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  • There are many high-achievers who naturally sleep very little. I may just be one of them and not know it yet
  • As long I keep myself aligned everyday then whatever sleep pattern I have is the right one even if it is different to everyone else's sleep pattern
  • Being unable to sleep is only a sign of resistance. As I gradually clear up my resistance, my sleep patterns will naturally come back into alignment also without me needing to worry about it
  • No-one has actually categorically proved that a certain amount of sleep is necessary or not necessary - different people say different things so it's whatever you believe that counts
  • I can always nap instead of trying to force myself to sleep. Napping still has many of the benefits of sleep
  • It's all about alignment in the end, not about the sleep
  • I think I'd hate it more if I was bored with nothing to stay awake for
  • It's not about how much you sleep anyway, it's about the quality of the sleep
  • Long periods of sleep are only necessary when you have resistance anyway
  • There have been many times when I have been so energized with what I am doing that sleep was almost unnecessary
  • When I have things to look forward to that really interest me, I know I just leap out of bed and have boundless energy regardless of how much I sleep

asked 12 Aug '13, 17:39

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thank u stingray :))

(14 Aug '13, 07:22) supergirl

Out of curiosity, @Stingray, roughly how much sleep do you need a day? Im guessing like 4-5? I want to become a person who needs little sleep, like Thomas Edison, this focus statment actually helped mould some beliefs I want to create in this subject, so thanks.

(19 Aug '13, 19:25) Nikulas

@Nikulas - Difficult to say. If I'm engaged with some really exciting (to me) activities, I can get away with 3 hours or so - occasionally less. Normal life experience probably averages about 5-6 hours. After a heavy workout, it might increase to 7-8+ hours. I rarely sleep in one continuous "lump" these days's mostly spread through the day/night. See Polyphasic sleep

(20 Aug '13, 07:56) Stingray

Maggie Thatcher managed on 4 to 5 hours, I read somewhere that Winston Churchill "power napped" his way thru the Second World War!

(21 Aug '13, 03:01) Monty Riviera
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Its strange the sleep thing. People get a few hours and function just perfectly. Then someone tells them they "need" 7 or 8 hours a day or their life will fall apart. Then they begin to worry! Then some expert tells them if they sleep for 10 hours regularly they will die early!

When I wake after 5 hours sleep my bodys telling me its had enough and its time to live again for the day. When im tired the bods telling me im ready for some sleep again.

Im nearly 50 and ive never had a regular sleep pattern .

I wonder if the angst and worry about the supposed sleep problem causes more harm than the perceived lack or excess of sleep?


answered 21 Aug '13, 03:17

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Monty Riviera


@Monty Riviera - "I wonder if the angst and worry about the supposed sleep problem causes more harm than the perceived lack or excess of sleep?" - I think people being scared into oversleeping is one of the scourges of modern times. I tend to keep my sleep patterns to myself otherwise it generates an almost religious defensive fervor in some people. Most people sleep far, far too much and it hurts them:

(21 Aug '13, 08:08) Stingray

I know what you mean Stingray. These days I go to sleep when im tired and then wake up when im not.

(22 Aug '13, 02:50) Monty Riviera
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