Wednesday, November 29, 2023


About what time do you most often go to bed at night?

According to HealthDigest, the average American goes to bed at 11:39 p.m. Across the globe, that time is just about the same: 11:40 p.m. on weekdays, and 12:10 a.m. on weekends.

Where do you fall in that spectrum? What time do you most often go to bed at night? Is it early, before 9 p.m.? Do you make it until about 10:30? 11? Midnight?

After you vote in the poll, please feel free to be more specific in the comments. Thanks!


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Neal Davis (@guest_258226)
1 month ago

We are retired and sleep until 8, 8:30 AM most days. So, most days I go to bed between 12:30 and 1 AM. If I/we have to rise earlier — e.g., some kind of appointment, or to prepare the RV and leave on a trip — then I go to bed earlier, as early as necessary to get 7-8 hours of sleep. DW has trouble falling asleep much of the time. She typically goes to bed around 10 PM and as early as 9 PM. Yet, I usually get more sleep than she does.

Last edited 1 month ago by Neal Davis
Swede'nTexas (@guest_258139)
1 month ago

7 hours for me, 12-7 AM sleep hours. Must take leg cramp pills and low dose 325 mg Acetaminophen,

Wayne (@guest_258133)
1 month ago

As I age TV becomes less alluring than my bed.

Jim Johnson (@guest_258128)
1 month ago

Time zone and DST changes account for the most variation. The dog has a more consistent clock than I do.

Gary W. (@guest_258089)
1 month ago

I go to bed right after I wake up on the couch. Could be 2:30 – 3am.
I usually fall asleep on the couch around midnight.

Richard (@guest_258118)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gary W.

You’re my hero.

scott (@guest_258088)
1 month ago

hit it about 9:15 and get up at 4:30 each work day, sleep in until 6:00 am on the weekends

Jay J (@guest_258086)
1 month ago

My average time to go to bed is to start preparing at 9:45 and mostly in bed with lights off by 10:30. I would like to see a poll about what time people get up. I have heard it said that tall people sleep longer.

Richard (@guest_258119)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay J

5’8″ – Since retirement, 8 hrs and I’m awake. Regardless of when I go to sleep. It took 6 months upon retiring to get rested to the 8 hour point. While working, I felt tired constantly from the age of 18. Seldom got 8 hrs, and didn’t strive for it. Now I feel great. I feel the whole 8 hrs needed thing is true… for me.

Bruce (@guest_258141)
1 month ago
Reply to  Jay J

Lol, I see what you did there

Tommy Molnar (@guest_258082)
1 month ago

Earlier in the winter (like 8pm). Later in the summer (9-9:30p). Sunlight has a lot to do with it.

Anne Oelke (@guest_258077)
1 month ago

We midwesterners probably go to bed earlier than either coast—our nightly news comes on at 10pm.

Gene Bjerke (@guest_258073)
1 month ago

We go to bed after midnight at home (watch the 11:00 o’clock news). We don’t watch TV in the RV, so we usually call it a night about 10:00.

Kurt Shoemaker Sr (@guest_258060)
1 month ago

I can’t get out of the habit of watching the 11 o’clock news.

Sven Yohnson (@guest_258055)
1 month ago

Another poll with results that confirm the average reader/respondent is….
OLD! 🙂
(NOT a bad thing)!

Jesse Crouse (@guest_258043)
1 month ago

Something called “pumpkinitis” between 9 to 10 pm by my doctor.

Gordon den Otter (@guest_258042)
1 month ago

When you were a kid, you wanted to stay up late. When you are old, 10:00 IS late!

JOHN R. WILKINS (@guest_258039)
1 month ago

Too much to do and too little time to do it. I get a lot done in the evenings after the wife goes to bed and the 2 Labs to their beds. I might get to bed by midnight.

Tom (@guest_258036)
1 month ago

Next poll: What time do you get up in the morning?

Pat (@guest_258045)
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

Agree, I’m shocked if I sleep beyond 5:30 am and this is the only time of year when I do that. (I see that you posted your response 50 minutes ago. 🙂 )

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