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How long does it take you to get to sleep?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Simmy, 15 May 2006.

  1. Simmy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,234

    Location: Bristol

    I wash just discussing with my hosuemate how long it takes him to get to sleep, as he's always saying how little sleep he got the night before. Turns out it takes him 4 HOURS (!) to get to sleep!! Whereas I am usually out of it in around 10minutes.

    Am I unusually quick to get to sleep? Or does my housemate take a ridiculous amount of time?!
  2. chris_r


    Joined: 1 Dec 2003

    Posts: 2,812

    Location: Liverpool

    i take hours too, always have, and at the min im on pills
  3. Raumarik


    Joined: 14 Jul 2003

    Posts: 13,772

    5-20mintes, any longer than that and you really should get up and do something boring for a while then return to bed or you'll lie there for hours. He should seek help if he's taking that long to get to sleep though, something not right there.
  4. Poolybit

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    Joined: 14 May 2006

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    It really depends for me, usually takes over a few hours but I have suffered from insomnia for a fair while and I'm still getting over it now so I guess that don't count.
  5. geeza


    Joined: 30 Aug 2004

    Posts: 9,212

    depends. if im really tired from the night before and had no sleep then im asleep like a flash. If ive had 12cans of redbull the night before then i get about 4 minutes sleep!

    Normally however itll take anywhere between 30mins and 2hours
  6. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

    Posts: 13,314

    Location: Wolverhampton

    Depends on activities before sleep.

    If I'm trying to get to sleep, reading always tires me out.
  7. Holly_Pinklady


    Joined: 14 May 2006

    Posts: 69

    Location: Bolton

    Me too, try reading the dictionary, that should do it in 5! :)
  8. Meatball


    Joined: 12 Jun 2005

    Posts: 6,295

    Location: St Albans

    Depends for me. When I've been reading my book I get tired easily and I'm normally sleeping around 11. However most of the time I can look at the clock and it's 1 and I'm not at all tired. :(
  9. McDaniel


    Joined: 15 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,872

    Location: Southend-on-Sea

    Hours for me, i have mild insomnia aswell, sometimes it can be really really bad othertimes i can be fine.

    Last night took me about 3 hours.
  10. Snow-Munki


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,054

    Location: At home

    takes me about 30 secs... hmm maybe there is something wrong with me :p
  11. Dave


    Joined: 30 Oct 2004

    Posts: 4,937

    Location: Sacramento CA

    Too long.

    At the moment it takes me around 2 hours to get to sleep, even if I'm completely shattered. :(
  12. Jasperado

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 24 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,034

    Location: Scotlandshire

    About 2mins , if i'm not asleep i get up for an hour then try again.
  13. quadboi


    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,606

    About 15mins for me, otherwise will play a game then go back :p
  14. woodsy2k

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    Joined: 6 Nov 2005

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    Good question.

    Personally If im that tired, i can fall asleep in a matter of minutes.

    Although if I have alot on my mind it can take a while. even up to 2 hours sometimes.

    As has been said, if you cant sleep, i find reading something or doing something equally physically undemanding helps the body to calm down and focus on something other than what you are worrying about.

    Also a small form of meditation can sometimes help as well. For me it involves forcing myself to think about one thing, (perhaps a place or something like that) and one thing only. Kinda gives the mind chance to rest on what it is worrying about and you can fall asleep fairly quickly.

    Woodsy :)
  15. _dogma_

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    Joined: 11 Oct 2005

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    Location: Kirkcaldy.

    If I'm at home it can take me a few hours but if I'm at my boyfriend's it only takes me about 5 minutes. His bed is so much comfier! :)
  16. Adz


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 10,274

    Location: Berkshire

    Depends on my state of mind. If I'm relaxed or drunk, seconds. If I'm stressed or worried or have been working late and therefore have a lot of adrenaline, endorphines, etc running around my system it can take hours.

    I refuse to take pills as I know I'd become reliant on them very quickly. I know people who do take sleeping pills and many of them wish they hadn't started.
  17. penski


    Joined: 9 May 2005

    Posts: 20,834

    Location: NE8

    45 seconds, maybe...

    Post-orgasm, possibly 12 or 13 seconds.

    I can sleep at any time, anywhere. It rocks.

  18. Bumhucker


    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

    Posts: 919

    Location: Not in ham

    I used to live in a rural/suburban area where at night it would be absolutely silent and pitch black. When I'm at uni in town it's a different case. I can find it so hard trying to get to sleep as I'm not used to all the surrounding lights and sounds.

    At home it takes less than half an hour. At uni 1-2 hours.
  19. Lagmeister


    Joined: 17 Nov 2005

    Posts: 931

    It depends for me, sometimes I can get to sleep in about 5 minutes, sometimes it can take hours, depends on the weather usually, I have an amazing weather predicting knee, it hurts when its going to rain, its really uncanny.
  20. EVH


    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,903

    Location: Wales

    I'd say 2-3 minutes if Im tired...

    On average though about 2 hours :(