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Tip #33. How to Sleep Less and Stay Healthy

My today’s tip is up as a guest post at Pick the Brain blog. It’s about sleeping less time by improving the quality of your sleep and changing your sleeping habits. Head there to read full story, as well as many other great articles on self-improvement, productivity and motivation.

Added: 8/31/2007 07:25:28 AM

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Jeremy Hobbs says:
8/31/2007 5:29:15 PM
Even nights when I have amazingly restful sleep, I still need ten hours. Other folks manage fine on 8, I wish I could as well.
Louiss says:
9/2/2007 9:48:25 AM
erm, basically I have read up the full stories on another blog. But what is the differences between read a book and watch TV before sleep? As I know watch TV is one of the way to relax myself.

Kristie says:
9/2/2007 1:11:22 PM
I'd have to agree with Jeremy. I just see to need more hours no matter how well I sleep. Being 8 mos pregnant isn't helping right now, but even under better circumstances, I'm still a big time sleeper.
Lisa says:
9/5/2007 9:20:51 PM
I seem to find I can get by pretty well on around 5 hours sleep. More is better. But 5 seems to be the minimum.

Derek says:
9/8/2007 4:35:30 PM
I manage to get 5-7 hours of sleep per day because I am a student....
Ill try change some of my habits so I can sleep better at night.

Thanks for sharing this

babyblue says:
3/5/2008 2:03:24 AM
I'm an insomniac who has a difficulty sleeping at night..That's why i can't get the right amount of sleep one should have..Thanks for the tip and I'll try to apply it to myself.^_^

Get Better Sleep says:
3/6/2008 10:35:04 AM
Well the amount of rest you're getting is proportional to the quality of sleep you have. So you might just need to get better sleep, then naturally you will need less sleep.
Ron says:
3/12/2008 4:08:02 AM
I've found that when I work out regularly, I need less sleep and feel more alert during the day (assuming I didn't over do it on the workout - when I'm doing manual labor, I often need extra sleep).

Ron
www.triumphdining.com

Randy from Calgary says:
3/13/2008 8:13:16 PM
I work construction during the day. On the really hard days, I find I need at least an extra hour of sleep. The whole thing really is very dependent on a lot of individual situations. I know if I'm on days off, I usually can get by on a little less.
Roberto says:
5/5/2008 6:50:33 PM
You know, I think it really depends on the person -- how active you are and how much energy you naturally have, and also how motivated you are to spend time on whatever it is you're doing, work or play.

David says:
5/19/2008 10:16:44 PM
I think a lot of people can sleep less and remain healthy but I would definitely recommend getting a good amount of excercise while trying to do this as well. My body always seems to fall into a deeper sleep, more quickly after a good workout.
Kristian Liebrand says:
6/3/2008 5:13:01 AM
Basically less sleep will make your day stressful actually an average sleep per night should not be less than 6 hours. So, anything less than that will make you restless. And if you are sleeping in the afternoons 15 minutes of the sleep is equivalent to 1 hour sleep of night.

Sports Psychology Degrees by Jack says:
6/19/2008 4:51:04 PM
I usually sleep 11-12hrs a night, so I'm not sure if sleeping less is something I'd ever consider. I love sleep like candy. But I realize that if I only slept half the time that I do, I'd be able to watch a whole lot more Youtube and take the kids to school etc. They're almost at an age now where the government is going to show up at my door and take them away.
Tummy Tuck Cost NJ says:
6/19/2008 9:52:01 PM
I only get 6 hours of sleep a night...I definitely need to start sleeping at least 8 to function at peak capacity.

Sleep Less says:
1/26/2011 3:19:26 AM
I sleep about 4-5 hours a night and have no problem staying focused during the day. I don't know but I trained myself to think that 5 hours is extremely enough sleep.
I also wrote some tips about sleeping less here: http://hubpages.com/hub/sleep_less
Basically what's most important is to stop thinking that you need more than 8 hours of sleep a day - that's unhealthy sleep! And always try to sleep the same amount during workdays and weekends or you get a "jet lag" like problem because your body doesn't know how much sleep actually is good!

Laon says:
2/16/2011 11:32:26 AM
Since I am working during graveyard hours, I need to sleep in the morning, most of the time I wake up sooner and ended to have only sleep for about 4 hours which makes me uncofortable when visiting a friends of mide. in front of our mirror.

Verna Peterman says:
3/21/2011 6:15:00 AM
This is true,at some point. When I went to put Taebo in my daily routine and tried to eat less, I noticed that I can sleep better and has less headaches throughout the day (I have migraine attacks). It seems that the body adjusts to recuperate base on the work load it has.Nice post!
Carla says:
3/31/2011 2:29:48 PM
I can't sleep less, the whole day I'm feeling sleepy and I can't concentrate to do anything so I need to sleep well and some couple of hours

Locksmith Training says:
4/5/2011 12:45:51 AM
You know what now a days my Routine schedule is become very TIGHT and I hardly able to spend 5-6 hrs for my SLEEP and this routine will going continue for more than 1yrs so I got what I want --HEALTH with LESS SLEEP or MORE FRESH with LESS SLEEP.
Peet says:
9/12/2011 10:17:52 PM
Because I work 12hr shifts (Which rotate), and have stuff I have to do outside of work, I tend to sleep 4.5-6hrs max. At first I was so exhausted throughout the day, but something incredible has happened. Now that I have fully adjusted I feel like a very happy, optimistic person with a rocket shoved up their butt.

It's crazy, as I was so grumpy while adjusting, but I feel like I am able to do so much more now on less sleep than I could getting more sleep. Granted, in my head, I'd still love to sleep 8hrs (often I set my alarm for 6hrs after laying down in bed) but frankly, I tend to wake up about an hour before it goes off. So I don't think I need - or want - 8hrs of sleep anymore.

Minuteman Spill says:
9/21/2011 6:15:17 PM
If you get used to sleeping less it will be your normal sleeping hours.
burlingame boot camp says:
9/23/2011 5:59:31 AM
Hey...
As doctors say we must take sleep of minimum 8 hours.. If we sleep less than it than it isn't good for your health..

coleo says:
9/24/2011 11:54:29 PM
I usually sleep 11-12hrs a night, so I'm not sure if sleeping less is something I'd ever consider. I love sleep like candy. But I realize that if I only slept half the time that I do, I'd be able to watch a whole lot more Youtube and take the kids to school etc. They're almost at an age now where the government is going to show up at my door and take them away.

new year wishes says:
11/2/2011 5:22:27 AM
National Sleep Foundation identified several warning signs that a driver is tired, dangerous, like rolling down the window, the radio will increase, difficult to keep your eyes open, head nodding, drifting out of band, and I was daydreaming.

RCA ieftin 2011 says:
11/3/2011 5:35:47 AM
I don' t think that sleeping less is a good thing for your health. Your brain needs to relax after longer and intense mental activities. It must stay in the standby mode for at least 8 hours, for your neurons to work properly the next day. Your subconscious is very sensitive and you must take care of him in the right manner. Cheers.
duvet covers says:
11/28/2011 7:48:44 PM
My motivation on how to go to sleep early during night time is to read a book. And you have also use duvet covers on your bed in order for to sleep comfortably.

ByeVideo says:
12/15/2011 10:16:57 PM
Well the amount of rest you're getting is proportional to the quality of sleep you have. So you might just need to get better sleep, then naturally you will need less sleep.

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