I try to go to bed by 10:00pm at the latest. I take at least half an hour to wind down with no electronics before bed. I love mystery novels and find it soothing to read for a bit before going to sleep.
I try to go to sleep by 11:00pm, but it’s often a lot later. I’ve found that as my kids’ bedtimes have gotten later, mine has too.
I shut everything down at 9:00pm and start making my way through my nighttime routine. I’m in bed by 9:45pm at the latest, and sound asleep by 9:50!
I try to be in bed by 11:00pm. I need a full eight hours to be totally functional. But I grew up in New York, and my wife and I both have vibrant social lives, so all too often we’re on the subway at midnight coming home from something and dreading the morning alarm.
I’m fortunate in that I don’t require a lot of sleep. Six hours seems to work well for me. So, I watch my late-night talk shows for a few laughs, go to bed around midnight, and wake up at 6:00am (well, 5:58am, to be exact).
Most nights I’m in bed around 10:00pm, chatting with my husband and maybe watching some comedy, which we enjoy. It is lights out anywhere from 10:30pm to 11:00pm. My husband gets up at around 5:30am to get to work at his hospital, so we both prefer to go to bed early enough to get a good night’s sleep.
Usually around half-past midnight, if I’m lucky! Because I’m constantly traveling and always on the go, I often find myself too busy working to go to bed any earlier.
The flipside to being a morning person is that I am usually asleep before 10:30pm. Strangely, I have no problem staying awake, which could be an after-effect of adventure racing and mountaineering (my soldier friends have the same capacity). But I prefer to sleep before I am groggy with need, so an early-ish bedtime is definitely preferred.
Between 10:00pm and midnight depending on if I am binge-watching a series on Amazon Prime or Netflix. At the same time I am also scanning about fifty curated sites on Flipboard for articles to give me ideas for new products and businesses or to get a sense of how the public may feel about one issue or another. Articles that I find useful professionally are then emailed to a team of people I rely on around the world to get them thinking. I also use Flipboard to stay abreast of subject matter that personally interests me.
I end the day in much the same way as I started. I use the Echo Dot to go to sleep with a playlist of either classical or new age bedtime music.
Starting and ending the day with an Echo Dot shows that we actually live in a circular fashion. This is the lesson for me: there is no separation in life, only twists and turns that eventually all lead back to the continuum of the circle.
I’m in bed by 9:00pm.
I usually get to bed by 11:30pm and fall asleep around 12:00am.
Around 11:00pm. My husband likes to go bed earlier, so I usually snuggle with him in our big fancy bed, kiss him goodnight, and then an hour later go to sleep in the other room - the one painted purple to make me happy.
I usually go to sleep around 10:00pm. Sometimes, I’ll fall asleep with my kids at around 8:00pm.
10:00pm on the dot, every night.
Usually around 10:00pm, give or take an hour.
When I’m not out in the evenings, I’m in bed by 9:30pm and reading for 30-45 minutes.
Usually around 11:00pm. My kids go to bed at 8:00pm. I then spend time with my partner, Heidi; finish off whatever work is left from the day that didn’t get done; watch one show; and listen to a book or podcast to fall asleep.
The key to waking up early in the morning is going to bed early in the evening! During the winter, I’m in bed by 8:30pm and I fall asleep by 9:00pm. During the summer, with more hours of daylight, I tend to be in bed by 9:30pm and asleep by 10:00pm.
I pass out around 11:00pm. I’m an early riser, so I try to go to bed on the earlier side.
I’m usually in bed by 11:00pm.
I try to go to bed around 11:00pm or 12:00am. If I can lie down in bed with a book at 10:00pm, I’m the happiest person ever.
I go to sleep at 9:00pm almost every night of the week. Even on those weekend nights when we happen to be at a fiesta, or when I’m with friends that I haven’t seen for a while and I really want to get after it like we did in the Glory Days… yeah, no. Doesn’t happen. I turn into a pumpkin by 10:00pm at the absolute latest. No exceptions.
9:00pm at the latest during the week!
I know what you’re thinking - I’m not a morning person because I go to sleep late. Not true. I am a sleepaholic and like to get between 8-10 hours of sleep every night. That means I am typically in bed by 10:30pm.
I want to say 10:00pm, but that never happens. I like to take some quiet time to read or write in my journal before going to sleep. I find that it’s a good way to disconnect from my day and get a good night’s sleep.
It varies. I am a huge believer in sleep being an essential ingredient to happiness and health, but I have to be realistic about when I get it. I limit myself to two late bedtimes a week, where I may not get to sleep until midnight. I counterbalance that with two nights a week where I go to bed by around 9:00pm (I always try for 8:00pm, but it doesn’t happen), and then aim for 10:00pm other nights.
Usually before 10:30pm.
The frequency of my travels messes up my sleep schedule, so it depends.
I usually go to bed between 11:00pm and 1:00am, but I strive to be in bed before midnight. I’ve discovered that my sleep pattern is really subject to the environment and its pacing. In Tokyo and Hong Kong, where there was hardly a difference between 6:00pm and midnight, I picked up night owl habits just because everyone else seemed to be up late at night. When I was in Boise, Idaho, and the North Shore of O’ahu, I automatically went to bed around 10:00pm.
This varies drastically. When I’m lucky, I’m asleep by midnight. On the not so lucky ones, I’m still wide awake at 3:00am.
Usually if this happens I head into the living room and pull out my sketchbook. I find that if I can work out the ideas that are keeping me up, I can convince myself to stop thinking about it and fall asleep. To be honest, most ideas that keep me up aren’t worth revisiting in the light of day.
At 10:00pm, same time every night. This is just as important as waking up at the same time every morning. Like I said, the human body wants consistency.
I am in bed between 10:00pm and 10:30pm every weeknight.
I used to be such a night owl and wouldn’t become productive until about 11:00pm, after which I would happily work until 2:00am. That made for some very rough mornings and mid-afternoon productivity dips.
