I ask because during times when I get regular strenuous exercise this number comes down to about 7.5-8 hours.
I do get really deep sleep though. I would really prefer if I could sleep longer but my job shifts prevent that.
9 -10.5 hours normally, 7-9 hours if I've been working out routinely.
Recently I've been falling asleep at about 5:30am, and dozing through the day, and waking properly at 13:00ish.
Zopiclone and sleep hygiene is helping to kick it back into a sensible rhythm.
I'm a bit curious now, I wonder how many people here try to wake up naturally.. personally, I consider that to be pretty reliable in forecasting my day's productivity.
(This is not a scientific study ,so take it with a grain of salt - http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1812420,00.ht...
5 or 6 months ago, I recovered my senses and changed my sleeping habits and now sleep a good 8-10 hours every day and feel I'm so much more "productive" that sometimes I feel sad about the "lost time".
So, this topic might bring others who were deluded (like me) back to sanity (or I hope so)!
However, when I do make time to relax - I've been known to knock out during the day and not wake up until 3 or 4 the next morning, thus continue this horrible habit.
Weekends around 8-9 hours per night.