Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Jenn Asks: Do you get enough sleep every night?



We all know what the doctor says - getting eight hours of sleep every night is crucial to good health (and also, good skin! They don't call it "Beauty Sleep" for nothing ;) ). But how many of us actually do abide by that rule?

I'm personally a fan of sleeping - it is the ultimate luxury for me! :D I'm used to going to bed pretty early (am a morning person as well), but of late, I find myself staying up later and later for work, studies, or to watch TVB movies. And yes people, it's true - other than being obviously tired in the morning, sleep deprivation really wrecks havoc on the skin. I find that my skin gets dehydrated yet oily, pimples start popping up unannounced and oh, those dreaded dark eye circles that are SO unattractive! And the worst part is, although all these problems crop up almost overnight, they take WEEKS to go away! Pffftt! >.<

So nowadays, I'm trying revert back to my good ol habits - be in bed by 10.30 so that by the time I drift off to sleep, I get at least 8 hours of rest.

Speaking of the 8-hours-sleep-a-night rule, I do think that it varies slightly from person to person though. I'm personally the freshest in the morning if I get 9 hours of continuous sleep. Less makes me grouchy for the rest of the day, and more gives me a headache for the rest of the day! Lol!


So over to you! Do you get enough sleep every night? Do you think that the 8-hours-sleep-a-night rule applies to you? How many hours of sleep do you need in order to feel fresh in the morning? Share away! :D

12 comments:

  1. I used to sleep 8 hours a day, but now, am glad that I can get by with 5. Well, Uni life is full, but sleep is no longer an option... Bleh.

    Oh well, I'll just have to hang on for a few more weeks...

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  2. 5 hours! Oh dear!! You bring back memories of my horrid studying stint last year! Do hang in there and after that do rest well! :D

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  3. i need at least 7 hours for working days, otherwise see grouchy old me!

    if weekend or travels, i can make do with lesser, and i don't suffer from grouchiness :P

    i do think it also depends on the quality of sleep and not so much on the length, of course if u have both, that'd be great! i now can't sleep cuz neighbour's silly dog keep barking in the middle of the night!

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  4. I actually need 10 hours. That's so hard to get.

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  5. I sleep almost ALL day (preggerz kase!) haha! But if I oversleep (more than 8 hrs) - I feel tired instead of being energized! :(

    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  6. I usually sleep 61/2 to 7 hours. I practiced sleeping early for a while but can't stick to it. :( I should start again!

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  7. I don't get enough sleep every night! But the funny thing, if I completed the 8 hour sleep rule, I will wake up with a huge headache! The perfect for me would be around 5 hours! ( I sound like a grandma) :P

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  8. Plue: Ohh!! Same here... i can get away with less sleep on weekends and when travelling! Hehehe!! :D

    Yeah I know how that feels! My brother's dog will screech all night long if there's a thunderstorm and in the morning I'm about ready to make dog soup! lol!

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  9. Jyoan: I know right!! Sleep is such a luxury!

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  10. Shari: Oh! I get a headache too if i sleep too much! >.<

    You're having a baby... CONGRATS!!! :D

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  11. queerpinkfish: Haha lets try together!! I'm SOOO addicted to TVB movies! :P

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  12. Nikki: Wow!! 5 hours!! I wish I could be like you cuz there's just so much to accomplish in a day - 24 hours is not enough! >.<

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