Number of sleep you get? and Coffee usage?

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Hours of Sleep you get

  1. 1-3 hours

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    0.0%
  2. 3-6 hours

    29.9%
  3. 6-8 hours

    50.5%
  4. 8 hours and more

    19.6%
  1. nycrxdream

    nycrxdream Scholar 5+ Year Member

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    A pharmacy student just told me she usually gets around 3 hours of sleep. So I was wondering how many hours do you guys get? I love sleeping... Also my pharmacist told me I better get used to coffee, if Im going to be a pharmacist. Coffee isnt really my thing.
     
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  3. mustang sally

    mustang sally 10+ Year Member

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    I always get plenty of sleep, but I make it a priority over other things most times. Getting only three hours of sleep is probably due to personal choice or the activities that person is participating in. I do drink cofee, but only 'cause I love it.:love:
     
  4. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I drink coffee every single day. I have a 3 shot latte (or mocha) in the morning and a few times a week I have a coffee in the early evening.
     
  5. PharmBoy8

    PharmBoy8 Accepted Pharmacy Student 2+ Year Member

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    I make sure to get 7-8 hours a night and I can tell it helps. Too many people in my class say they get 6 or less and they fall alseep in class, while I'm ready to go day in and day out. I also drink 3-4 cups of coffee a day, black, no sugar or cream. mmmmm

    Cheers!
     
  6. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member

    I usually sleep 9 hours.
     
  7. ttopping

    ttopping UB Class of 2011 5+ Year Member

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    Eh, I drank coffee if I needed it but that was once and a while. Sure there were nights that I didn't get a lot of sleep, but for the most part 6-8 sounds about right. Whatever pharmacy student needs 3 as an average needs to re-prioritize their schedule. Unnecessary and unhealthy
     
  8. joetrisman

    joetrisman 5+ Year Member

    5-6 hours of sleep per night during the week

    One 2 shot latte in the morning and one 2 shot latte after getting out of class at 5 before I start studying
     
  9. dudecoolname

    dudecoolname words under my username 2+ Year Member

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    not in pharm school but I just gotta say

    Tea > Coffee
     
  10. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Wake up around 6AM-9AM on weekdays. Go to sleep at 1AM-4AM on weekdays. Only drink coffee during the week and usually at least 48 ounces of coffee a day.
     
  11. type b pharmD

    type b pharmD 7+ Year Member

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    used to drink about 44oz coffee per day , now i just take 200-300mg of caffeine tablets. generally try to get 8-9 hours of sleep per night, going to bed around 3-4am waking up around noon. Class days I only usually manage about 5 hours but take naps in the afternoons. I estimate i've saved probably close to $800/year by switching from coffee to caffeine pills. It's also much more convenient.
     
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  12. crazybob

    crazybob 2+ Year Member

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    The results of this poll are public? Dang. I thought this was an anonymous poll. Not that it matters.

    I've gotten as little as 2 hours of sleep, and as much as 9 hours.
     
  13. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    I get as much sleep as possible. Eight hours per night during the week and more on weekends. I don't like coffee. I drink Diet Coke but limit my intake now that I'm pregnant.
     
  14. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    I went through pharmacy school on 4-6 hours of sleep, but as I got older, I can't do it anymore. I can still function the day after I got only 2-3 hours of sleep, but I pay for it the day AFTER. And the following few days. I think slowly like a zombie, and I start getting wrinkles around my eyes if I don't sleep enough... not a good thing. :D

    I am also one of the 2% of population who are naturally caffeine resistant, so I stopped buying coffee back in my freshman year of college when I realized all I was doing was wasting money, as I still fell asleep in class with the cup still warm in my hands. :)

    Now I sleep 6-8 hours a night... and I have always used weekends to catch up on sleep. :)
     
  15. Its Z

    Its Z Retired 7+ Year Member

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    You're gettin old.

    7-9 hours every night and 2 large mugs of coffee daily.....unless im traveling.
     
  16. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    I want to have my cake and eat it too. So basically I average 4 hours on the sleep on the weekdays, that's unavoidable unless I quit my job and only do rotations.

    Weekends, I'm fighting myself on whether I should catch up on sleep or if I should go hang out all night.
     
  17. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    You think I haven't noticed? :D
     
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  18. Its Z

    Its Z Retired 7+ Year Member

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    You applying for a position at Optimer Pharma in Jersey City? Their drug isn't even approved yet but they're assembling a team! Fidaxomicin is going to be a game changer for C.Diff treatment! Ima apply! :smuggrin:
     
  19. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    Meh. I like where I am now. I can see mountains out of my office window, sucky little New York mountains though they are. If I turned down Italy! to stay put, why even consider Jersey City? :D
     
  20. Its Z

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    Why don't you break out yarn and needle and start knitting will ya.

