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What's your sleep like?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Ce127, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    I.T workers aren't known for being a cliche of rock and roll lifestyles, but I'm sure we have a few here who are up late late in to the night, burning the candle at both ends so to speak. Whether it's studying, programming, stargazing, shining the old throbbing vein temple etc. And we have a few heroes who tell tales of 1hr/2hr commutes first thing in the mornings, which doesn't lend itself to getting up at a civilised time of day.

    I would like to be able to stay up late getting things done that I could have achieved in the wasted evenings, but our 9 month old baby ensures I get to sleep as soon as possible to do some soul charging before the 3am wake ups.

    So what are YOUR sleep habits like?
     
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  2. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    Terrible, I suffer from sleep apnoea (borderline severe case apparently) so always feel tired, at weekends I stay up later playing games with friends (yes, I am a 45 year old man who plays games).

    Throw in my heroic daily commutes and you can imagine, I am tired.
     
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  3. Apexes

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    Always slept terribly for as long as i can remember. Kinda just get on with it now, annoying though!
     
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  4. Ce127

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    And fitting you should be the first to reply - the curiosity post was inspired by seeing you being awake past midnight :p
     
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  5. SimonD

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    You can sometimes find me posting at 3am over a weekend :)
     
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  6. Kopite_21

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    My sleep patterns are everywhere because I work shift patterns were I'll do 12hr day shifts for two weeks then I'll go onto night shifts after. Plus on top of that I have a three month old son to look after.
     
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  7. Guvnor

    Guvnor Nibble Poster

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    My sleep is awful, I'm trying to reduce it but I can't as it affects performance during the day and I end up feeling groggy.

    Anyone managed to cut down on their sleep and still function alright and be able to work/
    ,study and the do their daily chores etc, if so how ? Would love to know.

    Would love to reduce it and be able to function on a few hours without the groginess.
     
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  9. Coupe2T

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    My sleep has always been all over the show. I used to hardly sleep at all, then I had a daughter, and since then gradually I have felt that I need more and more sleep each day. Although that could possibly be attributed to getting older also, not blaming my daughter for it! lol.

    What makes it worse, is I have my second daughter due in 2 months, so this time in 4 years I expect I will have about 2-3 hours a day awake, the rest will be sleeping! :-s
     
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  10. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    I have found parts of my first year of parenthood nauseating at times when it comes to being desperate for some sleep.
     
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  11. Coupe2T

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    In fairness my daughter is really good, she sleeps well, usually wakes us once a night, about 3 am for something silly, then she will go back down. It's just that she is so active in the day, if you aren't constantly running around doing things then she doesn't burn off her energy and she will be up silly early. But too tired to run around all day, then next day it's worse as you are up early. Vicious circle! :'(
     
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  12. Sparky
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    Sleep? What is that? Between working on network migrations and falling out the casino at 6am I don't sleep.

    Coffee is great! :)
     
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  13. Pizzaboy

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    Sorry to pour salt in everyone's wounds but I usually get 6-8 hours a night and weekends are awesome, I may get 10 if the wife allows. Obviously no kids yet.
     
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