Say I slept for 5-6 hours... *Sleep/Recovery Related*

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  1. Finesse

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    ..and went to class for another 5-6 hours and then took a 3 hour nap, would I be getting enough rest for my body? I always hear on here how important sleep is.
     
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    I am no expert on sleep, but I think they say 8 hours in a stretch is good because your sleep stages go in cycles.

    I know I wouldn't feel tired after a situation like that, but I am not sure how good it is recovery wise.
     
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    Don't have time to find research or anything regarding sleep cycles, but many get by with 5-6 hours with no problems. A "nap" should not be 3 hours long, and in my experience, anything more than 30-40mins and I feel really tired AFTER the said nap.
     
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    a nap can be as long as you need it to be, ESPECIALLY in college
     
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    you are getting enough rest when you feel rested. if you want to sleep, then sleep.
     
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    The body needs about 7.5-8 hours of sleep(in one stretch, for adults) to get the full benefits of recovery, which revolves around going through all of the sleep stages. If you don't get all of that sleep during the right part of the circadian rhythm, there's no way to make up that recovery time until you go to sleep the next night. A well placed nap can freshen you up if you're groggy, but there's no worthwhile recovery time there.

    And 3 hours is not a "nap".
     
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    Adults will generally need form 6-10 hours of sleep daily depending on the person. Naps are good. Wolfhunter does it, it must work!
     
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    A nap by it's very definition is a brief thing. It doesn't matter where you are.

    If you're knocked out for 2-3-4 hours you're not "napping".
     
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    Don't call it a nap then.

    If you require "naps" that are 3 hours long, you are not getting adequate sleep, nutrition, etc.
     
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    i get at most 7 hrs of sleep a night, i'd like more but whaddarugonnado amirite?
     
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    There was something posted here awhile back regarding sleep and insulin sensativity. If I recall correctly a stretch less then 6 hours straight decreased sensitivity by like 25%.
     
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    just because your muscles aren't recovering doesn't mean it isn't worthwhile and physiologically beneficial

    I don't give a fuck what you call it :rolleyes: congratulations on pointing out my poor choice of vocabulary
     
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    Great information. Thanks.

    And yeah I guess you're right that 3 hours really isn't a nap. :rofl:
     
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    Don't worry bro, I take 2-3 hour naps daily.
     
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    Good .. just making sure I'm not the only one. How much sleep do you get in your night's rest?
     
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    the body can adapt to whatever you throw at it as long as you make a set routine.
     
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    Usually about 5-6 hours a night on the weekdays then a nap from 5/530ish to 730ish. Weekends about 9-10hours of sleep with no nap although I could take one my GF is all up in my grill making me do stuff
     
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    I know it seems that simple but for me it hasn't been. Some nights I'm just way too fucking restless. :o

    And I wan't to be fully awake and ready and full of food and sleep and all other goodness when I get to the gym .. I've gotten myself into a cycle of that which has been hard to break. :hsd:
     
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    what college did YOU go to?
     
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    He put recovery in the thread title, so i'm gonna assume muscle recovery is one the primary issues he's worried about.

    Who pissed in your cherrios? :hsugh:
     
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    :ugh:
     
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    lol i agree
     
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