    Isn't Hoboken and Jersey City..like new hip towns to live in for you youngins?
     
  21. nycrxdream

    nycrxdream Scholar 5+ Year Member

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    ahah what's so bad about jersey city?:) never been there, but I do live near there. I might just check it out =]

    been to hoboken! yes it is!
     
  22. Its Z

    Its Z Retired 7+ Year Member

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    7 hours last night. Working on my first mug.

    hth
     
  23. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    I can't knit. And any place with mountains is by default 1000 times cooler than a place without mountains. :p Even if the mountain in question is barely 1500 feet or so.

    I have never left a job less than a year after I started unless I hated it. Which was my summer job after high school. Call center for the then-nascent cell phone industry. Compared to THAT retail pharmacy seemed like pure bliss. :D I still remember someone screaming at me that their cell service was out while they were smack down in the middle of flooded Houston. And I was about 1000 miles away and not an engineer in any case.

    I think that's when I started to get prejudiced against Texans. :smuggrin:

    I am somewhat past the frat boy/sorority girl age. :D

    If I am in the NYC area, I prefer the real deal to the suburbs across the river. :p
     
  24. bacillus1

    bacillus1 7+ Year Member

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    Number of sleep? I believe my sleep number's 35.
     
  25. WVUPharm2007

    WVUPharm2007 "Bubs Depot!" 10+ Year Member


    No, the hipsters are still busy ruining Brooklyn.
     
  26. Its Z

    Its Z Retired 7+ Year Member

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    She had to've been a transplant from East Coast. Texans don't scream.. if she was a true Texan.. she would have talked to you very calmly that she's been flooded.



    My bro lives across the river in the burb... it's not a real burb.
     
  27. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    It was a he and he had a Texan accent. :D

    Now, I have a friend whose husband is a sheriff in some small rural Texas town. Now they are cool people. City Texans, on the other hand... :rolleyes:
     
  28. IndustryPharmD

    IndustryPharmD Here to Help SDN Advisor 7+ Year Member

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    Is there any reason to visit Brooklyn? The only part of NYC I have ever visited is Manhattan. Though I have driven through a part of Bronx, but that place gives me fits. :mad:
     
  29. Farmercyst

    Farmercyst On with the Poodles already Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    6-8 hours usually, a few all-nighters. No coffee. Love the smell, but never bothered to taste it.
     
  30. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor 10+ Year Member

    I just took a two hour nap...
     
  31. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Typical tourist.

    Brooklyn is pretty damn awesome. Best pizza in NYC is in Brooklyn. In 2012, the New Jersey Nets will be moving over to Brooklyn. Coney Island is in Brooklyn. Brooklyn has more of the parks, beaches, academy of music, etc. Just stay the hell out of East New York.

    Only reason to visit the Bronx is to see the New York Yankees play.

    Queens is probably the most diverse county in the world. Little Egypt, Little Arabia, Little India, Chinatown, Italian/Greek, West Indian, you can find a lot of stuff there. However, sports wise, there's nothing to see other than the US Open because the Mets are gonna suck this year.
     
  32. confettiflyer

    confettiflyer Did you just say something? 10+ Year Member

    your 3hr/night friend sounds horribly inefficient & actually kind of dumb, if i needed 21 hours out of a day to finish things, i'd probably go find something else to do in life that isn't so taxing.

    it's like people who brag that they put in 12 hour days....stupid, you should try to figure out how to do your stuff in 8 hours like everyone else in the office. good thing this guy was salaried. his work sucked too.
     
  33. Its Z

    Its Z Retired 7+ Year Member

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    He probably learned the accent.
     
  34. joetrisman

    joetrisman 5+ Year Member

    **Coffee Porn**

    My current machine before I restored it:
    [​IMG]

    The machine I'm wanting after I graduate:
    [​IMG]

    But for $6,500+shipping I might just wait and apply that money towards a car...
     
  35. nycrxdream

    nycrxdream Scholar 5+ Year Member

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    :laugh: I live in manhattan lower east side... I never really visited brooklyn and queens much. I only visit brooklyn for the 8th ave chinatown, coney island, and downtown brooklyn for my college (which is a 10 min walk from liu)

    As for queens, I just go to flushing for korean/chinese food. And newtown for queens mall. Havent been in the bronx, I heard bronx zoo is good. But then again Manhattan has everything, every type of food is there. Nightlife is here, Chinatown, Japantown, Koreatown, Union Square, Central Park .etc.
     
