There are differences from one person to another but generally 7-8 hours of sleep is recommended. That would put your bed time at 7-8 PM. If you get sleepy during the day or require an alarm clock to wake up, those are signs you might want to hit the sack a little earlier. If you sleep for 8 hours or more and still get sleepy during the day, you might want to get checked out for sleep apnia.
Thanks Rob, I usually do need at least 8 hrs of sleep and yes do need a alarm clock to wake up. I was actually thinking of going to bed around 6:30pm, my wife also thought 6:30 was a good idea. I started new hrs at work so need to be up early now.
Hi Rob, started my new hours and have been going to bed at 6:30, but tonigt changing it to 6pm instead. I have been feeling tired, guess I just need to get use to these new hours.
Ask your wife to watch you after you've been asleep for a while. If you go through periods when it appears you aren't breathing, then you gasp for air, that's a sign of apnia. While the immediate symptoms are just being tired during the day, the long term effects of sleep deprivation can be seriously damaging to your health.
Thats a good idea, I will have her watch me tonight. Have to say had a good nights sleep last night with going to bed at 6, actually I went a little before 6. I was just talking to a guy here and he said he goes around 5:30 becuase he needs about 9 hrs of sleep. Will let you know what happens. Will be going for a physcial on Saturday morning I will talk to doctor about it also. Thanks for the information.
Hi Rob, My wife did watch me sleep last night and said I slept like a baby. I never stoped breathing or did it look like I was gaspping for air. I went up again a little before 6 and didn't wake up till alarm went off.