bedtime (plural bedtimes)
- The time or hour at which one 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”, in 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.
time when one goes to bed to sleep