How many hours do you Sleep?

Sandy - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 157 moms have responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom, with a 2 year old Son and 7months daughter . I don't get very much sleep sometime it's because the kids wake up and other time i just can't sleep. I was just curious How many hours do you sleep?

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Daisha - posted on 10/21/2010

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My grlz are 7 and 8 so I am getting more sleep now than I did when they were younger. I generally need more sleep than the average person... I'll get about 8-9 hours at night and after I get the grlz on the bus I go back to bed for a couple more hours. If I don't get my sleep I am an awful, cranky mommy/gf.

Tasnim - posted on 10/21/2010

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on average between 8 to 9 hours and sometimes if I didn't sleep well I sleep when my son is taking his nap in the afternoon, I take a nap too :)

Bridgette - posted on 10/21/2010

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8-10 hours. I have a 14 yr, 5, 4, 3 & 20 mnth old. I am learning that sleep is valuable so I am making sure to get enough to be productive. Getting and keeping yourself and the kids on a schedule is key (even allowing for flexibility). I even have developed a routine for winding down so I can sleep well at night.

Karen - posted on 10/21/2010

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I get about 6 depending on homework. See, I'm only with my son day time and he gets up about 7 or 8a depending. But I go to night school from 5-11p and then homework at night usually runs until 1a or later so that leaves me with about 6 hours, at least on school days.

Krystie - posted on 10/21/2010

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depending on wheather the baby is teething or out of sorts i get anywhere between 4 and 8 hours of sleep. Mainly because if any of the older kids need attention, Hubby does it.

Linda - posted on 10/20/2010

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LOL!!! Great question!! I think I sleep like 7 hours including night and day!! Tiresome but loving it!!

Mary - posted on 10/20/2010

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i have 4 kids so sleep is always interrupted the oldest two are in bed by 9-9:30, and then my 2 yr old goes to sleep around 9:30, and then my 8 month old usually sleeps through the night unless he gets woke up by his sisters and then i get maybe 4 hrs a night

Sally - posted on 10/20/2010

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What's sleep? LOL...Depends on how much attention my husband needs at night, how itchy the baby is, and how early my big girl wants breakfast. Usually about 6 hours, occasionally 8, often 2-4. Sometimes I can nap an hour or two in the afternoon while my big girl plays internet games.

Tina - posted on 10/20/2010

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I have 1 adult child, 3 teenagers and 2 infant granddaughters ages 17 mo and 6 mo that live with me. Don't let anyone tell you that you will get more sleep as they get older bc you just have other things to deal with and worry about! I am lucky if I get 5-6 hrs a night. I care for both of my granddaughter while their mother is at work or at school which sometimes is up to 15 hrs a day!

Erlinda - posted on 10/20/2010

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i have a 2 year old boy and a month old daughter and my husband works odd hours every day so im usually home alone......im on my kids schedule which is...my son goes to bed between midnight and 1am and by the time i put him to sleep my daughter is still awake and she usually goes to bed between 1:30am and 2:30am plus i wake up every 2 or 3 hours with her and my son wakes up at 11am everyday and my daughter wakes up around noon so on a good night i might get 5 hours of good sleep but thats on a good night

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My 1 year old son usually sleeps 10 hrs at night. I get an average of about 6 hrs. I tend to spend time with husband, read, watch TV or straighten up after he goes to bed. I've tried laying down as soon as he does but can't sleep.

Michelle - posted on 10/20/2010

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I HAVE A 11 YEAR OLD BOY AND 14 MONTH OLD TWIN GIRLS SLEEP IS NOT IN MY VOCAB LUCKY TO GET 2 HOURS OF SOLID SLEEP A NIGHT SO U ARE NOT ALONE

Morgan - posted on 10/19/2010

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I have a nine month old and I get about 10-11 hours a night.....We know how to sleep its in our genes :)

Amanda - posted on 10/19/2010

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im so afraid my husband will over sleep that i sleep from the time his alarms go off (about 3am) till he wakes me up b4 he leaves (about 5am) its definatly not enough but i can sneek in a nap some days

Alex - posted on 10/19/2010

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i get from 9 till half 8 in the morning my son is 9 months old and has just started sleeping through zxxx

Kitty - posted on 10/19/2010

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Man i Remember those days I used to get soo mad when i didnt sleep well and i like my sleep time if i am disrupted everyone will hear about it lol

Kell - posted on 10/19/2010

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I average around 5-6 hours a night on a good night (which is about 70-75% of the time). 4 on a bad night (about 20-25% of the time). 7 on an excellent night (which are very few and far between).

Suzi - posted on 10/18/2010

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I get about 2 hours a night, 3 on a good night, I have a 5 year old daughter and am 7 months pregnant, i've never been a very good sleeper and always had tablets to help me, but obviously cant take them whilst i'm pregnant :-(

Corinne - posted on 10/18/2010

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I usually get about 6 hours. Would love to sleep a bit longer, but my body throws me out of bed at 6am and I can never get back to sleep!