About three years ago this changed suddenly and drastically. I found myself much less resilient without a good night’s sleep and I simply got tired earlier. At first I thought I was dying, of course, but over time I’ve come to appreciate my new internal clock. It’s actually forced me into a much healthier sleep pattern. Now I’m in bed by 10-10:30pm and asleep by 11:00pm.
Most nights I’m in bed around 10:30pm. I answer emails, catch up on news and social media, and maybe read a few pages of my book before turning off my light around 11:30pm.
If I’m very tired I may go to sleep a little earlier; on nights when I’m behind on work and/or life it can be much later; closer to 1:00am.
I need to be in my room by 9:00pm, hopefully in bed and reading. Lights out by about 9:30pm.
I love sleeping. I don’t believe anyone who says they only need four hours of sleep! I try to get in bed by 10:00pm. I love getting eight hours a night, but when possible, I love getting nine hours a night even more!
I’m currently writing my second book, The Idiot’s Guide to Ayurveda, and my creative juices really start flowing once the sun has set, so I’ve been sleeping quite late recently but normally I try to sleep by midnight.
On a usual day, after stretching, I get in bed between 8:30 and 9:30pm. I will then read or watch a Netflix/Hulu option on my iPad until I get sleepy. When I start to get sleepy I turn it all off and sleep.
I am a classic early-to-bed, early-to-rise person, and my patterns are affected by the sunrise and sunset, which I enjoy because it feels primal and natural.
During peak business weeks I often go to sleep between 6:00-9:00pm. I know this is insane, but waking between 3:00-6:00am allows me to work on projects in the still of the morning without interruption. I highly recommend it for focusing on certain projects for a set amount of time.
The second my littles are in bed, I follow. This is usually somewhere between 7:00 and 8:30pm, hopefully! I’m definitely an early-to-bed type.
I aspire to go to sleep before 11:00pm, but more realistically, it’s closer to midnight.
Most nights I’ll go to bed early (9-10:00pm), knowing that I am a very light sleeper and will likely wake up multiple times during the night. I’m also prone to episodes of insomnia and on some days I may not go to sleep at all.
Ideally, 11:00pm or midnight. Depends on the day/week/events going on in my life. Life in New York can lead to some late nights when there are events.
I usually go to sleep between 12:00 and 1:00am, but sometimes I stay up a little later working or planning upcoming projects.
I used to be a night owl and would spend late nights editing pictures; now I prefer doing this early in the morning, but depending on my week and schedule, I will edit in either the mornings or the evenings.
I try to go to sleep by 11:00pm, but this really doesn’t happen very often. The reality is that I’m usually asleep by midnight, staying up a little later some nights than others.
The exact time fluctuates, but I try to be asleep by midnight.
I go to bed around 10-10:30pm. Then I read for half an hour.
I fall asleep almost immediately but I’m not a great sleeper and at least once a week I wake up at 3:30am or so and can’t get back to sleep. I usually read my Kindle which has a soft glow and won’t disturb my wife. Sometimes, I’ll wake up with an idea that keeps batting around my skull and I’ll get up and go out to sit at my desk and write it down. That usually gets it out of my head and quiets the voice. Most of the time, when I reread the idea in the morning, it’s crap.
Never early enough. I try to get into bed by 11:00pm and do a little reading before going to sleep, but I’m really a night person so it’s easy to get wrapped up in something and forget to go to bed on time.
I tend to wake up really early in the morning (4:00am seems to be my spot), so I listen to a podcast or something to settle my brain and try to get back to sleep again. This restlessness means I need to be in bed for longer than eight hours if I’m going to get enough sleep!
Usually not too long after dark or sometimes even before dark in summer when the days are so long.
Usually between 11:00pm and midnight. I let my body be the guide. If I find myself falling asleep or feeling drowsy at 9:30pm, I’ll honor that and give my mind and body the extra rest.
I’m in bed by 10:00pm most days. I read a book for a while and go to sleep around 11:00pm.
Backstory: I was a night owl for the longest time. Once I tried tracking “go to bed by midnight” on a habit tracking app and gave up because I never, ever managed to do it. I went to bed sometime between midnight and 4:00am for most of my twenties.
Lots of factors contributed to this: living in Europe (American internet was on fire when I was trying to get to bed); freelancing from home or coffee shops; and, honestly, having limited self control.
That said, I’ve observed the benefits of being a morning person for years, and I think I’m finally making it happen.
It’s easy to make bad decisions when we have low energy and rapidly decreasing willpower. I noticed that I tend to stay up all night doing nothing productive on the internet - if I’m on my laptop at 11:30pm, I’ll probably be on it until 2:30am. I fix this by using pretty aggressive content blocks on my laptop. I use the Mac app Focus and set it up to block anything vaguely related to social media, entertainment, or news from 10:00pm until 11:00am (and again at regular intervals during the day). It’s the only content blocker I’ve found that I can’t figure out how to disable; it’s awesome if you struggle with distraction on your computer.
I used to have Focus set until 11:00pm, but I found that even if I stopped using social media at that time, I’d be too tired to get ready for bed in a timely manner. (Ironic, huh?) 10:00pm makes more sense as my wind-down time. I keep Focus blocking distractions until 11:00am in the morning because that’s another low-willpower time of day for me; if I groggily start checking the internet in the morning, I set myself up for having a bad day.
On that note, I charge anything with an LCD screen in my living room overnight. The only device I allow myself to have in my bedroom is my Kindle. Even with Focus and f.lux on my Mac and phone, those devices are too distracting to let me get a good night’s sleep - I don’t want to be tempted to wake up in the middle of the night to see my notifications.
Around 10:30pm. I have a no-tech-after-9:00pm rule, which forces me to use the time before bed to read and journal instead of staring at Facebook.
