How long does it take you to fall asleep?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chirpy, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    Some friends were over and we were talking about falling asleep and getting a good nights sleep. She said that her hubby falls asleep literally in ten seconds once his head hits the pillow. My hubby is asleep within five to ten minutes ... If I'm having a good night I may fall asleep in 20 - 30 minutes. Those guys sleep like a baby all night, seldom waking up and if they do they fall right back asleep. I toss and turn all night, waking up many, many times and often not being able to fall back asleep.

    Is there a "normal" to falling asleep and staying asleep all night?

    (I do need to add that I already know I'm not "normal" [​IMG] but I also have physical issues so that's why I don't sleep well.)

    What about the rest of you?

    How quickly do you fall asleep? Do you sleep well all night?
  2. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    I have insomnia so I can literally lay in bed all night with only catching maybe 30 mins of sleep. If I ever remembered to take my meds for it, it'd be great but they don't really help much.
  3. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    About 3-point-5 seconds.
  4. redoak

    redoak Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    I fall asleep in a few minutes, but I stay up until I'm very tired. If I wake up because of something annoying (noise, etc), I usually have to get up and fix the noise or shut doors/windows. Then I'll stay up for about 30 minutes and unwind before going back to bed.
  5. warren

    warren Songster

    Sep 29, 2007
    It can take me an hour to fall asleep some nights, but not very often. From the age of 40 I started waking more and more often in the night so I kept a radio by my ear to stop me getting bored, but when I reached 52 I suddenly started sleeping all through the night and realised what I had been missing. My sleep problems were due to the menopause.
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Quote:I envy you Terrie!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    It can vary. Not sure if there is a normal. If I've been mentally and physically active all day, I'll be so exhausted in mind and body that I'm out in an instant. But if I've just sat around all day, did the normal day tasks like water, garden, eat... then it can take an hour to drift off. Wear yourself out if you haven't tried it yet and see how well you sleep. Eat breakfast, break a good sweat for about 3-4 hours, eat a meal, repeat, and plop in bed after a nice cool shower. At least that's what puts me out quick.
  8. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I can sleep in just a few seconds...any time of the day or night... in a blanket and I am gone...never wake in the night...and usually up bright and early:>)
  9. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    Wish that worked for me, since Weds. I have gotten about 12 hrs sleep, 4 of which were yesterday!
  10. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    As soon as my head hits the pillow! If I wake in the night it I can go right back to sleep.

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