Sarah-Anne - posted on 10/18/2010

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i have a 19 month old, i've been averaging about 3-5 hours of broken sleep since i was 5 or 6 months prego. She usually sleeps thru the night (8ish-8ish) but i don't anymore. my husband also gets up at 3:45 to go to work, so that wakes me up. I get my best sleep from 4:30 to 7/7:30. i can go to bed by 9, and still not fall asleep til midnight or later.

Sarah - posted on 10/17/2010

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My 13 month old usually sleeps about 11 hours at night, but occasionally he will wake up. I'd say on average I get about 6-7 hours of sleep...sometimes broken sleep.

Hailey - posted on 10/17/2010

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wen my s year old was lil i was up all night she never sleeped but nw she older she gose bed at 8 till 8 ni go bed bout 9 or 10 and up for 8 so for me i get loads of sleep :)

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wow...bad time to ask this question since my 11 month old was up every hour on the hour last night....so amount of sleep = zero. on top of that, she woke up the other 2 older kids: daughter 3, son 6 years. so they also didn't get much sleep. And today was my sons' birthday party. 17 kids and 13 adults for a pool and pizza party. great. I barely remember it. Now I am so overtired I can't go to bed....plus I have company, so that might be kind of rude. On average, it is only slightly better......around 5 broken hours since the baby never sleeps through the night. She is the incredible non-sleeping baby. And the only time she ever fusses or cries....is when you try to put her to bed. I marvel at how my body can still function on so little sleep.......and after reading these replies.....it scares the crap out of me that we are all driving around in tin cans on busy freeways with screaming kids in the car, rushing to make that next appt. while passing Arrowroot and juice cups to the back, while dialing the cell to say we are running late. LOL. What are we thinking?

Kymberly - posted on 10/16/2010

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my daughter sleeps about 13 hours every night and she just turned one so I can't really complain about the 9 or 10 hours I get :D But now that I'm expecting number 2 I'm up to pee constantly and I'm sure that when this baby comes my sleep will just about disappear!

Kim - posted on 10/16/2010

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Now that my kids are older I usually get 7 or so a night. If I fall asleep quickly, don't wake and can't go back to sleep, or someone doesn't wake me, all which usually happen. But when my kids were your age I'd be up nursing, then have to be up to get the older ones to school. I really got no sleep, but once you have more than one you don't, that is why they say going from 1-2 is the hardest but after that you are used to the less sleep. But on the weekend usually I got to sleep in one morning, if I could sleep, or go to bed a few hrs early to get in some sleep before a nursing session. Usually it was when I was at my breaking point and my husband knew I needed sleep. A very tired Mommy is a very grumpy Mommy ;) But those days I'd be lucky to actually sleep 3-4 hrs a night and not in a row! Naps were out of the question because of older kids not napping or not the same time.

Sarah - posted on 10/16/2010

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My son is 28 months old and my daughter is 4.5 months old. They are fantastic sleepers and I usually have the opportunity to sleep more than 8 hours a night. I don't think we are the norm though. My son used to wake a lot during the night and only in the last 6-9 months as he slept through. My daughter was born a great sleeper giving my four hours by the time we were home from the hospital and now nursing at 10 and not waking until usually around 7 to nurse again. But I have trouble sleeping sometimes, I find I wake more than they do. I think it's pretty normal as a Mom to wake up in the middle of the night. We get trained into it with little ones and it's hard to break that cycle. I'm always checking on them even if they haven't given me any reason to.

Melanie - posted on 10/15/2010

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My kids are 5, 3 so they go to bed between 7 and 8pm of a night. They sually get up anywhere between 5.30am and 7am. I used to go to bed and get about 7 hrs sleep. But i am pregnant with b/g twins due Jan 6th so atm not getting much sleep maybe 4 to 5 hrs. My daughter is 3 so occasionally she has wakes up for between 15mins and an hour depending on what woke her. My son has slept through the night since he was 12 months so he very rarely wakes up during the night. Once the twins are born my sleep wil be a lot less but i am going to get start them on the same routine i had with my 2 kids right from day 1.

Ashley - posted on 10/15/2010

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I had insomnia for years before my son was born. Between him being a terrible sleeper from day one, and me having cancer for the last 4 years, I haven't slept through the night since he was born. I would say I sleep about 5 hours a night - maybe 6 - but they are interrupted hours, which makes them not so good hours.

Jodi - posted on 10/15/2010

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I'm jealous of a few ladies here! lol I have a toddler and I'm pregnant with twins, between my toddler waking up once or twice a night and my cleaning for several hours after she goes to sleep, I'm totalling 4-5 hours on average, maybe as many at 6 or 7 hours if the hubby lets me sleep in! I'm expecting even less once these babies come!!!

Michelle - posted on 10/15/2010

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i have a sleeping disorder that keeps me up for hours just laying there into the am hours trying to fall alseep...on days that i watch my step son i wake up at 7 and on days its just my son...he plays in his room quietly till about 10 so usually i sleep between 5 to 8 hours.

