I know that one of integral parts of Paleo is sleeping as much as needed.
But the problem is that I need too much. Yes, the need depends a lot on genetics, etc. But still. I recently had a month and a half of free time when I could limit myself very little in terms of sleep. I tracked the hours and average was = 10.5hours of sleep.
When I work I usually get around 8-9 on weekdays and around 11-12 on weekends which is a lot by widely accepted standards but still a little bit not enough for me.
I wonder how people can be "ok" on 5-6 hours and "perfect" on 7-8 hours...
Background I'm perfectly healthy 26 years old doing weightlifting twice a week & yoga once a week. Around 75kg at about 179cm, never was overweight. I know that training increases the need for recovery/sleep but still this is strange.
I don't have any particular sleep problems. I usually fall asleep within 3-10mins and sleep very well. Sometimes I'd get up once to use a bathroom but usually I don't. Also, I use a sleep mask & ear plugs + sleep in darkness.
There are 2 ways to look at this. It's either bad for health (if I'm to subscribe to some research that shows that more than 9/10 hours of sleep might be harmful) or it's ok but just a waste of time (if I'm to subscribe to a theory that it's all genetics dependent, although my parents don't tend to sleep a lot). Either way I'd be happy to somehow decrease the number of sleep hours I need.
I usually drink 1 or 2 cups of coffee a day which don't seem to mess with my cycles. Even if I don't, nothing changes.
Any help from people who had the same issue and found some contributing factors / lifehacks to fix it would be highly appreciated.
PS Unfortunately, frequent or even once-a-day napping is not an option.