Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Random Poll...Sleep

How much sleep do you get?

I was reading an article in Better Homes and Gardens last night and it asked accomplished women how they maintained their health during their rise to success.

It was something quoted by Alexandra Stoddard (a designer and author) that caught my attention and gave me pause. She talked about how important it is to make time for yourself as you cared for your family.

Time is something that is relative to each person and unfortunately I am thinking I spend too much time sleeping. To be completely honest, I love my bed.

If I really want to be productive and successful, maybe I need to give up some of my sleeping hours?

It is something that confuses me…

I have friends that can’t sleep at all and spend most of their nights reading, on the computer or watching TV. Some go to bed early and some go to bed very late.

What is the right combination and if there is a combination does it make for a more successful person?

Is it a question of what you are willing to sacrifice to make it all work?

Ok…now I want to ask you what is your sleeping pattern? This is a random poll that I think will provide some answers. I have my predictions but want to see if I can prove them.

So please leave a comment…I would really appreciate it and I will report back to you on its results.


mysteryhistorymom said...

I get 6, maybe 7 hours of sleep a night, if I am lucky. I need more, but I am a NIght Owl and late nights are where I get my "me" time.

Love Alexandra Stoddard!:) Lori

Sheila R said...

I get about 6 hours of sleep per night during the work week. It is so I can get time to get everything I need to get done with a little of me time too. On the weekends I try to get around 7 hours, if I am lucky! (with a nap when needed)

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Do not mess with my 8 hours... or I'll be very cranky!!!...and that will not make me successful! LOL

traci said...

i get between 7-8 hours, depending on the amount of snoring my husband does. oh yeah, at a certain time of the month i have a terrible night of insomnia.

Jeanneoli said...

I love bed...REALLY love bed. We have an amazing mattress and it is heaven. I really like about 9-10 hours. Serious. I do. I don't usually get it...I usually get 8.

Jo James said...

I get 8-9 hours mosts nights, and love my blankets and pillows! AND I'm very productive, thank you very much :)

tara said...

I love sleeping..I don't get as much as I should or would like, but I love my bed. I think there has to be a happy medium with sleep, family and alone time...!

Ms. Tee said...

well, I don't get enough sleep, but I am doing better. I'm a night owl at heart, so it's very easy for me to stay up too late... I probably avg about 7 hours of sleep a night, although I know I need about 8 or 9 to function at my best. :)

Chic Cottage Junk said...

I usually get 8-9 hours a night. I've always required a lot of sleep but have only recently been getting it and I love it!