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      Hi there..

      Im currently off work right now, have been for about a month and ive noticed a few weeks ago my sleeping habits have started to steadily and steadily grow, right now im sleeping about 10 to 12 hours a day.

      I usualy wake up and am so comfortable that I like to doze back to sleep, I was just curious is this very unhealthy to sleep for this long of a time?

      Or are there any negative things associated with it aside from being lazy! lol, i have tonsss of dreams and have been doin a lot of recalling, however im not sleeping in cause i want 2 try more attempts for LD'n its just comfortable and for some reason I can always sleep for longer periods without uncomfort.


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      Although itís a common belief that 8 hours of sleep is required for optimal health, a six-year study of more than one million adults ages 30 to 102 has shown that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate. Individuals who sleep 8 hours or more, or less than 4 hours a night, were shown to have a significantly increased death rate compared to those who averaged 6 to 7 hours.

      The best survival rates were found among those who slept 7 hours per night. The study showed that a group sleeping 8 hours were 12 percent more likely to die within the six-year period than those sleeping 7 hours, other factors being equal. Even those with as little as 5 hours sleep lived longer than participants with 8 hours or more per night.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Ne View Post
      Although itís a common belief that 8 hours of sleep is required for optimal health, a six-year study of more than one million adults ages 30 to 102 has shown that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate. Individuals who sleep 8 hours or more, or less than 4 hours a night, were shown to have a significantly increased death rate compared to those who averaged 6 to 7 hours.

      The best survival rates were found among those who slept 7 hours per night. The study showed that a group sleeping 8 hours were 12 percent more likely to die within the six-year period than those sleeping 7 hours, other factors being equal. Even those with as little as 5 hours sleep lived longer than participants with 8 hours or more per night.
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      Obviously if you believe this kind of BS your going to die young. They change these "studies" constantly. The more uproar there is the more the more money the media makes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Miskingo View Post
      Obviously if you believe this kind of BS your going to die young. They change these "studies" constantly. The more uproar there is the more the more money the media makes.
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      Actually does that really matter? Aren't we all going to die anyway? One thing in life that is a true certainity Miskingo is you and everyone you Love will eventually die and there is nothing you can do to stop it. So who really cares about studies? Wether it's B.S. or not one way or another we are all going to die, young old you will never know with 8 million ways to get yourself a one way ticket to the grave..lol

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      I think as long as your getting those ten hours correctly, then its fine. I heard that the hours between 10 pm and 1 am are the most crucial hours of sleep you can get. If your going to bed around that time and getting 10-12 hours of sleep, i think you are doing yourself well.
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      I don&#39;t know about you, but if I sleep TOO long (>10 hrs), I feel extremely groggy all day. But I require AT LEAST 7, if not 8 hours of sleep or I&#39;m pretty useless.

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      I wondered this as well. In the summer I easily put in 10+ hours a day of sleep.

      Though if you want to talk about studies - people who do not get enough sleep, actually risk gaining weight more than those who oversleep.

      I need atleast 6 hours to function the entire day. I can go as low as 4 hours, but I will need atleast a 2 hour nap sometime during the day - and I hate that because I always feel like crap after taking that nap. 8-9 hours is my sweetspot.
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      That is an egxaggeration. 6 to 8 hours of sleep is enough if you really don&#39;t want to get into laziness...
      I&#39;m tired being sorry.

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      excessive sleeping may be down to disrupted sleep
      I was unemployed for a few months a couple of years back
      and my diet went completely to hell
      I was waking up 4 times a night due to gas problems
      lets just say Jalapeno peppers are not good in regular quantities

      of course the next morning, I didn&#39;t remember anything about waking during the night

      if this has happened since being out of work
      I&#39;d take a stock-check on any lifestyle changes you&#39;ve made
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ynot View Post
      excessive sleeping may be down to disrupted sleep
      I was unemployed for a few months a couple of years back
      and my diet went completely to hell
      I was waking up 4 times a night due to gas problems
      lets just say Jalapeno peppers are not good in regular quantities

      of course the next morning, I didn&#39;t remember anything about waking during the night

      if this has happened since being out of work
      I&#39;d take a stock-check on any lifestyle changes you&#39;ve made
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      Ahh well maybe this has to due to me attemping more WBTB type methods, its disturbing my sleep pattern and causing my body to sleep for longer periods of time to make up for it. Even though i only try WBTB once or twice a week max.

