I've read some articles saying that it is important to go to bed before midnight. My nutritionist told me before that I need to go to bed earlier to allow my adrenals to heal. I also found this somewhere on Dr. Myhill's site and made a note of it:
Can anyone speak to this? I usually go to bed after midnight, get lousy sleep, but late in the day is usually when I feel my best so want to stay up. I've tried, but I never can seem to reset to a "normal" sleep schedule.
The average daily sleep requirement is nine hours, ideally taken between 9:30 pm and 6:30 am, i.e., during hours of darkness, but allow for more in the winter and less in the summer. An hour of sleep before midnight is worth two after – this is because human growth hormone is produced during the hours of sleep before midnight.