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bed +‎ time



bedtime ‎(plural bedtimes)

  1. The time or hour at which one typically retires to bed in order to sleep.
    • 2004, Vartan Gregorian, The Road to Home: My Life and Times (page 55)
      I read every evening, sometimes late into the night, with the help of kerosene lamps, often secretly, past my bedtime.
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, “Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34: 
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.

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