Monday, Wednesday, Friday Question Time
From about the age of 16, l started to suffer from insomnia, albeit at that time it was more of a night owl problem rather than straight out couldn’t sleep. I had had problems before that age, but l grew up in a combat zone so stress played a pretty staunch role with me. The unknown Asperger’s was also l should imagine a consideration that may also have been playing. My mind simply wouldn’t rest, so l had to make myself both physically and mentally tired before my mind would shut down for the night.
By my early 20’s, l wasn’t sleeping and this lasted till around my later 40’s. I would be lucky if l could grab 2-3 hours of sleep a night. So l would start to work all the hours until l dropped, then l would catch a few hours sleep and reboot. It is suggested that we need roughly 5 hours sleep a night for comfort and 8 for a total refresh, but we live in a world that demands more of us, so what is ‘normal sleep pattern?’
These days and that is without tablets knocking me for 6 most days, l tend to survive on 5 hours, but what about you?
How much sleep do you get a night? How much sleep do you need?
Are you on 4, 6, 8 or 8+ or even -4 hours per night?
“Are you getting enough nightly or weekly?”
Everyone loves a bit of banter, some discussion, topical talk, well that’s what MWF Question Time is all about.