Though there's a general time frame that's widely considered "bedtime" for adults, we all have completely different sleep preferences because we all have completely different personalities. And, two are more linked than you might think: If you've participated in a Myers-Briggs personality classification test, you know that people's range of preferences and predilections is much more complex and multifaceted than a simple "night owl" or "morning person" labeling. In fact, the best way to tell what time you should go to bed is to look at your personality type. Yes, really: you should decide the time you go to sleep based on your Myers-Briggs type. That way, you know that you're doing what's right for the person you really are, not just the schedule you're used to.
In a recent survey administered by Mattress Advisor, all personality types alike were asked questions about their sleep routines. What the survey concluded was that personality types related to the ways in which people regarded their sleep. The survey revealed that extroverts, on average, were doing more before bed, and going to bed later. The survey also went further and looked at people who are lead by sensing and intuition to find that people lead by intuition were less likely to spend time winding down, while people lead by sensing had more drawn-out routines. As for thinking vs. feeling, feeling personality types took baths, watched TV, and drank more tea before bed. And lastly, judging vs. perceiving personality types, perceiving personality types were more likely to try any winding down method before bed and take the longest time for pre-bed rituals.
But how do things work the other way around? Rather than learning about your sleep habits from looking at data about your personality type, why not base your sleeping schedule off the less obvious needs off how your personality type influences you? Here I've put together some rough bed times that each personality type should consider. The times are less based on what's expected of the type, and more about what will work best for the type.