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Running the Numbers: Your Sleep Habits

How much sleep are you getting? Our readers answered!


We asked our runners all about their sleep habits. What jumped out at us the most is we could all use some more shut eye!

What is your ideal amount of sleep? Our readers think 8 hours is the perfect amount of rest. But 19% of readers say they’re okay with 6 hours or less. Yikes!

11 hours marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe’s normal z-time per day. Maybe she’s on to something!

Your best tricks  to get that REM…

#1 Drink herbal tea
#2 Take melatonin
#3 Try a magnesium supplement
#4 Deep breathing
#5 Get frisky!


52% of readers would sacrifice sleep for a run. Very brave!

80% of readers have slept in compression gear after a long run or race to speed up recovery.

This isn’t good! Only 1 out of 5 readers say they feel well-rested on a regular basis Go the %*$# to sleep ladies! 🙂