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      Out of interest: Studies showed that people sleeping only 5 hours a night live longer than those sleeping 9 hours and more.
      But then the same studies announced that sleep deprivation lowers your lifespan - which wasn&#39;t accurate. It increases your chance of mortality, but not lifespan itself.

      In either case, I&#39;m an odd bird: I sleep about 2 hours in every 24 on polyphasic sleep. 6 naps of 23 minutes throughout the day.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Burns View Post
      I don&#39;t know about you, but if I sleep TOO long (>10 hrs), I feel extremely groggy all day. But I require AT LEAST 7, if not 8 hours of sleep or I&#39;m pretty useless.
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      You wake up groggy because you woke up during Deep Sleep. You would have felt alert if you woke up during Rem.

      But what about AGE?

      Obvisouly if you are young you should DEFINITLY get 10-12 hours of sleep. Adults don&#39;t requrie as much sleep (6-8 hours), but I don&#39;t think more sleep is bad. Put it this way. More Sleep = More Lucid Dreams&#33;
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      I think it&#39;s the effects of the day that&#39;ll tell you how much sleep is good for you.
      When I sleep 10-12h I feel like I never really woke up all day long. If I&#39;d do that, I can imagine becoming truely lazy and in the end I will have accomplished nothing .. that thought alone will make me feel so worthless, that I will die earlier, just like Ne-yo said...
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      Quote Originally Posted by Placebo View Post
      Out of interest: Studies showed that people sleeping only 5 hours a night live longer than those sleeping 9 hours and more.
      But then the same studies announced that sleep deprivation lowers your lifespan - which wasn&#39;t accurate. It increases your chance of mortality, but not lifespan itself.

      In either case, I&#39;m an odd bird: I sleep about 2 hours in every 24 on polyphasic sleep. 6 naps of 23 minutes throughout the day.
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      Just how exactly do you manage that? Do you never feel tired? That&#39;s just living off powernaps
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      It takes a few weeks of hell before your body learns to live like that.
      The first week at least, you are quite sleep deprived.
      If you can successfully work past that first week and perhaps the second week, then things change.

      Once you&#39;re adjusted to it, you don&#39;t get tired, as long as I stick rigidly to napping on time.

      I&#39;ve just started doing it again (second time now, first time I did it for a month).
      I&#39;m almost over the adjustment/adaptation period, but not quite yet.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ne View Post
      Although itís a common belief that 8 hours of sleep is required for optimal health, a six-year study of more than one million adults ages 30 to 102 has shown that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate. Individuals who sleep 8 hours or more, or less than 4 hours a night, were shown to have a significantly increased death rate compared to those who averaged 6 to 7 hours.

      The best survival rates were found among those who slept 7 hours per night. The study showed that a group sleeping 8 hours were 12 percent more likely to die within the six-year period than those sleeping 7 hours, other factors being equal. Even those with as little as 5 hours sleep lived longer than participants with 8 hours or more per night.
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      Not true. I believe the optimal time to fall asleep is at 10:00pm until 8:00am. I have nothing to back this up, except for the fact it works wonders for me. If i wake up earlier, i feel sleepy all morning, and if i sleep longer, i still feel sleepy&#33; 8 hours seems to be perfect for me.

