How much sleep do you need?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Vibe Ray, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. Vibe Ray

    Vibe Ray LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    How much sleep do you need during the busy days of growing season? What are your thoughts? Any comments on sleeping?
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,555

    Sleep isnt something i get much during growing season,i get from 5-6 hrs usually.I find the more i sleep,the more tired i am all day-i dont know why.If i could get 7 hrs-thats perfect,any more and Im feeling lazy,any less and not enough.
  3. nlminc

    nlminc LawnSite Bronze Member
    from GA
    Posts: 1,671

    I feel the same way John does. Most of the growing season , I average btw 4 and 6 hours a night. If I get more sleep I get lazy.

  4. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 876

    Less in the summer--5-6 hours.
    Once late August/September hits it catches up and I can go 8-9 hours everyday through the winter. I am starting to wake early again since spring is around the corner.

  5. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    4 to 6 in the summer and 6 or 7 in the winter. I'm starting to wake up with the sun now too. Getting in my spring mode. Maybe when I get old, I'll need more. :)
  6. 1MajorTom

    1MajorTom Senior Moderator
    Posts: 6,074

    I could use about 12 hours of sleep ;)

    In all seriousness though, I'm a night owl, easily able to stay up to 2:30am. So I'm going to have to start weaning myself of the late nights, and get myself back down to going to bed around 11:30. That way I'll be able to be up by 6:30am. We usually don't start till about 9:00 am, but I can't just crawl out of bed and go. I need time to adjust to the morning. :)

    Matt on the other hand, is a morning person. It's nothing for him to get up early.

  7. dhenegar

    dhenegar LawnSite Member
    Posts: 143

    I work midnight at UPS. I get in around 4:30 and get back up around 9:00 and start mowing. Im like everyone else if I get too much sleep I don't feel like doing anything.
  8. VLM

    VLM LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    I need about 7 hrs during the season. Doesn't matter off season, but like the rest of you I'm getting up w the sun now.
  9. Randy Scott

    Randy Scott LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,915

    Is the amount an option?
  10. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,913

    as much as I can steal .......6-6.5 on work days .....sleep in on Sat - Sun

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