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    Are You a Super Sleeper?
    Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Do you think you can function on four hours of sleep? What about if you got four hours for two nights? What if you only got four hours of sleep every night for a week — do you think you could function normally then?

    The answer for almost all of us is no.

    Unless you are one of a group of people called either 'super sleepers' or 'short sleepers' — people who actually only need fewer than six hours of sleep each night.

    On his blog, Sleep Well, Dr. Michael Breus asks us, "If you have the chance to sleep longer on weekends or vacation, do you still only sleep five hours a night?"

    If you tend to sleep in when you can, Dr. Breus says you are probably not a super sleeper and you NEED those 7-8 hours of rest. Check out this article and find out what other questions will tell you if you're a short sleeper.

    Do you feel that you only need a few hours of sleep each day and could be a Super Sleeper? Share your thoughts.
    Insomnia is a gross feeder.  It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman
    NeNe_11 responded:
    I dont know that Im a super sleeper but what I can tell you is that I LOVE to sleep! Thanks to a nightly dose of Ambien, I sleep pretty good too. I wish I could nap during the day for an hour or so but can't-never could.
    Goodnight & sweet dreams!
    Andie_WebMD_Staff replied to NeNe_11's response:
    LOL @ loving to sleep! I'm glad the Ambien helps and you're sleeping well, NeNe. :)

    I think I may be one of those people that doesn't need a lot of sleep. At least I used to be. Not so sure about now, but I used to work graveyard and survived on about 2-3 hours sleep every day for over 3 years.

    Of course, I was tired as heck, so I guess that means I would not qualify as a super sleeper since they don't seem to feel the difference.

    What would be better? Being able to sleep all day/night/as much as you wanted OR being able to survive & feel great after only a few hours of sleep every night?

    Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman

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