I like to be in bed by 11:30pm so that I’m asleep by midnight, but I admit that some days it’s a bit later.
I wish I went to sleep earlier. I normally go to sleep around 11:30pm. I wish it were about 10:45pm.
Most nights I’m in bed by 10:00pm and asleep before 10:30pm.
During workdays, at about 9:30pm.
9:00pm if I’m exhausted, but more often 11:00pm, as after 7:00pm (when my son falls asleep) is when I read, write, plan sculptures, and answer emails.
I try to get to sleep between 9:30 and 10:30pm each night.
I go to bed at 9:00pm sharp (or at least that is always the goal). I stay away from anything that may interfere with that bedtime. For example, if I am at a conference and someone schedules a dinner for 8:00pm, I will usually politely decline and try to schedule something with that person at a different time during the day.
It sounds very regimented, but my morning time is so precious to me that I really don’t let anything mess with it.
Between 11:00pm and midnight, usually.
I’m usually in bed between 11:30pm and midnight.
There are exceptions, of course. I might go out with friends. I might have a show. After a show, I am too wired to fall asleep right away, so I’m up later on those nights. I like to read for a while before falling asleep. Actually, I don’t think I can fall asleep without reading. It’s tough for me to transition from being awake to sleeping without focusing my mind on another story.
Typically, around 2:30-3:00am. There are always so many exciting things happening, so it can be difficult to go to sleep!
By 9:00 or 9:30pm. Of course, we have our binge-worthy shows to take in (House of Cards, Bloodline), and if they aren’t on I’ll check into pop-culture happenings and business news - everything from Forbes to Fast Company, and HelloGiggles for the feel-good stuff. If I’m really diligent, I’ll read a book before bed. I just devoured Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert; it was deliciously inspiring for the creative and consulting work I do!
Most nights I’m in bed by 11:00pm, and my goal, as we joke in my family, is to always be in bed to catch the “midnight train.”
Anywhere between 10:30pm and midnight.
Typically between 9:30-10:30pm. I’ve found that I need about nine to nine-and-a-half hours of sleep to feel my best.
I head to bed between 10-11:00pm (occasionally later). However, I am looking into how I can start getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night. I may need to look into shorter versions of my morning in order to find the time. Any suggestions?
Between 10:00 and 11:00pm, most of the time.
I’m not a night person, so I’m usually in bed before 10:00pm.
It varies, but I’ll usually be in bed reading by 10:30pm and asleep by 11-11:15pm.
I try to get to sleep between 10-11:00pm. So I strive for 7-7.5 hours of sleep each night. I typically never have an issue falling to sleep within fifteen minutes.
My goal is to go to sleep by 9:30pm, but I don’t think that’s ever happened. Instead, I usually start getting ready for bed around 9:15pm, am actually in bed by 9:45pm, read for a bit, and then turn off the lights between 10-10:30pm.
This year, my goal is to turn the computer off at 11:00pm. I’m not always successful because I find that I often need 3-4 hours of undistracted, focused time to work on building financial models, write articles, or really think and work through problems in my mind; often, that time is only available late in the evening. I try to limit those late evenings to a couple times a week, but my continual goal is to shift those late evenings to the early mornings.
I try to go to bed around 10:30pm, because I know that, no matter what, Chloe will always wake up around 7:00am.
I fight bedtime like a toddler. I try for 10:00pm. I usually drag myself to bed somewhere around 11:00pm, after making various bribes and allowing myself umpteen glasses of water and another chapter of the book I’m reading.
8:00pm. And I’ve learned to fall asleep quickly wearing an eye mask and earplugs.
I’ve shifted my schedule to make it most conducive to my goals and well-being. Everyone who wants to can get to bed and get up a little bit earlier. After all, there was probably a time in college when you slept in late, and somehow you managed to survive the transition to getting up earlier once you got your first job in the “real world.” If you want to get up earlier, it just requires planning and preparation.
Staying up late seems cool, but if it’s not working for your goals, then you have to draw a line, hunker down, and make an important lifestyle change.
If you’re a writer or an artist and worry that you won’t be as creative, that’s unfounded. You can still be creative early in the day.
There are just as many great authors, artists, and even architects that worked early in the morning (Beethoven, Van Gogh, Hemingway, Maya Angelou, Frank Lloyd Wright, etc.) as there were famous night owls. Two authors who switched from a night owl schedule to writing in the morning are Toni Morrison and Neil Strauss.
If Stephen King can get up and write horror novels in the morning (he works from 9:00am to 1:00pm), then we can get up early and write every morning, too.
I can be a night owl on occasion, particularly when I’m traveling, but at home I try to be in bed by 10:00pm.
For most of my life I didn’t realize the importance of sleep. You’re always told you need to get eight hours of sleep, but I think I was too young to feel the effect of a lack of sleep.
I was once told that tiredness comes in forty-five minute cycles. The first cycle is feeling tired followed by forty-five minutes of feeling awake. This cycle repeats until you are unable to stay awake.
If you can get to bed during the tired cycle, you’ll fall asleep quicker. Most nights, if I’m paying attention to my body, I start to feel tired around 9:30pm. Because of this I’m often in bed by 9:45-10:00pm.
I feel sheepish saying that it seems to be earlier and earlier. I try to brush my teeth with my kids around 7:30pm. If I’m in bed reading by 9:00pm, I’m supremely happy. Lights out is usually around 10:00pm.
I go to bed much later than most would say I should (I’m looking at you Dr. Oz).
I feel as a designer we’re kind of a slave to our creativity, and my mind is always going a mile a minute, so I don’t have a set time. I would usually say I turn in around 11:00pm or midnight. However if there is a design challenge I’m trying to solve or an article I’m writing, which I’ve gotten into lately, then there is no hard set time, or I’m working through the night.
Around 11:30pm to midnight.
