To feel good about 14 hours . . . to function about 12 hours. I recently discontinued taking an antidepressant (check out a book titled The Antidepessant Solution) & that has reduced my sleep requirement to about 10 hours.View Thread
If you're having sleep problems you've probably already seen the ZEO machine. I have one and have taken it with me to two sleep studies which confirmed the accuracy of the system. I have the same issue that you describe, even a bit worse.
It turns out that my sleep patterns are abnormal and I only get about 2% deep sleep per night, rather than the standard 20%-25%. There is research underway at the University of Wisconsin which may result in a new form of therapy for this condition. The nature of the research is confidential at this point, but they have had success in the past using TMS to modify sleep patterns.
If you can afford it, I would recommend getting a ZEO and checking your sleep paterns. The down side of this is that if you have the same problem I have, there isn't anything that can be done about it currently. (Besides Xyrem which is expensive and difficult to get a prescription for) However, keep your eyes open for something new coming from the University of Wisconsin sometime in the next couple of years.View Thread