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Poll: How many hours do you sleep per day?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How many hours do you sleep per day?".

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Teresa Borges
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7-8 Feb 18, 2016

I sleep for about 7-8 hours per day depending upon what time I go to bed.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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7-8 Feb 18, 2016

Anything else is playing with fire. Insufficient sleep takes a huge toll on health and makes for very poor translations.

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Cetacea  Identity Verified
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Actually,... Feb 18, 2016

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...

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xxxIlan Rubin  Identity Verified
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I wonder... Feb 18, 2016

...what the next question will be in this series

[Edited at 2016-02-18 10:19 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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I wonder... Feb 18, 2016

... if our sleep habits have changed over time?

http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/186922-poll_how_many_hours_of_sleep_do_you_usually_get_daily.html
http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/65212-poll_how_many_hours_do_you_normally_sleep_on_a_working_day.html


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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None if I can help it Feb 18, 2016

Cetacea wrote:

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...


Me too!

Well, in the summer I have to sleep a few hours even if it doesn't get dark. I am well south of the midnight sun, but I have to make the best the beautiful northern summer evenings and sunsets... So I tend to miss the sunrise.

Some days in winter I have to make sure I don't blink at the wrong time, or I miss the moment the sun peeps through the clouds!
Freelancing means I can go out and get that vital daylight when it's there - and work when it's dark if necessary.

It's grey again today, but we have had some amazing weather here with hoarfrost like tiny flowers on the beach and veils of ice over bigger stones, all gleaming in the sun...

And the days are already nearly three hours longer than at Christmas!


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Annamaria Amik  Identity Verified
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Habits Feb 18, 2016



Mine have, although not by choice (I mean I didn't specifically choose to sleep less). I rarely sleep more than 6 hours now, with two toddlers around. Whenever I could sleep 7-8 hours, I spend the extra one or two reading.

I think sleeping habits of mankind in general have changed, at least in what we call the modern world. All these telecom lines, wireless networks, mobile phones on us/in our bags, advertisements everywhere intruding into our field of vision whenever we step outside our homes greatly affect sleep quality and duration.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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More sleep needed Feb 18, 2016

Muriel Vasconcellos wrote:

Anything else is playing with fire. Insufficient sleep takes a huge toll on health and makes for very poor translations.


Sometimes I have long good-night sleeps, sometimes fitful ones. I can tell the difference when my brain and my body haven't slept enough: I feel like a sloth the next morning.


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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Zing! Feb 18, 2016

Cetacea wrote:

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...


Blame it on insufficient English study hours at public schools in some countries.



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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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Next questions in the series Feb 18, 2016

ILAN RUBIN wrote:

...what the next question will be in this series

[Edited at 2016-02-18 10:19 GMT]


Do you sleep with your dog in bed?

Do you sleep with your cat in bed?

Do you sleep with a body pillow in bed?

Do you sleep on your bed or on the floor?

Or: Maybe you sleep under your bed?




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Vesa Korhonen  Identity Verified
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Day and night Feb 18, 2016

Cetacea wrote:

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...


Yes, there's an old saying about sleeping about ten hours a day and a couple of hours during the night, too.

Of course, during the winter, near the Arctic Circle, a "day" is quite a virtual concept..


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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8 hours Feb 18, 2016

Not necessarily in a row, and certainly not the same hours every day, but 8 hours.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
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7-8 hours per day Feb 18, 2016

Mario Chavez wrote:

Cetacea wrote:

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...


Blame it on insufficient English study hours at public schools in some countries.





Day = 24-hour period.

Nothing wrong with the English there.

Just sayin'.


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Alberto Montpellier  Identity Verified
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Per day is OK Feb 18, 2016

Chris S wrote:

Mario Chavez wrote:

Cetacea wrote:

I sleep 7-8 hours a night. Just sayin'...


Blame it on insufficient English study hours at public schools in some countries.





Day = 24-hour period.

Nothing wrong with the English there.

Just sayin'.


Nooothing wrong with the English in the question. The fact that it doesn't match with some people's approach doesn't mean it's bad English.
The asker's intention could have been "per day", since "night" is a less measurable unit. Just sayin'.


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