I go to bed between 10 and 11:00pm most nights. If I go out and stay out late on a weekend, I still try to get up as early as possible and then take a nap later on that day to stay on routine.
On average, I head into bed between 8-8:30pm. Lights off around 9:00pm.
I spend a lot of time traveling, so I never get to sleep at the same time each night. Instead, I focus on getting eight hours consistently.
On weeknights, I try to fall asleep by 11:00pm.
I remember in film school when I thought it was cool to stay awake until like 3:00am working on random projects. I functioned on six hours of sleep for about five years. My body can’t do that anymore.
Early! Most of the time I’m in bed by 10:00pm.
Because I wake up early, I do my best if I’m in bed by at least 8:00pm. I run often, so it’s ideal for my body to get eight hours of sleep. I’m not always that lucky though. When I have really late workouts, I’m in bed at 10:00pm, and only get six hours of sleep. But I still feel just as energized!
Usually between 10-11:00pm.
Between 11:00pm and 1:00am.
Usually between 10-10:45pm. Getting up at 6:00am requires an early bedtime. I like to get eight hours of sleep a night.
Usually around 1-1:30am, but this can vary wildly as I travel to other time zones. European and Australian travel in particular can put me off schedule for days in a row.
I usually go to sleep between 9-10:00pm. Occasionally I’ll stay up later, but I know I need 7-8 hours of sleep if I want to feel great the next day.
Typically, I go to bed around 11:00pm to midnight. In my ideal state, I would go to bed at 10:30pm and wake up at 6:00am to get 7.5 hours of sleep.
Lately, I have been prioritizing my sleep in favor of my routine. I’ve realized that sleeping longer will always be the most beneficial thing I can do for myself. In those cases, I will adjust my routine proportionally. I keep the components, but reduce the time.
Anywhere between 11:30pm and 1:30am, depending on how late the concert went the previous night, or how long it took me to get home from rehearsal in the far reaches of New Jersey.
I go to bed between 11:00pm and midnight. I have a “no screens after 11:00” rule, but I can do things around the house as late as I want if I’m not sleepy. Usually I end up in bed around 11:30ish and am asleep by midnight.
I actually have a thing on my internet that shuts down all non-essential websites between 11:00pm and 5:00am. I can still get to anything work related or that a client might need me to use, but it blocks time suck websites like Facebook, Reddit, YouTube, and things like that that might distract me from actually going to bed.
I go to bed at 10:30pm but I start winding down around 8:00pm, after dinner. It’s tempting to go out to bars and chase the night, but in reality, I noticed that we only do that when we’re lonely and want to be around others. It’s the reason why couples don’t stay late at bars or go to nightclubs, it’s not because they’re boring, it’s because they are fulfilled.
I used to think I’d be missing out on life if I went home before midnight, but now I realize how much life there is before 10:00am.
I’ve learned the hard way that it’s very important to prioritize sleep. I’ve found that I need at least a good seven hours of sleep to feel energetic and make the most of my day.
Since I aim to wake up at 5:30am each day, I usually try to have the lights off no later than 10:30pm each night. This means I need to start winding down by 9-9:30pm.
When I’m really on top of things, I try to do 10-10:30pm, ideally with twenty minutes of fiction reading, but it often ends up skewing later, especially when I travel, and I hit the 11:30-midnight mark.
As much as I do my best to be in bed by 10:00pm, I’m usually in bed at 11 or 11:30pm.
Between 9:30 and 10:30pm, unless I’m having a bad sleep night.
I usually fall asleep cuddled up with Barry on the sofa, while he struggles with The New York Times crossword puzzle. Eventually I’ll head off to bed. Since our earliest days as a couple, we have always honored the idea of “a room of own’s own” for each of us. That “room” has been at different times and in different homes, an office, a nook, a desk, and currently (because our Eureka apartment is small) it takes the form not of space but of time. Just as I have my pre-dawn hours, Barry has his late-night hours.
Sleep is the most important ingredient when it comes to our wellness. We could have the best nutrition, the best job, a great workout routine, but without proper sleep we simply aren’t able to tap into our greatest potential.
When I was working in tech, I liked to think I could get by with about five, sometimes six hours of sleep per night. Now I aim for 7-8, and I do things like shut down my technology at 8:00pm, reach for a book instead of social media, and give my mind and body time to disconnect from a busy day.
I try to go to bed around 10:30pm, but sometimes I stay up writing until 2:00am. If I do, I just try to be forgiving. All the time, I forgive myself. Rigidity and self-punishment were always my motivators until I moved to Seattle. Now I often think of myself as a little kid. If I overslept, would I yell at me? No. I’d say, “Wow, you must have been tired, honey.” So I say that to myself now: “Wow, you must have been tired, honey. Tell me about it.”
Maybe I sound crazy, but I owe myself that kindness after not having it for so long.
It’s hard to say, because sometimes I work at the studio until late at night. I try to go to bed between 11:00pm and midnight, whenever I can.
I go to bed around midnight, or 1:00am at the latest.
Anywhere between 11:00pm and 1:00am. My fiancé is a night owl, so sometimes it depends on when he gets home. I try to spend a few hours with him before I sleep.
Regardless, I’m pretty hell-bent on getting my eight hours, so if my bedtime moves, so does my wake-up time.
Usually around midnight to 1:00am.
Oh this one is a good one and an absolutely essential part to a successful morning routine.
I do my absolute best to wrap up all work stuff by 8:00pm. Between 8:00pm and 9:00pm I wind down by either reading a book, meditating, or taking a bath. I then spend a few minutes giving thanks for the day and setting an intention for the following day.
Between 9:00pm and 10:00pm I am most likely in bed and asleep. It is important for me to get enough sleep, so I make sure I have at least 6-8 hours before I have to get up. Otherwise, the routine becomes unsustainable. I do find, however, that the earlier I go to bed (say, 9:00pm) the less sleep I need to feel amazing, vital, and rested.
