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A 16-year-old male asked:

i'm in high school.i need to get to bet by 8:00 pm to get 9hours of sleep.i find myself stating up until 11 pm. what can i do to get to bed on time ?

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Dr. Brendan Rice
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Good sleep hygiene: Many of us in the medical profession are chronic offenders of that, so you aren't alone. :) what we advise is good "sleep hygiene, " meaning not watching tv right before bed, not exercising within a couple hours, only using the bedroom for sleep and not for tv/computer/etc., not eating right before sleep, avoiding caffeine, etc. Sometimes medications can help as a last resort. Best of luck!

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Could it be ok to eat dinner at 9:30 pm and i sleep at 12 am ?

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Depends on your: Schedule. If this fits your specific schedule, then yes, as long as you get eight hours of sleep and adjust accordingly. If you have weight issues, i would recommend eating earlier still.

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