time worst commute was two winters ago where I left work a little before 3pm and I pulled in the driveway a touch after midnight. Yeah, I spent more time driving home from work than I had spent at work. Needless to say I worked from home the next day.

          For the most part, the drive really doesn't bother me though. It gives me some good time to let my mind wander on ideas.
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          • Profile picture of the author Lazy
            Originally Posted by dereksemmler View Post

            It usually isn't too bad - about an hour to hour and fifteen to travel the 65 miles each way. My all-time worst commute was two winters ago where I left work a little before 3pm and I pulled in the driveway a touch after midnight. Yeah, I spent more time driving home from work than I had spent at work. Needless to say I worked from home the next day.

            For the most part, the drive really doesn't bother me though. It gives me some good time to let my mind wander on ideas.
            I feel ya. I was living in San Diego a few years back, and I wanted to visit my sister up in Santa Monica. That's 120 miles or so. It took me 9 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    Anywhere from 5-7 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author markswaugh
    For me, it really depends.. somewhere between 2 and 12 hours..last night I got 12.. but the night before I got 3..
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by markswaugh View Post

      For me, it really depends.. somewhere between 2 and 12 hours..last night I got 12.. but the night before I got 3..
      So you do the go go go til you crash thing. I know that game.
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  • 8 to 10 hours a night. Preferably 10...
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    • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
      I like 8 to 9. I haven't done the stay awake until you fall asleep where you are routine in years. That really isn't good for your health.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Blessed with the luxury of working from home on my own terms, I've become quite Lazy myself, and aren't really accustomed any longer to sleeping for less than 8 hours or so.

    Recently though, for reasons unknown, I've been suffering from a bit of insomnia, and have been forced to get by on much less than this - typically about 4-5 hours sleep in total, but very broken and not good "quality" at all.

    To say I feel weird - and knackered - would be quite the understatement.

    *Hallucinates.*
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by DireStraits View Post

      Blessed with the luxury of working from home on my own terms, I've become quite Lazy myself, and aren't really accustomed any longer to sleeping for less than 8 hours or so.

      Recently though, for reasons unknown, I've been suffering from a bit of insomnia, and have been forced to get by on much less than this - typically about 4-5 hours sleep in total, but very broken and not good "quality" at all.

      To say I feel weird - and knackered - would be quite the understatement.

      *Hallucinates.*
      I used to have really bad insomnia myself. I was placed on Ambien. I stopped taking it when I woke up in my car with the keys in the ignition, and my clothes on backwards.
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      • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        I used to have really bad insomnia myself. I was placed on Ambien. I stopped taking it when I woke up in my car with the keys in the ignition, and my clothes on backwards.


        I think I'll stick to alcohol, then. At least then only the latter part rings true with me.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    The same experienced I have. Nowadays, I only have 5 hours sleep. But it is very rewarding.
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    • Profile picture of the author Johndb
      I sleep for 8 hours but I'm awake longer than 16. I have like a 5 an a half day week.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Just a few minutes, then I leave my body and explore parallel universes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      Just a few minutes, then I leave my body and explore parallel universes.
      You're going to have to teach me how to do that whole asstral projection thing.
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      • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
        I have young children, so I don't sleep nearly as much as I'd like to. If I'm lucky they'll let me sleep in until 10 am.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        You're going to have to teach me how to do that whole asstral projection thing.
        Judging from your reply, it seems you're already quite familiar with it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Lazy
          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          Judging from your reply, it seems you're already quite familiar with it.
          You know it!
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

            You know it!
            Humor seemed more fun, but if you want a real answer it's anywhere from 4 to 7 hours a night. I usually work until 3 or 4 AM. It's quiet then. My wife is sleeping, the phone doesn't ring, no one drops by, I can get a lot done -- plus I've always been a night person.

            Then I sleep until I wake up. I really like that part.
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  • Profile picture of the author alysemackie
    Nowadays I have 5 hours of sleep only. But it is very rewarding.
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  • I do not really know how many hours I sleep at night. I keep waking up. The slightest noise gets me wide awake. Then it takes a bit of time to get back to sleep. I do not really look at the clock as it would get me worrying all the more. Judging from the way my eyes look, I do not really get much sleep.

    I've been this way since August last year, when burglars broke into our house and stole a complete PC set and a cellphone. It's proving very hard to recover from the experience. The fact that they were able to break in so easily really is in my nerves.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by affilorama-portal View Post

      I do not really know how many hours I sleep at night. I keep waking up. The slightest noise gets me wide awake. Then it takes a bit of time to get back to sleep. I do not really look at the clock as it would get me worrying all the more. Judging from the way my eyes look, I do not really get much sleep.