I’m usually in bed by 10:00pm.
I like to read for about half an hour, then I set my alarm for the next day and fall asleep straight away. Some hacks I’ve discovered to fall asleep more quickly - use an eye mask, put a shallow pillow under your calves/ankles to align your legs and spine, and buy a comfortable mattress that suits your body and sleeping type. A good night’s sleep is priceless.
Usually close to midnight. I found out during all-nighters in engineering school in college that my brain does not like intensive work past midnight.
When the baby was waking up at 3:30am, I went to bed at 10:00pm sharp. When he sleeps longer for a few days in a row, I let myself push that back to 10:30 or 11:00pm.
I’m not really a morning person, and I like having that quiet reading time before bed.
I usually go to sleep between 9 and 10:00pm. I usually crawl into bed around 8:00pm and read.
I love reading before I go to sleep, especially during the fall and winter. During summer, I tend to stay up a little later because it’s so beautiful out in the evenings.
I go to sleep between 10 and 11:30pm.
Typically between midnight and 1:00am.
I try and be in bed around 10:30pm with lights out around 11.
I definitely slow down if I don’t get a full night’s sleep. I generally try to steer clear of morning meetings because it allows me to sleep later if need be.
I try to go to sleep by 10:30pm. I rarely sacrifice sleep. Despite my efforts to thrive on less sleep, my body seems to need 8-9 hours a night. Without a good night’s sleep, my brain and body move at a slower pace.
Between 9 and 10:00pm. We live in Argentina, so eating late is the thing to do (it’s not shocking to see kids out at restaurants at 11:00pm on a Tuesday).
We put our daughter to bed at 7:45pm, then we eat, and then I go to bed.
I aim to be in bed by 11:00pm each night, but that doesn’t always happen.
Around half-past midnight. I used to stay up a lot longer but now I just try to be a normal person.
Most nights I’m in bed by 10-11:30pm. Right now I wake up between 5:30-6:30am.
I’d ideally like to shift toward rising earlier to create even more time in my mornings since I cherish them so much. That’s a goal I’ll be focusing on in the coming months.
Between 10:30pm and midnight.
I usually end up in bed around 11:30pm, though the ideal time would be 10:30, and sometimes it’s as late as midnight. I try to get about seven hours of sleep a night, which it turns out is actually the ideal amount for most people. Any less and I can’t really function at full efficiency.
I am a night owl, so my bedtime is usually around 1:00am these days.
I have a specific evening routine I carry out as well so to help me wind down my day and start the next one with a sense of direction; part of my evening routine is writing down My 3 Absolutes for the next day.
I really need a good eight hours sleep if I want to work well the next day, so I tend to go to bed around 10:00pm, lights off by 11:00pm.
I am ridiculous! I live alone, so sometimes I am in bed as early as 8:30pm. If I go out to an event or dinner with friends, I’m usually asleep by 10 or 11:00pm. I look forward to quiet mornings so much, before the rest of the world is awake, that I really prioritize them.
I find that at night I’m usually just watching TV if I stay up late, which is not worth the tradeoff. I far prefer to sleep, followed by feeling alert and rested in the morning during my reading and meditation. Starting off that way improves the whole tone of the day!
Exist tells me my average bedtime is 11:28pm. I used to go to sleep later on weekends before I moved in with my partner and co-founder, Josh. He’s a night owl while I’m a morning lark, so I used to line up with him when I stayed at his house on weekends. My weekend bedtime average is a whole hour later still, but I’m bringing it down these days as I have a more consistent bedtime every night.
As early as I can!
I once heard a study a long time ago that I have no idea where it was done or if it was accurate, but I heard that men’s brains have been shown to be more active in the evening, whereas more women reportedly have higher brain activity in the morning.
Now, I’m not sure if that’s right, but it resonates with my process. I’m lightning fast in the morning and prioritize my toughest tasks for the morning, but after dinner when the sun goes down, my brain just slows down to a stop. It’s exhausting to do much mental heavy lifting after the sun goes down, so I enjoy going to bed early.
A perfect night would be 10:30pm lights out, but it’s usually closer to 11 or 11:30pm.
All the pets sleep on my side of the bed, so I typically wake up 3-4 times a night as they readjust and annoy each other. So getting as much sleep as possible is important. You never know when the cat is going to bite you out of nowhere and decide he wants your pillow.
Typically by 2:00am, unless I’m falling asleep with words whispering in my ears. If that’s the case, I’ll grab pen and paper, and roll with it.
On weekdays, 10:30pm. On weekends I might stay up a little later.
I typically hit the bed at about 11:00pm, much past that and I am asking for trouble the next day. Ideally I would make it to bed by 10:30pm, but my wife is a night owl so I try to spend more time with her.
Again, it varies.
I have a fantasy I can fall asleep at 10:00pm every night like clockwork and wake up at dawn, but it never works out like that. Depending on what’s going on with my illness and energy levels, it can be anywhere between 9:00pm and 3:00am.
I’m a total night owl and sometimes get hit with a burst of energy at 11:00pm – I’ve learned never to waste energy when it arrives so I try to make the most of it when it’s there!
I like to turn the lights off by midnight.
I’ve just started using the Sleep Induction Mat by Dave Asprey as well. I was a little sceptical on this, but sliding it underneath me, half an hour before I sleep, I’ve never slept better.
The art of getting up is the art of going to sleep. They work hand in hand. The end of the day is equally as important as the beginning of the day. If you look at the likes of Ernest Hemingway, he would finish halfway through a sentence when he was writing at his best in the evenings, so that his flow and positive state of mind would continue into the next day.
It ranges between midnight and 3:00am.
Between 10 and 11:00pm.
Generally, I try to be in bed before 9:00pm, and ideally I’ll be asleep by 9:30pm if I’m to get my eight hours (and I do like my eight hours), but sometimes it slips to as late as 10:00pm (gasp!).