Sierra - posted on 10/15/2010

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I sleep from 11:30pm-8:30pm. Ever since my DD has been sleeping through the night at 9 1/2 months, it seems like my body needs 9 hrs. I think it's catching up on the months of lost sleep because before her I only needed 7!

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I get about 9-10 hours of sleep. My daughter gets sleepy really early and ends up in bed by 6 I joke with my husband that she's just getting ready for the time change.

Rebekah - posted on 10/14/2010

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9-10 hours a night. I have a 3.5 year old and a 17 month old and they absolutely wear me out! I need my sleep!

Elizabeth - posted on 10/14/2010

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I have 4 kids aged 6,5, 2 1/2 and a 7mth old. The baby has started sleeping through the night fairly regularly. I go to bed right after I put the kids down to get as much time in bed as possible! Sometimes it's 9 hrs, sometimes it's 6. I'm pregnant with #5 and have started up and down w/ that, so I'm guessing I'll never sleep again! LOL! I've always had a bedtime ritual for my kids and we've been doing it for almost 7 years. It works really well for my family and I will stick with it as long as it does! Good luck! (I have a magnet on my fridge that says 'I'll sleep when I'm dead.")

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SLEEP?! what is this thing sleep? It sounds wonderful. Maybe something I did LONG ago but hasn't decided to return to me just yet.....
Enjoy what you can get, with a 3yr old and an 8month old I expect to be sleeping sometime in the next 3 years or so THEN it will disappear again when they become teenagers.

Cheyenne - posted on 10/14/2010

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between a 9 hour period i get about 4-5 hours interrupted though. my son goes to sleep around 8pm and wakes up for a bottle or is just up about 2 am, hten doesnt go back to sleep till 4:30am and sleeps for baout 1 1/2-2 hours and is up by 6ish. i try to go to bed a 9pm so i can get a little sleep before he wakes up. my son is 8 1/2 months old

Candi - posted on 10/14/2010

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my kids sleep through the night but I Have always battled insomnia and waking in the night for no reason. I sleep about 5 interrupted hours. I fall asleep around 1am, then when my husband comes home around 2am, I wake again, then about n hour or so later when he comes to bed, I wake up again, then my alarm goes off at 6 and my day starts!

Trisha - posted on 10/14/2010

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I have never needed much sleep and usually only get 3 to 4 hours a night. Sometimes it is broken up sleep too because the kids are up and down for whatever reason. I'm not a napper, but if you are tired during the day you might try napping, or even just vegging on the couch relaxing, if your kids are taking a nap.

Claire - posted on 10/14/2010

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i have had a bedtome routine for my son since day 1, so frm a newborn baby he had a very good sleep pattern in between all the feeding, now he is nearing 1 and he goes to bed at 7 and doesnt wake untill around 9 am so i get a full night sleep.. x

Rebecca - posted on 10/14/2010

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I have a 25 month old son who sleeps through every night (6:30pm-7am) which is awesome. However my 10 month old still wakes for a few feeds a night. I get on average about 5 hours of broken sleep a night. Sometimes less if my hubby is working late.

Katie - posted on 10/14/2010

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i have a 5 year old and an 8 month old and i go to bed at 10.30 ish maybe 11 and the alarm goes off at 7. So i get 8 hours.

Bethany - posted on 10/14/2010

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I'm usually in bed by 8.30pm, latest 9.30, and up between 6.30 and 7.30am. Some nights, Charlotte sleeps all night and I have a sore back from sleeping so long. Other nights, she is up for from 10 minutes to 2 hrs, depending on what woke her, so that cuts into it. So I'd say I averaged 7 or 8 hrs a night. If I have a really bad night with her, I'll take a little nap during the next day when she naps.

I need lots of sleep, less than 8 hrs in 24 hrs and I'm very cranky and weary. 9 is best for me. Luckily, my husband, and , it seems, my daughter, are all sleepyheads most of the time.

Some nights, every few weeks I'll have a really wakeful night where I am up until the wee hours and can't sleep and then up at 6 with Charlotte in the morning, and those days, we don't do much at all, just mooch.

Stifler's - posted on 10/14/2010

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I have one kid and I usually go to bed at 830pm and sleep until he wakes up (usually 6am). So 11 1/2 hours. Sometimes I stay up til 10 or 9 or sometimes later but I just go to bed at 830 if I know I need a big sleep.

Tamera - posted on 10/13/2010

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On average I get about 5 to 6 hours of sleep a night, that is interrupted. I have a 3 year old and a 18 month old that hardly ever sleeps through the night and he is a rough sleeper, and my 3 year old has started waking up in the middle of the night to go to the potty and he turns on all the lights and slams doors behind him lol. When it come time to go to sleep at night I cant make my way to bed, because I am not tired or I have too much on my mind, then morning comes and I wish I would have taken that extra hour and went ahead and went to bed.

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