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The Best Time to Go to Bed

I love sleep. So. Damn. Much.

And I know I’m not the only one. There’s just nothing better than waking up from a good night of sleep and feeling refreshed, energized and ready to go for the day. But what makes for a really good night of sleep? And is there a best time to go to bed and wake up to help give you that feeling? (Like, for me, getting up at 4:45 a.m. is easier and feels better than 6 a.m. — I swear. It’s weird, but it’s true. And makes this possible.)

The peeps at Basis did a little research on this whole best-time-to-go-to-bed thing and found some pretty interesting stuff. The company analyzed the sleep patterns of nearly 10,000 men and women nationwide over a three-month period to see who achieved the highest sleep quality score through its Advanced Sleep Analysis, which automatically detects bedtime, wake time, tossing and turning, interruptions and full-sleep-staging. And then they put the results in a cute ol’ infographic. (You know how much we love those. Research with pretty pictures, hooray!)


Fascinating, right? I totally didn’t expect the best time to go to bed to be that early. And the fact that female millennials stay up later on average than male millennials? Interesting. I would not have guessed that!

What time do you go to bed? I pretty much am always in bed by 9 p.m., but that’s mostly to do with the fact that Gwen isn’t exactly sleeping through the night yet. And I don’t think I could ever say no to a nap … Jenn

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