Usually around 11:00pm.
I try to make it to bed before midnight, but that doesn’t always happen.
I try my best to get to sleep before midnight. And sometimes, I succeed.
Most nights, I’m asleep by midnight (or I turn into a pumpkin). But every so often, I love catching a good sunrise after a long night of dancing with loved ones.
I head up to bed around 9:00pm and then I read for an hour or so.
Usually between 10:30 and 11:00pm. On the odd occasion it could be later, but I generally try to get enough sleep.
Usually around 11:30pm or midnight. If I’m really tired, 9:30 or 10:00pm. I used to be such a night owl – up until 2 or 3:00am every night, but I value sleep now more than ever. I’m usually editing copy pretty late though (writers are a bunch of night owls), so most nights it’s midnight.
I’m happiest when I’m in bed by 10 or 11:00pm.
It differs. As a student I have three types of evenings:
- I have nothing to do so I go to bed early. On these days my normal routine takes place.
- I have to work until late (I work in a bar/restaurant, so I’m not often out of there until 2:00am).
- I go out and get drunk; usually returning around 3-6:00am.
I try to aim for 11:00pm or earlier, but sometimes I get sucked back into twiddling about on the Mac and I don’t get to bed until gone midnight.
It’s a double-edged sword; while I get a lot done late at night, I always pay for it the next day as I often feel tired and grouchy. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realised how important sleep is. I now know how closely it’s linked to my health, mood, and general focus. Getting enough sleep is the best productivity hack I know.
I’m a night owl, but I try to read for an hour at the end of the day while drinking herbal tea, which gets me ready for bed.
I hit the hay at midnight whenever I can, so I can get eight hours of sleep.
Midnight at the latest.
I’m a total night owl. I try to fall asleep by 11:00pm. It can—but rarely does—happen. I normally fall asleep close to midnight.
Too late! It drives Alex crazy, and we’re trying to correct it, but I’m such a natural night owl. I hate writing while the sun is still up.
My partner is a teacher, which means her days are spent wrangling twenty-seven little five year olds.
She is often early to bed, so I usually stay up and read, but I tend to be asleep around midnight. I’m hoping the next chapter of my life breaks back into the excitement, but until then I’ll get a lot of reading in.
Usually between 11:30pm and midnight, sometimes earlier.
That ranges from season to season. In summertime, usually around 4 to 5:00am because I can’t work when the sun is shining outside. It’s too bright, noisy and distracting. In wintertime, I go to bed at 12 to 2:00am because I work during the day.
I generally go to sleep any time between 11:00pm-1:00am, which means I average about 5-7 hours of sleep per night.
Usually around 3:00am, which explains why I sleep in.
No later than midnight (with the exception of Fridays and Saturdays).
I like getting ready for bed (prepping everything) starting at 8:30pm, and climbing into bed around 9:00pm. I’ll usually start drifting off around 10:00pm.
I should go to bed earlier; sometimes it’s as late as midnight to 1:00am.
Midnight, maybe a little before.
I usually have a pretty hard time falling asleep, so I take melatonin. Lying in bed is when my brain decides to get ALL the ideas, so I usually keep a notebook close by and am sometimes jotting things down until 1 or 2:00am.
Between 10:00pm and midnight if I can. Sometimes, when I am really into a project or conversation, I’ll stay up way too late.
Early to bed, early to rise. I usually hit the hay around ten or eleven at night. I like to read for a bit before falling asleep so it’s usually closer to eleven.
I’d like to go to sleep about 9:00pm, but a couple of things stop me doing that.
First, because I’m part of a geographically-distributed team I usually have work to do after I’ve put the kids to bed. Second, I like to watch something on Netflix with my wife before we go to bed. That usually means that 10:00pm is the earliest we’ll be in bed. And then, of course, I like to read.
So, I guess that 10:30-11:00pm is usual for me to go to sleep. Which explains why I’m often tired and need to exercise to keep my energy levels up.
Depends. Usually 10:30-11:00pm. Sometimes later if I’m really excited about working on a project and can’t pry myself away.
I’m almost always asleep by midnight. I love baths so whenever I have the chance I’ll have a bath before bed. I find that baths really help me to unwind and reflect on my day. I’ve been putting a drop of lavender on my pillow for as long as I can remember and I find it very soothing.
This varies depending on how good the book I’m reading is. I’m usually in bed around 10:30pm at the latest, and read until about 11:00. Some nights I’m up until 1:00am finishing a book – I just can’t help it.
I’m terrible at going to sleep on time. I typically aim for “before midnight,” but some nights it’s not until 2:00am… or later. Austin is a fun town, and there’s an endless array of activities to do.
I try to get away from TV and my phone screen at 9:00pm and then relax and read for a while. Ideally I’m in bed around 10:30 but it’s often closer to 11:00pm.
It varies, but I’m not precious about it. Sometimes I nap in the afternoon.
That all depends whether or not Ben and I stayed up late to catch up on our shows.
Typically, bed-time is anywhere between 11:30pm and 1:00am at the very latest. Since Dex joined the family, we lean toward the former — otherwise functioning at 6:00am is not a strong option.
My morning routine actually starts in the evening, with me going to sleep by 10:00pm.
For a long time I fought 10:00pm. Then I started to see how much happier, more refreshed, and productive early mornings are compare to late nights. Mornings are such an amazing reward for going to sleep at a reasonable hour.
It varies between 11:30pm and 2:00am depending on if I have a lot of freelance work to do.
I aim to be in bed by 9 or 10:00pm, but I’m not maniacal about it. My social life is important to me too, so I’ll stay up late with friends and be tired the following day. I’ve never been able to nap, but some afternoons I’ll lie on my bed for an hour to re-boot my tired body.
I try to be asleep by 10-11:00pm, but on the weekends I sometimes stay out late which throws everything out of whack.
