Gen-Z is now going to bed at by 9pm so they can have nine hours sleep – with one NYC bar even holding New Year’s Eve countdown at 8pm so drinkers could be in bed by 11
People in Generation Z reported that they now go to bed by 9pm so they can get a full nine hours of sleep.
A New York City bar also tapped into the nocturnal trend when they held their recent New Year’s Eve countdown at 8pm so drinkers could be in bed by 11pm.
Those between the ages of 18 and 35 said they noticed a direct link between sleep and overall health when they get the right amount of sleep at night.
Emma Kraft, 19, and Madelyn Sugg, 25, both previously adopted nighttime routines and found it benefited their lives.
Joyface, a bar in the East Village decided to play into the growing trend and used to host dance parties and ‘matinees’.
“All of a sudden it’s so much cooler and more acceptable to go to bed early, and everyone has just adjusted,” Kraft said.
Emma Kraft, 19, said that she is in bed by 9.30pm every night and that her friends have been asked for help in changing their sleeping schedules
Joyface, a bar in the East Village decided to play in the growing trend and used to host dance parties and ‘matinees’
The Wall Street Journal reports that an analysis conducted by Sleep Number smart bed customers revealed that people between the ages of 18 and 34 went to bed by 10:06 PM on average in January of this year. Last year they were asleep by 10.18pm.
Kraft, a junior at the University of California, Berkley, said even though she slept in a crowded clubhouse full of 65 other women her sophomore year, she still made sure to get her sleep.
“For me, nothing good happens after 9 p.m.,” she told The Wall Street Journal.
Since changing her rewarding sleep schedule, where she sees herself in bed by 9:30 p.m. every night, Kraft said many of her friends have asked her for guidance on how they can do the same.
As they slept more, a recent study found that Gen-Z members chose to drink less than previous generations, according to Cleveland Clinic.
Although it is unclear why the generation enjoyed fewer drinks, Dr. Akhil Anand, an addiction psychiatrist said that there can be many factors that play into the decision.
For one, Generation Z could have picked up on the fact that alcohol is a depressant that can affect people’s mental health.
Dr. Anand said that there is a huge mental health crisis happening in the world right now and instead of drowning in alcohol to meet needs, Gen Z has ‘moved in a different direction’.
He also suggested that Gen-Z turned to smoking weed as a stress reduction method.
Alcohol-free lifestyles also go hand in hand with better sleep patterns, weight loss and increased energy.
Jennifer Shorr, the owner of Joyface said her bar has hosted four ‘matinees’ since October, all starting at 5pm.
Madelyn Sugg, 25, said that not only did she notice a change in her energy levels and overall sleep pattern, but she also managed to save money by not staying out until early in the morning.
Joyface owner Jennifer Shorr said that when the bar hosted an early New Year’s Eve party starting at 8 p.m., there was a waiting list of more than 200 people interested in going
Another girl, Madelyn Sugg, 25, started sleeping through the night earlier when she moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in November.
Sugg, who said she used to bar hop until the early hours of the morning went on to find happiness in the early evenings out.
“I was afraid of that feeling of FOMO or feeling like I was failing to build a community, but it actually turned out to be an improvement in all of these areas,” Sugg admitted.
The fictitious operations analyst said that she now prefers to have drinks with friends around 5pm every Thursday and to see a jazz show on Monday at 6pm.
As well as saving her a lot of stress, anxiety and fatigue from lack of sleep, Sugg also revealed that her bank account also benefited from the change as she managed to avoid the cost of midnight snacks and drinks .
Shorr said the 1970s-style bar hosted their 2024 countdown on New Year’s Eve at 8 p.m. and had a waiting list for the event with more than 200 people on it.
“We order pizza for everyone, it peaks at 8pm, then everyone can still be in bed by 11,” said the owner.
In August the New York Post reported that a survey found that Gen Z prioritized sleep so much that they did not complete other tasks before bed.
The study concluded that the generations are “most likely not to complete their nighttime routine” before bed, and that 68 percent of 2,000 adults surveyed fell asleep with their phone in hand.
The study also revealed that 53 percent did not brush their teeth before bed, while 47 percent ended up dozing off while still in their day clothes.