  36. ethyl

    ethyl Go suck on a Zoloft. 10+ Year Member

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    Hospital pharmacist, 8-9 hours of sleep... 9+ hours if I'm the evening shift because I can wake up as late as 11AM. No coffee needed. :D
     
  37. fullmetalphrm

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    That puts my measly $20 machine to so much shame... I don't think I could ever spend that much on a machine though. Mean sure it would pay itself off eventually, but I don't think I could even distinguish the difference in the quality of drinks you could make since I madly gulp down my espresso/coffee most times.

    type b you mentioned caffeine pills, do they really work as well? I think I've heard some myth that they are rougher on your stomach or something, but honestly coffee is such a hassle sometimes caffeine in pill form sounds very appealing.
     
  38. type b pharmD

    type b pharmD 7+ Year Member

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    haha, i used to buy a new coffee maker every month.

    Had a $150 grinder.. bought $6 coffee makers from walmart each month instead of cleaning them.

    Yeah, i havent noticed any gastric issues with caffeine pills, and they work very well. It's also easier to keep track of mg intake per day so as not to inadvertently end up in withdrawal or tired, plus $3 for 18,000mg is very cost effective. One tip would be to make sure you get the nice rectangular tablets, they're easier to break with your fingers as opposed to using a pill cutter. (200mg is the only available dosage form typically, and that's a lot of caffeine depending on your tolerance)
     
  39. fullmetalphrm

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    Thanks for the tips, I'll have to pick up some soon because I can never get enough of the stuff haha.

    I also chuckled at your coffee maker policy, the cheap ones certainly do go downhill pretty quick so that is a pretty realistic action to take.
     
  40. Ackj

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    During the week, I wake up 7:30 for classes, try to get to sleep around 11:30-1am. Usually end up taking a nap when I get out of class, maybe 4pm-6pm. I try to get into a more reasonable schedule, but it seems that by the time I'm home from class, I'm so tired that I need a nap. Then after I wake up, make some dinner, watch the news and some tv, when I finally get to studying, it's after 9pm already. Factor in time for browsing the internet, checking email, facebook, sdn, it's very easy to hit 1am without really getting a whole lot accomplished. Vicious cycle, since I'm once again tired in the morning.
     
  41. dgroulx

    dgroulx Night Pharmacist 10+ Year Member

    Was going to put 1-3, but I get more if I count the cat naps.
     
  42. Sparda29

    Sparda29 En Taro Adun Gold Donor 7+ Year Member

    Avatar makes this post.
     
  43. pezdispenser

    pezdispenser 10+ Year Member

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    8 solid hours. Loving life in the slow lane! :)
     
  44. nycrxdream

    nycrxdream Scholar 5+ Year Member

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    Bumping this thread, been only getting 5 hours of sleep everyday since starting pharmacy school.
    Spring break started, and I'm happy to get 7 hours of sleep :).
     
  45. rxlea

    rxlea Almost a unicorn Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    I slept 14 hours yesterday. I get around 4-5 hours of sleepduring school. Spring break has been glorious. I now drink one 2 shot latte + 1-2 red bulls + 1-2 coke zeros a day, on average. Of course I mix it up some days but I need the caffeine. It's sad.
     
  46. Pharmacy Kid

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    I get 8-9 hours regularly. I make it a priority though. I drink half a cup of coffee in the morning and half in the afternoon.
     
  47. spacecowgirl

    spacecowgirl brr 10+ Year Member

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    While baking this bun, I am aiming for 9-10 hours/night. It's still not enough.
     
  48. joetrisman

    joetrisman 5+ Year Member

    Since this time last year I've upgrade my tools for fighting sleep:
    [​IMG]

    I hit up the keurig if I'm feeling ultra lazy/tired. Do 4-8 shots of espresso/d sometime in milk drinks sometimes straight. During exams this might go up to 2 shots q 4h wa
     
  49. xiphoid2010

    xiphoid2010 7+ Year Member

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    ~6 hours during school. ~5 during residency. Now I get 6-7, would be more if wasn't for the baby. :)

    It's interesting to watch caffeine tolerance develop, 8-12 oz/day in p1, 16-32 oz of the stronger Starbucks brew since p2. Now it's down to 16-20 of the free god-knows-what-brand at work.
     
  50. Bernoull

    Bernoull 7+ Year Member

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    Whoever invented the Keurig should be nominated for some Nobel prize!! Talk about taking the "crap" out of making coffee!
     
  51. lauradiddle

    lauradiddle OU's Token Longhorn 2+ Year Member

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    I usually get in my 8 hours of sleep, unless there's an exam the next day. Then it can go down to anywhere between 3 and 6 hours. I drink a TON of coffee, but that was a habit I had long before pharmacy school.
     

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