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What is your minimum amount of sleep to function?
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Default What is your minimum amount of sleep to function? - 06-11-2013, 10:56 | posts: 6,767 | Location: Portland, Oregon

I hear different answers from everyone.

For me I always say 6hours is safe. Less than that, and I won't do crap effectively.

What about you?
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Default 06-11-2013, 10:57 | posts: 5,306 | Location: Israel

6 is minimum, 8 is optimal and 10+ is just when my imagantion going very wild
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Default 06-11-2013, 11:02 | posts: 649 | Location: W.A.K.T

8 is smart.
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Default 06-11-2013, 11:02 | posts: 4,973 | Location: Finland

7 optimal
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Default 06-11-2013, 11:16 | posts: 2,181 | Location: Middlesbrough, UK.

It depends.

When I am at work I will get up at 5am but wont actually go to bed until midnight (and sleep sometime after that). Not sure why but I just find it hard to sleep.
If I am on night shift I will get to bed around 8am and up by 1pm.

When I am off work I can sleep for over 10 hours as I think I must be catching up for my lack of sleep when at work.
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Default 06-11-2013, 11:36 | posts: 4,483 | Location: Spain

ive been a whole semester sleeping 6hours (10 on weekends). and doing vlong runs of work (7-8h)+graduate studies (3-4h).

It's very tiring and at the end one day on week i had to sleep 8hours ._. But maybe im doing too much work so that affects too.
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Default 06-11-2013, 11:49 | posts: 2,598 | Location: Australia

6 hours is all i need but 7-9 is optimal.
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Default 06-11-2013, 12:08 | posts: 3,886 | Location: Lebanon

8 is good.
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Default 06-11-2013, 12:09 | posts: 503 | Location: Denmark

7-8 hours is best for me. More or less than that and I'm wasted. :p
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Default 06-11-2013, 12:20 | posts: 1,598 | Location: Bitchfield

8 hours of sleep and a little giggity to start the day kicking ass. Less than 6 hours and i canīt finish my day properly neither do a good-night giggity.
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Default 06-11-2013, 12:33 | posts: 3,582 | Location: florida

4-7 hours. everyday is different. doesnt effect my performance.

now I have a cold and for 8 days straight, I only been getting 3 hours of sleep.

when I was younger and going to school. I would only sleep an hour and still be going strong.
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Default 06-11-2013, 12:43 | posts: 4,175 | Location: Riga, LV/Bristol, UK

6-7 is good for me. > 8 is a heaven!
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Default 06-11-2013, 13:11 | posts: 1,019 | Location: Tiny Town in USA

Even a few hours of sleep is better than no sleep at all if someone is that busy. I need at least six hours to make it through a day without getting tired, though.
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Default 06-11-2013, 13:19 | posts: 1,200 | Location: Czech Republic

7-8 hours. When i was younger, i could sleep like 9-10 hours or more if drunk.
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Default 06-11-2013, 13:37 | posts: 1,810 | Location: WestYorkshire

for 1 night i dont need any and i will be 90% the next day but over time i like about 8 hours to keep up this amount of win
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Default 06-11-2013, 13:47 | posts: 137 | Location: India

8 hours
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Default 06-11-2013, 14:07 | posts: 373

The say you spend 1/3rd of your life sleeping so its 8 hours for me
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Default 06-11-2013, 14:21 | posts: 461 | Location: Belgium

less then 5 hours and i'm in a bad mood 7 hours is what i need
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Default 06-11-2013, 15:04 | posts: 5,260 | Location: THE NORTH!!!

8 or 9, 10 at weekends.
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Default 06-11-2013, 16:10 | posts: 1,364 | Location: Indonesia

Minimum 4 hours at night to function normally after waking up. 6 hours is the optimum.
I get very sleepy around 4 pm, so one more hour of sleep until 5 pm

During holidays I like to stay up until 2 or 3 am, and sleep until 9 am. It's my gaming time. Wife won't disturb lol.
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Default 06-11-2013, 17:03 | posts: 6,298 | Location: Serbia, NS

6-8 is all i need.
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Default 06-11-2013, 17:09 | posts: 7 | Location: Philippines

8 hours is what I need but I only get 5-6 most of the time due to work...
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Default 06-11-2013, 17:47 | posts: 169 | Location: Denmark

5-6 hours to function properly during day...8 hours for optimal performance
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Default 06-11-2013, 18:23 | posts: 2,757 | Location: Ohio

In a past life when I was young and fairly healthy I regularly would get ~5-6 hours of sleep for most of the week and try to get a nice solid 8 hours when I had a day off. I didn't really have any problems with performance that way either. Now days it's a totally different story..... :p
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Default 06-11-2013, 18:27 | posts: 11,457 | Location: England

About 5 hours is my minimum as many public sector working parents will attest to!
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