View Full Version : Consecutive hours of sleep

john smith
05-27-2010, 10:08 PM
If I am unable to sleep for more than 7 consecutive hours, should I be trying to take a nap sometime during the day? Or is just better to lay there not asleep for an extra hour or so in the morning? I dont necessarily feel tired during the day, but from what Ive read on here and Robb Wolf's website it seems that 8-9 hours of sleep are necessary to fully recover and I want to make sure Im not impeding my progress. Also, I wake up nearly every night to urinate at around 0300. How detrimental is this break in my sleep cycle?

Im 25 years old, have a physical job, and do metcon and strength work 5-6 times a week.

Darren Reed
05-27-2010, 11:24 PM
hello overtraining? sleep as much as possible. naps are manna from heaven.

Steven Low
05-28-2010, 04:58 AM
Take a week off from training, and eat more.

Donald Lee
05-28-2010, 07:51 AM
Some folks have struck the genetic lottery and don't require much sleep. If you feel fine with 7 hours, there's no need to force yourself to sleep more.

Chris Butler
05-28-2010, 01:51 PM
I'm also a non-sleeper. On average I get 5-6 hrs. a night. On rare occasions I'll get 7-8 hrs. I recover well and always have plenty of energy. I've been this way my whole life, even as a little kid.

If 7 hrs. works for you that is just how it is.