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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by johnnym1, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. johnnym1

    johnnym1 Type 2 · Member

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    Tiredness is common at moment. How many hours sleep do most folk on here get?
     
  2. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends - sometimes I get 7 then others a measley 3 or 4. My brain has a way of convincing me I need to think about unimportant stuff.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    About 7 hours, which is about the same as when I worked for a living.
     
  4. Caeseji

    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Usually around 6 here myself, I always seem to run well at that.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    8 hours normally, with one or two brief breaks for a bathroom visit. I sleep very well. I love my bed.
     
  6. Muddikins

    Muddikins Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Four or five hours at most these days. I go to bed tired and then wake up and can't fall off again. I don't know why, I have generally slept like the proverbial log all my life.
     
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    Major Buckmaster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10 hrs.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    Average 4 hours per night
    If am on a high with my bipolar, I can be awake for roughly 3 days with no sleep
     
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    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Averages around 8 hours, depending on how active and busy the day was.
     
  10. michita

    michita Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    6 or 7 hours for me, the quality of sleep is also important. On the day I go to gym I can tell the difference next day :)
     
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    Barrowbakers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7 hours with one or two “wee” breaks
     
  12. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Usually between 6 and 7. Feel best with 8 but several nights a month it’ll drop to 4 or 5 for no apparent reason.

    I’ve had a Fitbit for over a year now and it showed that generally I get more than I realised. Years of tiredness made me think I slept badly (probably the undiagnosed diabetes, iron and vitamin deficiencies in hindsight)
     
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  13. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My missus always says I could sleep on a clothes line as I get off to sleep easy and wake when it's time......and can nap at will.........not so easy at the moment though with IV antibiotics every 4 hours :spitoutdummy::grumpy:
     
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    Not Sleeping :( Suffering bad Tinnitus at the moment. Used to sleep great. Then would fall asleep fine but could not stay asleep 4-5 hrs. Now can't do either (last couple of months). Definitely a contributing factor to getting T2.
     
  15. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I function better on 7-8 hrs sleep but can get as little as 5 hrs. some nights I'm restless and other nights I sleep well. I'm up early for work most days, now my body clock won't let me sleep in on my days off which can be annoying
     
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    Adm_Mad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a full time day job and a part-time night job that I have to be on call for, so some nights I only get about four or five hours, some Friday and Saturday nights I can be working until early the morning. When things are going well I get at least six or even more.

    I suspect that one of the reasons I wasn't aware of tiredness/fatigue as a symptom of my type 2 is because of my working hours, it wouldn't be remotely unusual to be a tired some mornings with my lifestyle! XD
     
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    enb54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Usually 7 or 8 hours, when I go to sleep don't usually wake until morning, am a very heavy sleeper.
     
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    Sarah69 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I’ve finished 2 days of 12hr shifts I’ll generally sleep for 12hr if I’m not working I’d say 10 no getting up either. I do use sleeping tablets, couldn’t sleep without them.
     
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    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Anything from 4-5 hrs, 7 hours if im lucky :hungover:
    Does naps count as sleeping? :hilarious:
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't function particularly well if I sleep less than eight hours - without an alarm to wake me I can easily sleep for nine, sometimes ten, hours.
     
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