      I've been this way since August last year, when burglars broke into our house and stole a complete PC set and a cellphone. It's proving very hard to recover from the experience. The fact that they were able to break in so easily really is in my nerves.
      You might want to talk to a therapist about those issues. Post traumatic stress can turn into a life long thing if you don't deal with it early enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author Andie
      Originally Posted by affilorama-portal View Post

      I do not really know how many hours I sleep at night. I keep waking up. The slightest noise gets me wide awake. Then it takes a bit of time to get back to sleep. I do not really look at the clock as it would get me worrying all the more. Judging from the way my eyes look, I do not really get much sleep.

      I've been this way since August last year, when burglars broke into our house and stole a complete PC set and a cellphone. It's proving very hard to recover from the experience. The fact that they were able to break in so easily really is in my nerves.
      Wow... I'd be the same way...
      had some bums/punks(who must of thought they were worse off than me-grr) come in my backyard and take brand new edger/hand tools...and took me a month to start sleeping ok again. Back porch light is on every night now.....
      would have been really bad off if they came into the house...
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  • Thanks, Lazy, I really should do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author WD Mino
    Lazy.
    Aren't you in bed yet?
    Just popped in to see what's up and low and behold my good buddy lazy is on:p
    When ya gotta have it -You gotta have it
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by WD Mino View Post

      Lazy.
      Aren't you in bed yet?
      Just popped in to see what's up and low and behold my good buddy lazy is on:p
      When ya gotta have it -You gotta have it
      -Will
      Will,

      I am in bed! But you're right. They should rename the site to "warrior-crack"
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  • Profile picture of the author ramonacole
    No, I can't refuse myself in sleep even if I'm doing something interesting. I need my 5-10 hours to sleep. You know, it's important. I think if you're feeling sleepy all the time your productivity is dropping.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    I get my full 8 hours of sleep here However, I don't sleep well all the time due to pain. For those who are not aware, I have had severe health issues, litterally was dead at one point for 9 minutes!

    I am left side paralyzed from the neck down due to a stroke 4 years ago!

    Take care,

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  • Profile picture of the author 7eclair
    The rules are: 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of job and 8 hours of rest in the 24 hours a day that God give us. I sleep only 6 from them, I work 4-6 hours a day and I am losing 4 hours I don't know where. The others that left are fun and other responsibilities.
    Destruction is my worst enemy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Landon Walsh
    Its 6AM here. I've not gone to bed all night because all i've been doing is Research, plugging away at my e-book, and reading WF.

    Its hard for me to stop as well because I LOVE what I do. I love everything about marketing. For some reason it is very liberating to me. I myself have been very lazy in my life. Now I'm a workaholic because I dont feel like im working. That's how you know you've chose the right field of work. lol.

    18 hour caffeine infused days mostly spent in a coffee shop working = Pure bliss

    Who knew...
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by Landon Walsh View Post

      Its 6AM here. I've not gone to bed all night because all i've been doing is Research, plugging away at my e-book, and reading WF.

      Its hard for me to stop as well because I LOVE what I do. I love everything about marketing. For some reason it is very liberating to me. I myself have been very lazy in my life. Now I'm a workaholic because I dont feel like im working. That's how you know you've chose the right field of work. lol.

      18 hour caffeine infused days mostly spent in a coffee shop working = Pure bliss

      Who knew...

      I feel the same way. I know that I've found my calling with my new marketing career. It's actually really really fun and doesn't feel like work to me either.

      Diet rockstar is my best friend.
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  • Profile picture of the author rain21
    I sleep about 6-8 hours, sometimes 10.. depends on my work
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  • Profile picture of the author arcadiasmith
    6 to 8 hours of sleep is enough for me... To much sleep is not good.
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  • Profile picture of the author 82ana
    Have you ever been so tired, you look at a homeless guy sleeping on the street and go, 'Man, I wish I could sleep like that.' Maybe I don't need a box spring. I need a box instead?

    I have insomnia with or without IM. :/
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Not enough. I have 2 under 5 so I really haven't slept in over 5 years. haha
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahberra
    I sleep 8 to 9 hours per night. I need my beauty sleep.
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  • Profile picture of the author samkak
    hmm..about 6-7hours
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      • Profile picture of the author dragonjee
        It's between 7-8 hoursbecause i sleep well.
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        • I used to only get 4 hours or so because I was having fun setting up websites and stuff. I read somewhere that you really need to get more sleep than that (why?) or you will keel over at your desk. So now I try to get 7 or so.
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  • Profile picture of the author ConsumerBoard
    7-12 hours for me. hahaha.. cause I love to sleep
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  • Profile picture of the author hero_hont
    watch funny film and go to hand in the short time.
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthpromo
    5-12 hours. It varys wildly depending on the day and whether theres a girl involved.
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  • Profile picture of the author serem
    I sleep approx 6-8 hours...
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    just 8 hours sleep ..
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  • Profile picture of the author rickyenjohns
    I was about 6 hours some nights, the nights get a little, my mother bed ridden, alzihimers, strokes, etc. .. Sometimes sleeping on his bed next to Gary's chair, or I can go to bed if I have to take care of that while I sleep lightly and see a child's ear to monitor.</span>
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