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#4156863 - 08/12/15 09:25 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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Between 5-6 usually. I try to get some more but just can't fall asleep before 11pm. Then I have to get up at 5:30am and work at 7am to beat the heat

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#4156869 - 08/12/15 09:50 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Bumfluff]  
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Originally Posted By: Bumfluff
I've got two kids under 4.

What's this sleep thing?


What they do in between feeding, needing a diaper change and keeping you awake. wink

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I normally try to get 8 or 9. Can be as much as 10 on Saturday depening how the night out was. I do know I work okay with less, if I have a good reason to get out of bed.

#4156879 - 08/12/15 10:28 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Stormtrooper]  
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Originally Posted By: Stormtrooper
5 if I'm lucky too.

Bed around 10am up by 4pm at work around 10pm


Bed normally around 11-midnight and wake up at 5:30am. I've been getting around 4-6 hours of sleep for the last 15 years, even when I'm away from the family.


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#4156883 - 08/12/15 10:35 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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Well, I'm currently pretty messed up, but before I left my last job two months ago, if I had an early shift I'd usually get about 7 1/2 hours. If I had a close shift I could get 9 to 9 1/2 hours. I've been on some medication that helped me through a rough several weeks of little health issues all culminating at once. Now I'm struggling with said medication as my body got used to it and needs it otherwise I'm starting to get withdrawals that are making feel absolutely horrid in the mornings or if I force myself to go without it for a longer period. I'm now having to try to wean off of it and I'm feeling pretty crappy and useless. Yesterday I woke up and it was almost 2p.m. nope I couldn't get myself to bed until 4a.m. So lately I've been getting 10 hours of sleep or so but its not good sleep. For those folks of faith out there in SimHQ land please say a little prayer for me that I get successfully off this narcotic.

#4156899 - 08/13/15 12:15 AM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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Tonight is kinda typical for me. Planned to go to bed not long after midnight, but sat here an hour later catching up on the thrills of the internet.

Rain forecast for the morning as well, so I could do with being out the door in decent time to avoid getting too wet on the ride in.

Looks like 5.5 hours then, although the average is probably more like 6.5-7. I usually make up for it on the weekend, although Sat I have to be at the London velodrome for 10am. Balls.

#4157035 - 08/13/15 01:12 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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I'm trying to figure out how the hell someone operates at peak efficiency running on 5 hours of sleep. Whenever I see those people they don't exactly look like they're enjoying their day smile


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#4157049 - 08/13/15 01:41 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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They believe they can just drink a lot of coffee or pop a bunch of pills and they're fine.
Take away the pills and/or caffeine and you'll find suddenly that they all don't get by on 5 hrs very well. smile





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#4157052 - 08/13/15 01:45 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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That would explain it. A lot of the tech guys I have coming in are drinking Monster or something all day. I don't partake of the coffee or energy drinks, so that explains why I'm always drained without sleep.


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#4157053 - 08/13/15 01:45 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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I got by on 4 hours of sleep per night just fine when I was 18 years old!


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#4157059 - 08/13/15 01:53 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Peally]  
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Originally Posted By: Peally
That would explain it. A lot of the tech guys I have coming in are drinking Monster or something all day. I don't partake of the coffee or energy drinks, so that explains why I'm always drained without sleep.


I think it's fine to have one of those around 2-3PM when you start to ebb a bit, but if you need it first thing, and ESPECIALLY all day, it's like using avgas in your car. It will work for a little while, but that engine won't hold up well for long. smile

I will have my first during lunch, assuming it's a soda with caffeine in it (which it is about 75% of the time). I may or may not have another before I get home, and then I usually have one with dinner. There are exceptions, but that's the usual pattern. I can't stand coffee or those energy drinks, though.




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#4157082 - 08/13/15 02:30 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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Usually five to six hours, been that way for about ten years now. Shortest is when I'm on shift at site, and that's usually around three hours.


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#4157099 - 08/13/15 03:21 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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I want 9 hours, but often have to settle for
less than 8, mainly because I naturally prefer
a 25.5 hour day, and have to cram into a 24 hour
one.

#4157115 - 08/13/15 04:04 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted By: Force10
Originally Posted By: malibu43


This is starting to go way OT, but you can't just quote a salary without a location. $100K in San Francisco Bay Area doesn't go nearly as far as it would in rural Nevada.


100% agreed.

I live in the same city as malibu43...in our town, a 3 bedroom 2 bath "nothing special" rents between $4,000-$5,000 a month. You can add in almost $1,000 a month for healthcare for my family of 4, and do the math on the rest. That explains why myself personally works more and sleeps less.

I know what some will say..."Well, why did you move there?" I didn't...I was raised here and things weren't nearly this bad in the 70's and 80's. After the explosion of the Silicon Valley...the cost of living exploded here as well.

wink


Yep, out here on West Coast, $100k is the salary for an experienced IT engineer, but that money doesn't mean you live in luxury due to the cost of housing (rent for a family in the burbs is $2500-$3000/mo), high fuel taxes (gas is still $3.49/gal out here and most people have 45mins-1hr commute) and 10% sales taxes.

I get about 6-7hrs of sleep now but when my oldest daughter was little she didn't sleep through the night for the first couple of years so I learned that i could function with just 3hrs sleep during the weekdays and catching up on weekends, not fun but was doable.


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#4157135 - 08/13/15 05:05 PM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: kludger]  
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Originally Posted By: kludger
Originally Posted By: Force10
Originally Posted By: malibu43


This is starting to go way OT, but you can't just quote a salary without a location. $100K in San Francisco Bay Area doesn't go nearly as far as it would in rural Nevada.


100% agreed.

I live in the same city as malibu43...in our town, a 3 bedroom 2 bath "nothing special" rents between $4,000-$5,000 a month. You can add in almost $1,000 a month for healthcare for my family of 4, and do the math on the rest. That explains why myself personally works more and sleeps less.

I know what some will say..."Well, why did you move there?" I didn't...I was raised here and things weren't nearly this bad in the 70's and 80's. After the explosion of the Silicon Valley...the cost of living exploded here as well.

wink


Yep, out here on West Coast, $100k is the salary for an experienced IT engineer, but that money doesn't mean you live in luxury due to the cost of housing (rent for a family in the burbs is $2500-$3000/mo), high fuel taxes (gas is still $3.49/gal out here and most people have 45mins-1hr commute) and 10% sales taxes.

I get about 6-7hrs of sleep now but when my oldest daughter was little she didn't sleep through the night for the first couple of years so I learned that i could function with just 3hrs sleep during the weekdays and catching up on weekends, not fun but was doable.



Sounds like the Army's sleep schedule.


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#4157336 - 08/14/15 03:54 AM Re: How many hours of sleep do you get (avg) before your working day? [Re: Linebacker]  
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Average 5-6 hours and maybe a half an hour nap after dinner. wink

Weekends are usually about 8-9 hours.

While deployed a few months ago I was getting about 6-7 hours after working 12-13 hour shifts. We had one day off per week and I'd catch up with about 13 hours of sleep because there was absolutely nothing to do except laundry, haircut, and chow...lol.

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