Enough sleep?

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  1. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    Is 6 hours enough sleep a night? I want to try waking up to do cardio in the morning, then doing my lifting or training in the afternoon/evening... but I would have to wake up at 5:30a to get my cardio in, only giving me about 6 hours of sleep a night.

    Currently I'm lifting 2 days a week and training MMA 3 or sometimes 4 days a week. I don't have time to spend on just cardio as much as I would like. I really want to drop weight but I also need a strong cardio base if I ever want to compete.
     
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    That depends on the person. Try it and see if you feel overtrained. I know I need around 8-10 but some people only need 4-6.
     
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    i get about 5-6 a night and i take a 2 hour nap after work..
     
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    It depends on your age/activity level. I'd say you should really try to get more especially considering you're 23 and physically active.
     
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    if you have to ask...
     
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    I was curious about the same..

    By the time I workout, shower, eat, read OT and get to bed, its 11ish.. .. Been contemplating getting up at 5AM to get some cardio into my routine before work..
     
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    I make sure to at least get 7 hours of sleep, even if it means cutting the party short.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    That would mean no more OT.. :hs:
     
  9. xpinchx

    xpinchx hes got a nice cock, on the thin side but its stil

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    Priorities, man. I've found that by getting 6 hours of sleep or less every night, the tiredness builds up as the week goes on. I'll have extreme trouble waking up thurs/fri morning, and for those 3-4 days before I get caught up on sleep I'm useless. Usually Sunday morning I'd just go to bed at like 4pm and sleep through the night.
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I find this similiar to me..
     
  11. xela

    xela So say we all!

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    I don't function unless I get mininum 8 hours a night. I'm much happier with 10, but I only get that sometimes on the weekends.
     
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    I get about 6 hours a night and it's not enough. I try to catch a nap in the car during lunch once or twice a week.I'll still crash for like 12 hours every other week.
     
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    I try to get a minimum of 8 hours a night ... try to find some information on sleeping. I read a few good articles (dont have links though) ... and it's very important how many sleeping-cycles you get and in what sleeping-phase you wake up ...

    when you do it right you wake up on your own before the alarm (that's what I do every day and you cant imagine how :cool: it is when you wake up on your own without an alarm every day)
     
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    For me, getting enough sleep is critical. I can not eat well and do okay, but if I didn't sleep well, forget it. I can get by on 6 hours, but then I have to sleep more on the weekend. Try for at least 7.
     
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    sleep is the best thing in the world for you, get as much as you can. You also naturally realease more growth hormone while asleep.
     
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    I get about 7 hours a sleep, sometimes only 6

    I can't sleep at night :hs:
     
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    have u tried melatonin or some other sleep supplement?
     
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    I've given it a shot a few times, but it makes me worthless the next day
     
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    I know I should get more, but unless I'm off from work I get no more than 6 hours of sleep, closer to 3-4 hours with a short nap thrown in some six hours before bed (maybe). The way I see it, if I'm not tired out of bed, I won't fall asleep in bed, so I just stay awake and take care of this and that. When the alarm goes off at 3:00 AM I just gotta man up and take care of business. :dunno:
     
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