What time should I go to bed?

Last Updated: OCT 11, 2022
Having trouble deciding what time to go to bed? The best time for you depends on a few key factors for you and your life, since everyone's life is different. Let us help you figure out what time is best for you.
So that your body can get into a regular circadian rhythm, you should get to bed at the same time every night, no matter what that time should be.

The time you should go to bed depends on your age.

To get enough sleep before school the next day, you should go to bed between 8pm and 9pm. If you go to bed too late at the weekend, you will have a hard time waking up on Monday morning, so stick to the same time when you can.
Teenagers may be able to extend this to between 9pm and 10pm. As we age the number of hours of sleep we need decreases.
Adults should aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep, so if you wake up at 7:30am, you need to go to bed between 9 and 10 pm.
Here is a breakdown of the amount of sleep needed by age:
  • Newborns - 14 to 17 hours sleep
  • Infants - 14 to 17 hours sleep
  • Toddlers - 11 to 14 hours sleep
  • Pre-School - 10 to 13 hours sleep
  • School Children - 10 to 13 hours sleep
  • Teenagers - 8 to 10 hours sleep
  • Young Adults - 7 to 9 hours sleep
  • Adults - 7 to 9 hours sleep
  • Older Adults - 7 to 8 hours sleep

The average time adults go to bed is 10 pm.

You should get yourself ready for bed an hour before you plan to go to sleep. Preparing yourself for a good night's sleep is essential for your health. Follow along with a recommended sleep routine
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