View Full Version : How often do you wake during the night? (On average)


TaleofGenji
07-22-09, 01:36 PM
I'm reading about sleep disorders and it made me wonder, how many times per night does the average person wake? I think I'm waking once an hour or more.

S.A.M.
07-22-09, 01:37 PM
Never. I sleep like the dead

WillNever
07-22-09, 01:49 PM
Once, sometimes.

joepistole
07-22-09, 01:53 PM
Never. I sleep like the dead

lol, just another reason to marry you SAM.

It depends on how active the wives are. If the wives sleep well, everybody sleeps well. If the wives do not sleep well, nobody sleeps well.

cosmictraveler
07-22-09, 02:38 PM
how many times per night does the average person wake

Most people sleep through the night without waking up until the alaerm goes off in the morning, usually about 6 to 8 hours of rest. I get up a few times during the night due to back pain and other problems I have but before I had these problems I slept about 8 hours a night average. I do not eat anything before bed, at least 3 hours before. Drinking water is OK but no sugar!

RubiksMaster
07-22-09, 07:57 PM
For the past week I've been waking up around 4:00, and immediately falling asleep again. I would say I wake up during the night (enough to be conscious of it) maybe 2 or 3 times per week on average.

Anti-Flag
07-22-09, 08:51 PM
Pretty much every hour. That's not supposed to happen for normal sleep though.

Killjoy
07-22-09, 09:38 PM
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Once a night every now & then - usually if I've been drinking a lot of water during the evening. I totter off to empty the old bladder, then shuffle back to Nod like a zombie. Or occasionally for a moment or 3 after an odd dream, as though reminding myself that it was actually a dream.

S.A.M.
07-23-09, 01:55 AM
lol, just another reason to marry you SAM.

It depends on how active the wives are. If the wives sleep well, everybody sleeps well. If the wives do not sleep well, nobody sleeps well.

I kick.

Orleander
07-23-09, 08:29 AM
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Once a night every now & then - usually if I've been drinking a lot of water during the evening. I totter off to empty the old bladder, then shuffle back to Nod like a zombie. Or occasionally for a moment or 3 after an odd dream, as though reminding myself that it was actually a dream.

same here. I drink way too much water before bed.

joepistole
07-23-09, 08:32 AM
I kick.

LOL I am sure you do.:)

MacGyver1968
07-23-09, 08:42 AM
As I'm am getting older I find it more difficult to sleep through the entire night, without having get up and use the bathroom. When I was younger, I would only wake if I had a completely full..about to burst bladder. Now it takes alot less. I'm sure drinking beer before bed has nothing to do with it. :rolleyes:

Absane
07-23-09, 08:53 AM
When I am asleep, it's damn near impossible to wake me up unless it's around the time i usually wake up. I have to set two alarms and at one time in my life I had three alarm clocks set.

The funny thing is, my quality of sleep is always poor.

TaleofGenji
07-23-09, 09:53 AM
I paid closer attention last night. I finally fell asleep around 12:30 - 1 a.m.

Woke up hourly just about to the minute and each time it was because I was in pain (a body part had fallen asleep, something was being twisted or pinched)

I woke up at least 10 times.

I'm going to attempt to sleep on my back tonight and see what happens but I don't think I'm getting out of this one without making a Dr. appt.

S.A.M.
07-23-09, 10:05 AM
Doesn't anyone sleep well here?

lucifers angel
07-23-09, 10:36 AM
I'm reading about sleep disorders and it made me wonder, how many times per night does the average person wake? I think I'm waking once an hour or more.

i wake about 4/5 times a night, but that also depends on where i am

James R
07-24-09, 01:30 AM
Actually, everybody wakes multiple times during the night. People sleep in cycles of about 30-40 minutes duration, made up of deep sleep followed by dream (REM) sleep, followed by a light sleep/wake period. Most people do not remember the wake periods, since they are immediately followed by another sleep cycle starting.

Fraggle Rocker
07-31-09, 01:33 PM
I'm 65 so I only need 4 1/2 - 5 1/2 hours' sleep. I never wake up during the night. But I often find it difficult to fall asleep, sometimes it takes an hour or more, so I just start reading and that usually makes me drowsy. On work days I seem to have an inner alarm clock and I often wake up a few minutes early, giving me some time for drowsy-doggy-hugs before we all have to get up. But once I'm asleep I stay that way until morning.

My wife has told me of some astoundingly noisy, chaotic things that happened that took her an hour to settle down, and I slept blissfully all the way through.

STEALTH60
07-31-09, 03:20 PM
Acording to me I sleep like a log, however everyone else says that I kick like a mule which perhaps explains why the blankets and sheets end up on the flore in the morning. I feel prfectly rested, though I don't know how.

Michael
07-31-09, 05:39 PM
I'm reading about sleep disorders and it made me wonder, how many times per night does the average person wake? I think I'm waking once an hour or more.that I know of none. Unless I had some beers and have to go... other than that I'm out like a light switch. If I'm at the bar and have inhaled my share of smoke, the nicotine will screw up my sleep. But in general I go out.

Anti-Flag
07-31-09, 06:19 PM
Actually, everybody wakes multiple times during the night. People sleep in cycles of about 30-40 minutes duration, made up of deep sleep followed by dream (REM) sleep, followed by a light sleep/wake period. Most people do not remember the wake periods, since they are immediately followed by another sleep cycle starting.

I can't believe I completely forgot about this point. James is correct, studies show that people wake up several times a night, but that they don't remember them.
Although the last I heard it was less severe than some of the posters here appear to exhibit, and the average was 3-5 times a night, whilst the cycles were slightly longer, depending on just how much sleep you need to get as everybody is different. Most people sleep 6-9 hours a night IIRC, so that would give cycles over an hour in duration (on average).

superstring01
07-31-09, 11:13 PM
I'm reading about sleep disorders and it made me wonder, how many times per night does the average person wake? I think I'm waking once an hour or more.


ow often do you wake during the night? (On average)

Often. VERY often.

I have horrible insomnia. I've tried everything. I have amazing sleep hygiene. I eat NO carbs after 3pm. No refined carbs at all. I avoid wheat at all costs (which is goddamned difficult but I'm learning). I've been on and off everything. Valerian root. Heleotherapy (which works well). Light therapy (which helps some). Melatonin. Warm milk. Ambien. Sonata. Doxepin (which had a very dangerous effect on me). I now use Lunesta once a day 20 minutes before bed. I sleep for the first four hours. I then sleep restlessly for the next three.

~String

orcot
08-01-09, 03:13 AM
It seems I scratch/grope people in my sleep. Slept to long with a blanket in my childhood I suspect

Fraggle Rocker
08-02-09, 07:56 PM
I sleep for the first four hours. I then sleep restlessly for the next three.How old are you? Many people believe they need a lot more sleep than they actually do.

Thirty years ago I drove myself nuts trying to get the standard eight hours. I finally gave up and started staying up later and enjoying some of the late-night TV shows, listening to music while doing needlepoint, or just reading. Then I'd go to bed and sleep soundly for 6 - 6.5 hours and I felt fine.

If you can sleep soundly for four hours, have you tried going to bed later or getting up earlier and just building your life around it?

Everyone's different and we don't all need the same amount of sleep. My wife and I are the same age but she can sleep for nine hours and doesn't feel good if she doesn't get at least seven. I stay up later and get up earlier.

superstring01
08-02-09, 07:56 PM
It seems I scratch/grope people in my sleep. Slept to long with a blanket in my childhood I suspect

Sigh.

My boyfriend too.

So annoying!

~String