Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
Okay, i've been avoiding this topic since it usually gets me so negative but this thread has some steam so i'll join in. Since I was 5 I haven't been able to sleep well. I feel nauseous when I wake up every morning, and going to bed ends my evening free time so it has always been negative for me. Add to that the fact that i usually take 1-2 hours to fall asleep and it's easily the worst part of my life. On work nights I stay up until 2am (up at 6:30), on weekends I stay up until 5 or 6am usually and wake up at noon. That means I sleep 4 hours on work nights and 6 on weekends. I can't imagine getting 8 hours of sleep, how could you even live an adult life and sleep that much? I'm so warped by having all my sleep problems that I never experienced a "normal sleep schedule" and I typically think of people who sleep 8+ hours as very lazy. Think for just a second how often people complain to you about being tired or not getting enough sleep the night before. Now imagine that happens to you EVERY night, but you have to listen to Sleeping Beauty complain to you the next day. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
When I was younger, I could easily sleep 9 hours a night. I am lucky to get 2 hours before waking up. Last night I woke up 4 or 5 times. It usually takes me 20 minutes to an hour to fall back asleep each time. That is where I get screwed up.

As for waking up being sick to your stomach, I had that for a long time. Not so much now but I still can't eat for a few hours after just waking up. A doctor once told me that was hormone related.

I think the quality of sleep is what matters. If you can get 4 hours of quality sleep, it will feel like 6 or 7. I think most people if they ate right and were decently active, 6 hours would be plenty. I usually need about 7 to 7 and a half not to feel like I need a nap later in the day but I wake up a lot so I have horrible sleep quality.