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.


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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