Newly Discovered ‘Perfect’ Bedtime Is a Joke for Most of Us

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Daylight savings robbed you of an hour this weekend? All the more reason to hit the hay earlier tonight. And there's another -- wellness expert Shawn Stevenson has discovered the perfect bedtime, the magical window for the ultimate beauty sleep. And well ... it's hopelessly unrealistic.

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According to Stevenson, your ideal bedtime is 10:00 p.m. -- with a wake-up time of 6:00 a.m.

I've got the wake-up time down most mornings. But that 10:00 bedtime? THAT IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA! I should try it sometime. Just as soon as I have an empty nest and servants.

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In fact, I attempt to go to sleep at 10:00 p.m. every single evening. Most nights it's Mission Impossible. Let's count the many reasons why.

First there's my job. Once I finally manage to tear myself away from the last post of the day ...

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There is my 45-minute to an hour-long commute home with these people.

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So I can come home and greet MY people.

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I like to get ALL OF US into our pajamas as soon as possible.

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There's the daily emotional outburst to deal with.

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Before I prepare a meal for my family.

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And then I need to pick up the place. Not a lot, just enough so that I function the next day.

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Now time for goodnight kisses and lights out. No really, now. NOW. I mean it, GO TO BED!

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Of course, it's not over once I make it into bed.

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But hey, 10:00 bedtime? I will see you someday. Oh yes. I will make you happen. One. Day.

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What time do you usually make it to bed?

 

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