Anywhere between 10:45-12:00am.
This really varies. I’ve enjoyed going to sleep at 10:30pm or earlier when I’m in my best habits, but often can’t get home, much less to sleep, before 1:00am. Sometimes further preparatory work keeps me up past 4:00am, but I try to keep that very rare.
Later than I should. Usually midnight. I tend to resent having to go to bed, because there’s always so much I want to do.
My evening routine is absolutely essential to the success of my morning routine.
I have an alarm set on my phone that goes off at 10:00pm. I then wrap up my work and shut down all screens, including my phone. I dim the lights and take my sleeping pills (I have had those since I was a little kid, apparently my body doesn’t know how to make melatonin very well). Afterwards I’ll make my lunch for the next day before brushing my teeth. Back in my room I start cleaning up, packing my bag for tomorrow, and laying out the clothes I want to wear. At around 10:45pm I have a clean room and an empty mind, and I’m ready to go to bed.
Because I do this, I feel well rested when I wake up in the morning. I feel the consequences of not following my evening routine immediately, it’s complete chaos. These routines seem inseparable to me. It almost feels like my sleep is part of a daily, twelve hour long routine.
I go to bed at the exact same time every day, except on weekends where my social life ruins all of my plans (most of the time). Usually I’m in bed right before midnight.
Around about midnight.
I tend to fall asleep between 9:30 and 10:30pm.
10:00pm, give or take.
I tend to go to bed early since I’m up early. I need 7-8 hours of sleep per night, so I’m in bed and asleep between 9 and 9:30pm to help me meet my sleep goals.
Between 10:00pm and midnight.
I’m generally a really busy, creative person with blogging, dinner, domestics, and work on my projects and studies taking up much of my evening each day after my day job, so sleep time is usually around 11:00pm to midnight daily.
I aim to be in bed by 10:00pm every evening, and nearly always manage it unless I’m away from home.
No later than 9:00pm.
Between 10:00pm and midnight, almost every night.
Usually some time between 11:00pm and 1:00am on the weekdays.
I try my best to get to bed by 9:00pm. If not, I have a really hard time getting up the next day.
The rub is my wife is a night owl, so she wants to stay up. Our lives are super busy, so I want to spend as much time as I can with her, which means there are plenty of days when I am up later than I should be.
Between 10-11:00pm, after a good read.
During the week, we’re usually in bed by midnight and the alarm usually goes off around 7:20am.
I aim for 10:30pm, but if I am realistic and truthful, it can sometimes stretch to midnight if I have a six period day the following day.
When I first started working in schools, I used to have a nap when coming home, however this kills any working buzz you may have and just leads you to not being able to sleep until much later. For energy levels, six to seven hours doesn’t sound healthy, but it’s better than a broken night sleep of four to five hours, plus an afternoon nap.
Usually around 11:00pm.
Because I’m still in-between mind-sets, I still go to sleep at about 2:00am.
Five hours is not a lot of sleep, but I make up for this on Sundays by sleeping until about 10 or 11:00am.
I try to go between 11:00pm and midnight most days.
I try to be in bed by 8:30-9:00pm so that I get plenty of sleep. I’ll usually do some reading or writing before falling asleep.
My night routine is a domino effect into my morning routine. If I don’t go to sleep early enough, I’ll be too tired to do much in the morning. Then my routine moves later into the day, forcing me to stay up late to complete unfinished tasks. It’s a vicious cycle!
I’m usually in bed by 10:00pm, reading books or articles, writing my diary (yes, I am almost twenty-two and still write a diary) and eventually turning off my gadgets.
I’ll normally be asleep by 11:00pm, sometimes midnight.
There is no fixed time but usually between 11:00pm and midnight, unless we are engrossed watching Suits, Newsroom or House of Cards :)
When I’m travelling I try to get to bed for midnight. If I’ve a lot of online work to do, it will be 1:00am.
Bedtime depends on whether I have a gig or not. If I have no gigs or commitments, I’ll be in bed around 11:00pm. If I have a gig or am out playing at a session, then I’ll be in bed whenever I get home. Some Irish music festivals have you out until 7 or 8:00am playing and seeing friends, which is incredible but completely wrecks my sleep schedule!
I’ve always been a night owl and love staying out late, but when I do I need to be able to sleep in the next day. I run best on eight hours of sleep and passably on seven. Less than that and it’s game over.
Here in Hong Kong I try get to sleep by 10:00pm, but it depends.
I train in Krav Maga twice a week and classes run late, so on those nights I only sleep 5-6 hours. I always take a siesta though so I average closer to eight hours of sleep a day.
I can be fine on very little sleep. In fact, there was a time in my life, for a year, when I would be awake for two days and then sleep for twelve hours. I thought it was beneficial to have a longer day, you discover more when you aren’t interrupted by sleep.
Nowadays I don’t usually choose to sleep, I just get tired, and fall asleep whatever I’m doing. That said, when operating machinery it’s good to get at least six hours, so that’s a goal I loosely try to get if I’m shooting.
Between midnight and 1:00am.
I usually aim for 10:00pm on weekdays, but I am more likely to be in bed ready to hit the hay around 11:00pm.
I am so much more of a morning person than a night owl, it kind of sucks at times. My body thrives on about eight hours of sleep (which I am lucky to get), but will be fine with seven. Anything less, and I plummet before I even eat dinner!
On week nights typically between 10 and 11:00pm. On weekends, generally by midnight depending on what I have going on the next morning, but a few times a month I’m not in bed until two or three ;)
Late, rarely before midnight.
I am quite a night owl, so I won’t be able to sleep before midnight or 1:00am because that’s generally when I am more active and inspired. Don’t ask my brain for much activity in the morning, but it’s eager to do so from 8-9:00pm onwards.
