I've heard that a serious meditation practice can reduce the number of hours of sleep that one requires to function well. I'm curious what the average amount of sleep is for our members.
Please vote and feel free to post your personal stats for hours of sleep, how long you've been meditating, and so on.
I've been sitting regularly for about a year-and-a-half and I sleep around 6.5 hours on average (about 6 during the week and closer to 7.5 on Sat and Sun).
"The serene and peaceful mind is the true epitome of human achievement."-- Ajahn Chah, Living Dhamma
"To reach beyond fear and danger we must sharpen and widen our vision. We have to pierce through the deceptions that lull us into a comfortable complacency, to take a straight look down into the depths of our existence, without turning away uneasily or running after distractions." -- Bhikkhu Bodhi