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View Poll Results: Answer as many as apply about your sleep!!
Answer as many as you like: . . 1. No potty break
31
41.89%
One potty break
25
33.78%
Two potty breaks
8
10.81%
Three or more potty breaks
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9.46%
Nude
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35.14%
Undies
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43.24%
Pajamas
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21.62%
Bicycle shorts
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1.35%
Can't remember or don't have dreams
33
44.59%
Vivid or intense dreams/Nightmares. .. Something else? Please share below.
28
37.84%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 74. You may not vote on this poll

Another sleep poll.

Old 04-25-09, 06:25 AM
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Another sleep poll.

ANOTHER SLEEP POLL. ANSWER ALL THAT APPLY

That last poll

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=534240

was so interesting, here is another!

This is an anonymous poll.

Have fun.

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I know I have dreams- and as soon as I wake up I can remember what it was about- but that is the last I can remember of it.

And I do occasionally have to wake up for a potty break- but it has taken a good few bottles the night before to cause it- but then I go back to the previous Poll and Can't get back to sleep.
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I can make it through until about 5:30 without a pee break, and that's about when I wake up anyway. I'm sure I do dream (everybody does), but rarely remember it. FWIW, that's a relatively recent change. I used to remember dreams regularly and vividly.
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RE: Potty breaks

It would be interesting to factor age into the potty break responses. I.e., are those that have 2 or 3 PB's older? (Like me?)
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I dreamed that a tall blond and I were checking into a hotel... don't tell my wife. I'm trying to remember if that was before or after my potty break.

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I dreamed that a tall blond and I were checking into a hotel... don't tell my wife.

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I know. I dreamed I was a hotel clerk and checked you in. Shh!
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sometimes need the break in the night, garenteed if too much liquid after a certain hour. And yes the dreams, some crazy, some not so much however as Velo says, I don't remember them very long.
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No one sleeps in their bicycle shorts??
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If I have a big drink near bedtime, I *may* need a break at 4:00am, but otherwise it can wait until I get up in the morning. I suspect that the number of breaks required is proportional to the size of the prostate.

Skivvy shorts and a T-shirt. If I'm visiting relatives and want to be 'decent' I'll wear gym shorts.
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Vivid nightmare every night: Riding on a nearby road frequently accented with "sleeping" raccoons/possums. On a hot summer day, I am approaching a very ripe, swollen, stinking 'coon/'possum (your choice) in my lane. Just as I pass it a car rolls over it, showering me with hot 'coon/'possum juices.
I sit straight up in bed, covered in sweat.
Are there drugs that would help me deal with this?

Other than that, I sleep like a baby.

I kept telling me wife that when the kids were gone, then we could sleep nekkid.
The kids are elsewhere but she hasn't bought into the dream.
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Potty breaks.

Something you guys about 50 have to look forward to when you are about 70.
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Something you guys about 50 have to look forward to when you are about 70.
Erm, no. Plenty of 'em already, thanks. One of the things I like about my apartment is the en suite bath.

I dreamt the other night that I had to get around in one of those mobility scooters. Yikes!
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Looks like PJ's lose!!

And, Bicycle shorts may be comfortable for bicycling, they don't appear to be popular for sleeping.

Strange. Comfortable during the day but not at night, where undies win out, yet we don't wear undies while bicycling because they cause discomfort.

This stuff is too tough for me to figure out.

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Sleeping-Dreaming-Napping

I think I have revitalized the phrase.."snug as a bug in a rug"..
I have about 1-week per month that I have some sleep difficulty..
I usually blame my neighbors..some sort of a DRUG-party is goin' on..and I'm getting second hand.."blow"..
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I don't use caffeine..but I do use Green Tea..
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I have always had nightmares..and dreams also..
Sometimes I awake and wish the dream still going..
in my nightmares--I'm usually the champion..I have even learned to NOT scream in a terrible nightmare..so as to beat the evil..
I have died..several times..only to awake..I have been attacked by a animal..and shot in the back(several times)..always awakening..
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I've noticed I don't dream alot in my old age..I still have nightmares..I still win..
..there are new enemies..to gather up in the dream..
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I never dream about SEX---but when young..sex dreams were really vivid...
at 56-years old,,,I think that about those early dreams..
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I sleep great. I do wake up and go upstairs and eat about every night. I lied about my bike shorts. I sleep with only my watch on. You asked.
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I normally sleep just over 7 hours / night, straight through. I am one of those lucky folks who rarely has trouble falling asleep, and I have to get up in the middle of the night only if I have eaten dinner late or hydrated myself pretty heavily. I have always avoided tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine, and I am pretty regular with my sleep schedule -- in the sack just after 9, up by 4:30, 7 days a week.

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Well I feel alittle better seeing everyone's answers. I don't sleep all that well. I toss and turn all night. My body is just too "hurty" and sore to sleep so that means I get up to pee 'cause well I am up. I don't ever remember dreams so when I sleep its deep. I guess I am really messed up!

PS I sleep in a night gown or tshirt. That answer was not available.
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
RE: Potty breaks

It would be interesting to factor age into the potty break responses. I.e., are those that have 2 or 3 PB's older? (Like me?)
I'm in my mid 60's. Before I got my CPAP machine I used to be up at least 3 times a night, often more. Since I started using the CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, it's been 1 or none. That's one of the ways that I gauge how much good it's doing for me.
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I wake up several times during the night because my post-radiation throat dries out from lack of saliva. Not sure if I have to pee because of the small bit of water I drink each time I wake up or if I just do it because I'm up.

Underwear. If I slept while pedaling on a skinny piece of leather, I might be more likely to wear bike shorts with no underwear with seams to rub me wrong.

I frequently have vivid dreams, but good ones, no nightmares.
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Since I started using the CPAP machine for my sleep apnea, it's been 1 or none. That's one of the ways that I gauge how much good it's doing for me.
RG, fellow hosehead here. The number of nightly trips was the first real indication that
my therapy was working. 1 or none is the norm for me now.
Sleep is so critically important to our health, both physical and mental.
Cpap has given me my life back.
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I haven't slept in my cycling shorts since Paris-Brest-Paris in '91. Comfy for cycling, not comfy for sleeping. I sleep easily and long . . .

Plus, I want to get out of my cycling shorts ASAP after a ride. Guess I could put on clean ones to sleep in, but then I'd still have to "lube" them with Bag Balm before the start of the ride. Actually, that's what I would do for the 600 KM Brevets in the late 80's, early 90's, but wouldn't want to make a habit of it.

If I didn't need to go to work or wake up to make the start of a ride on Sat. / Sun. I could (and have, on occasion) sleep 11 or 12 hours. I'm not good for much, but I've got the sleeping thing down!

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