Leno only needs 5?! Wow I hadn't heard that. I need at least 8 to function properly.
I need eight. I get seven plus. I never nap, not even when I had newborns. I started giving myself eight hours a night in medical school, when I realized the extra couple of hours improved my learning more than the extra anatomy review.
I need 8 to feel good but I can usually function with 7. I usually get between 7 and 8, but that's not due to not allowing time to sleep, but rather waking up a lot during the night due to having become an ultra light sleeper (thank you, baby and residency).I like naps but I try to avoid them because I often wake up feeling disoriented and then can't sleep that night.
I hail from a family of sleepers. I get 7-8. Any less than that, my sleep deficit builds and I end up falling asleep at random times. I am that sleep sensitive.If I had the opportunity to nap (kids otherwise occupied on the weekend), I totally would. I can sleep on demand. Anytime. Anywhere.
I function optimally with 8.5 If I have call every 4th night I need about 9-9.5 on the non-call nights so as not to develop a deficit. Being diligent about getting enough sleep during medical school has allowed me to learn better and retain my sanity.I don't know how I'm going to survive residency.
i get about 9.5 to 10 hours a night. all my friends make fun of me for going to bed so late.... None of my classmates sleep more than 7 or 8 hours a night.
Function best on 7.CAN function on 2 if I can shower and gulp down a grande americano
I'm better with 8-10.I usually function on 6-7 and then life starts beating me down.I haven't felt rested since medical school. That was 12 years ago.
It all depends on the day. If I chose to sit up and watch something on TV, I can either sleep through my shower time, or I can get up and go with less sleep. I'm the typical student, trying to get a job on the ambulance service on overnights. I'll get back to you on that sleep thing.
I honestly didn't know how I would survive 3rd year of med school, but I did, averaging 6-7 hours per night. Optimal is 7-8 for me. Residency is next year, so I am trying to save up all the sleep I can now! :)
I get 6-7 but I must be sleep deprived because I can fall asleep anywhere, any time. A 10 minute cat nap really restores me.
Can't cat nap, but occasionally I like 2-3 hour afternoon naps. I function best on 9 hours, wake refreshed, but usually get 4-6.
I function best 3 or 6. In undergrad, when I worked 3 jobs and took 21 credit hours a semester, I slept for 2 hours at a night. During graduate school, where I worked 4 jobs, and went to two different schools, for 2 different Master's programs, I obtained 1 or less per night! Uggh! Too many 25 page papers due each week.
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