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      Quote Originally Posted by hydroPWNic View Post
      Not true. I believe the optimal time to fall asleep is at 10:00pm until 8:00am. I have nothing to back this up, except for the fact it works wonders for me. If i wake up earlier, i feel sleepy all morning, and if i sleep longer, i still feel sleepy&#33; 8 hours seems to be perfect for me.
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      Thats similar for me, except I have a bus to catch, so my sleep is varied.

      I need lots of sleep. I go to bed at around 8:30, except on mondays and wednesdays, where activites change my sleep time to 9:30.

      I wake up at 6:00am every morning, every day; even weekends. If I am tired I may sleep tio 6:30 (generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays)

      If I wake up any time after 6:00 I feel groggy. Any time before and I can bolt straight out of bed as soon as my eyes are open. Its a nice 10 hours. Then again, I&#39;m not exactly an adult...
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      There are other FACTORS for why they live longer or shorter. Maybe it was the teenagers who sleep in and have risky behavior, for example. You cannot make assumptions like that, at least the people who published that study. Individuals differ, different people need different amounts.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Naturally View Post
      There are other FACTORS for why they live longer or shorter. Maybe it was the teenagers who sleep in and have risky behavior, for example. You cannot make assumptions like that, at least the people who published that study. Individuals differ, different people need different amounts.
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      I agree. Those people may have smoked (which led to shorter lives), and may have had NOTHING to do with amounts of sleep.

      Not sure if this is mentioned, but I think if you go without sleep for 48 hours you start hallucinating/go crazy. Correct me if I&#39;m wrong.
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      12 hours is a bit too much in my opinion, but I wouldn&#39;t call it unhealthy. I personally feel better the longer I sleep. I usually sleep from 8-10 hours, though, because I&#39;m mostly not tired enough to sleep further.

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      I&#39;ll stick to my 2 to 5 hours of polyphasic sleep, thanks.
      I like the extra time, since I don&#39;t actually sleep longer than 25 minutes at any point in the day.
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      placebo, i&#39;ve tried polyphasic sleep, but i could never decide on when to nap. when i stopped i was at 30 minutes every 6 hours. it either didnt work, or i didnt let myself adjust.

      aside from that, staying alseep too long , or generally having weird habits can cause sleep inertia (i know that&#39;s spelled wrong, but i suck) but i still think it&#39;s a personal mater.

      also, how did these people who participated in these studies die? if it wasnt from exaustion, it probably had more to do with the subject&#39;s lifestyle, or other activities.

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      Excuse me? Nobody has died from those studies. People have died from sleep deprivation studies, that&#39;s an entirely different kettle of fish.
      Any links to a polyphaser that died?

      Because I know people who did it for 2 years straight, and are fine.

      Another thing - 30 minutes was a very bad idea
      25 minutes tops. Otherwise you fall back into a delta sleep that you wake up groggy from.
      That results in heavy oversleep.
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      ok, so i was causing myself sleep inertia (sp?) i would end up sleeping in a big 3 hour chunk most nights.
      and i was talking about the studies everyone else was mentioning that try to indicate a corelation between hours slept per night, and lifespan, not polyphasic sleep. as far as i know polyphasic sleep is extremely good for you... not lethal
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      I think it depends on who you are. Like if you live a lifestyle with a lot of physical activitie it would make sense that you would be sleeping more because you are tired or exhausted. You may feel physical pain because of the stress that is being put on your body, and i&#39;m pretty sure that the best way of recouperating from muscle pain is sleep. Your body my know this and want to sleep more. Makes sense to me.

      I think its total bullshit that to much sleep can be unhealthy. In the summer when I dont have school(dont have to wake up early)and when im relaxed, I sleep for 12-15 hours every day. When I wake up in the morning or afternoon I feel soo incredibly good. Theres no way that sleep can be unhealthty.

      And did you know, some animals like the sloth and male lions sleep for 16-21 hours a day&#33;&#33; All they doo is eat an shit(if you have ever seen a sloth before you would know this by just looking at it and how slow it moves)

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