12.05.2006

What's Your Magic Number?

As long as I can remember, I've never woken up and thought, "I'm so glad to be awake." I've always wanted to sleep just a little bit more, snooze 10, 20, 30 more minutes. I'm not a fan of waking up.

I've always wondered, what is the magic number of sleep hours I need to wake up and feel great? Well, the last two nights, I've gone to bed at 8:30 and woken up at 5:30. That's it, ladies and gentlemen. 9 hours of sleep and I feel great. I wake up and am ready to get up, eat breakfast, and be productive.

What's your magic number?

12 comments:

Susie Moore said...

For me it doesnt matter how long I sleep but how early I have to get up. Anything before ten is torture.

Danielle said...

According to psychology, you are to choose a day where you know the following morning you will not have to wake up or be woken up. The day before, (you should have had a fairly restful day, you know...it shouldn't be a day where you pulled an all nighter the night before) you go to bed as soon as you are tired. Sleep. When you wake up you should have the total number of sleeping hours your body requires. Now, if we all lived on our own little deserted island with no worries and all the time in a day to sleep (without early morning phone calls and responsibility (aside from harpooning our breakfast) we might be able to perform this little test. I never have, but I think mine is 10 hrs. If my bladder didn't interfere so often it might be 12.

Jessica said...

6-7 hours is good for me. I can't do much less than that anymore.

Todd Wright said...

it's changing for me...i used to rock all night and still be fine the next day

now, i'm exhausted by 8pm. and i need that late-night time for online chatting

Rachel said...

Whew! I'm kindof glad I don't have to harpoon my breakfast. Fish in the morning sounds awful. I'll stick my mixture of Bran Flakes and Frosted Flakes. (The frosted are so the bran doesn't taste like bran)

Susie Moore said...

Lacy got another tattoo... but dont mention it to her dad or her mom lol. Leave that up to me.

Shelly said...

I would have to say 9 as well. I remember you guys always making fun of me because I wanted to go to sleep.

Robert said...

Sleep? What's that?

Blake Stewart said...

Multiples of 3 for me. I can take a 3 hour nap, a 6 hour half-sleep, 9 hours of good rest, or the best rest possible 12 full hours.

Anytime in-between that sucks... I can get 7 hours of sleep and you don't want to be around me.

mimi said...

I need 6 most nights, but some nights I need 8 or nine. Those all nighters changed for me about 15 years ago. :-(

Lacy Reed said...

i saw your post on susie's wall...it says ezer kenegdo. it's hebrew for lifesaver/sustainer beside him. i got it from the first couple chapters in captivating.

Lou said...

9 hours? I haven't slept 9 hours straight in 9 years. Kids KILL sleep! I have forgotten what it feels like to wake up just because I'm done sleeping. No alarm, no kids, just because my body is ready to wake up.

The good old days......