I am all energy and activity in the evenings, ready to be productive. The ideas and inspiration keep coming even when I have turned off the light. It’s not unusual for me to have to note down some ideas that pop into my head when I am already eyes closed, ready to sleep. Notebook and iPad are always handy in case of the not so unusual awesome idea deciding to manifest itself in the middle of the night.
I usually go to sleep between 10 and 11:00pm. Past eleven would be considered a “late one”.
Getting up early does occasionally come at a price. I find that after a few weeks of intense activity my normal bedtime of 11:00pm to midnight has to be supplemented with a few early nights or at lie until say, 7:00am. If not then I tend to feel like I’m sleepwalking.
Ideally, I’m in bed by 9:00pm reading a magazine or book, and asleep by 10:00pm. I rarely ever stay up past eleven, a difficult feat in New Orleans, a city where the fun doesn’t begin until the late hours. But I persist!
It varies. I go to bed when I’m tired, which can be as early as 9:30pm or as late as 11:00pm. Suffice it to say, I’m not the life of the party on a Friday night.
These days, I like to be in bed as close to 10:00pm as possible, as my body requires the rest and ability to recover from the physical challenges it faces with CrossFit, while my mind requires the mental recuperation.
With that being said, I have zero issues staying up until 4-5:00am if the situation calls for it. Mind over matter, and I don’t mind. I sleep like a baby, and dream regularly, so why wouldn’t I try to get to that awesome land of nod sooner for my evening adventures to begin?
I am quite precious with my sleep and don’t enjoy late nights very often. Most days I’ll be in bed by 10-11:00pm.
I try to turn the computer off at 10:00pm and the lights off at 11:00pm.
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in a project I will just go until I run out of steam. I don’t agree with Stephen King (though I do love him) that you should always stop with a little gas left in the tank. If I’m working on something, especially something creative, I try to completely purge before going to sleep because I feel like it won’t be there when I wake up otherwise.
On a great night, I am asleep no later than 10:00pm. 11:00pm is late for me, and if I continue going to bed that late it soon catches up with me.
Thursday nights keep up me up past my bedtime (thanks to Scandal and Greys) so I really try to hit the sack early every other night.
This is a rhythm, too.
Probably twice a week I stay up late – until midnight or even 1:00am – because I find my stride after work hours and get lost in a writing piece that I’m working on. This happens to me a lot on Friday nights. I don’t usually go out that much (or at least I try not to), and in my college years I developed the habit of “Fridays in, Saturdays out” because we always had 8:00am practice on Saturday morning.
I love the idea that Friday has an extra five hours of time that you can create if you want to use it. Get home from work at 6:00pm, eat a slow dinner or do some stretching, and then work on your favorite project for a few hours. The trick is to make sure that it’s something you really love and want to do, not have to do.
I’m an old soul, I’m usually in bed between 9-10:00pm, and almost always asleep before 11:00pm.
In a perfect world 10:00pm. If I see the 11:00pm news it makes for a long day.
This varies a lot but usually 10 to 11:00pm. I love being creative at night so this is what keeps me from hitting my pillow.
Whenever I’m tired :) usually between 10:00pm and 12:00am.
I try to be in bed between 10 and 11:00pm. Closer to 10:00pm if I can make it work!
Between 9:30 and 10:00pm.
If everything goes according to plan I’m in bed between 10 and 10:30pm. I’d say that happens about 25% of the time. The rest of the time I’d say I’m in bed by 11 or 11:30pm.
Every once in awhile I’ll have a late night. I try to make those the exception instead of the norm so when I do it it feels special and I make sure I’m ultra-productive.
It really depends on where I’m living, and the day you ask me.
In Argentina, people don’t eat dinner until 10-11:00pm, so I stayed up later. In Columbia, Missouri, everything closes at 1:30am, so I tend to call it a night much earlier. In a vacuum, though, I usually hit the hay around midnight or 1:00am.
The answer is always “it depends”, but more often then not, about 11:00pm.
1:00am. It’s rare for me to go to sleep before 12:00am because I’m a night person. I guess my internal clock is always off by 3 hours, no matter what time zone I’m in.
That varies widely, but it’s rarely before midnight and rarely after 3:00am, unless I’m having an unusually large night out. One of the things I do for living is review bars, and that can make for a very late night.
I’m also on Asia time and most of the people I work with are in the US or the UK, not to mention the audience for my blog, so it helps to be up late. Or very early, I guess, but I’m not a morning person.
Usually around midnight. On a good day, I meditate for another twenty to thirty minutes before bed.
Again, just like waking up, I let my body decide when it is tired. I am usually in bed by 11:00pm on most weeknights. On weekends that might differ. The idea is to get the body tired enough to deserve that rest. So I make my mind and body earn their sleep.
Between 2-3:00am most nights. I tend to work a few solid hours in the morning when possible, reserving the afternoons for other non-work related pursuits, and then work some productivity into the late evening.
Going to sleep late and rising early seems to be the trend, normally with a half hour bout of shut eye in the middle of the day when I can.
It depends on the demands of the day, but sometime between 11:00pm and 3:00am.
During the week I have to be in bed by eleven, I get grouchy otherwise.
Typically between 9 and 10:00pm. Sometimes far later. But I will get up at the same time, even if I go to bed late. Some days I need little sleep, and will get up at 3:00am or sooner.
I always read a Dharma text before I sleep.
I’m not a night owl these days but that’s because I work physically harder than I ever have done.
We have a large plot and grow most of our own fruit and vegetables and lead a simpler life but there is a load to do on a daily basis so bedtime tends to be around 11.30pm. Sleep comes sometime after depending on what’s on my mind; the price you pay for having a creative mind. If we have friends over or staying then bedtime tends to be much later.
This depends on what I’m doing. If I’m home alone, I’ll usually go to bed around 10:00pm, but if I’m with friends, I don’t mind staying up until after midnight as long as I’m having a good time. This is why, while my wakeup time is always early, it varies.