I know it says in our texts that we should get between 8 and 9 hours of sleep at night, but for me that is way too much. I have been getting roughly 6 hours of sleep at night for the last 12 years. If I get more than that, then I feel completely exhausted and I need caffeine and energy drinks to keep me awake. The only time I sleep more is when I am ill. My husband, on the other hand, he could sleep for 12 hours a day and still feel tired, but if he gets less than 8 hours of sleep, he can barely function and his body refuses to function. As you might have guessed, this has caused problems for us in the past.
I know that when I was a child I suffered from a sleeping disorder, but I know that I outgrew that one. (I had night terrors.) I don't know, however, if I have now developed a different disorder where I can't sleep for long periods of time or not. Or could this lack of sleep on my part be somehow related to my disorder as a child?
As far as my husband is concerned, I am almost positive that he has a major sleeping disorder, but he is so stubborn that he refuses to find out and get treated if needed. So, my question for him would be, what are some reasons he would be so stubborn about finding out? If it were me, I would want to know.