My son is 5 and goes to bed between 8 and 8:30 depending on how much he's dragging his heels and is out by 9. He's up at 6:30.
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DD#1 bedtime 9pm lightout by 10pm wakes somewhere between 8-9am ussually she is jsut shy of 9 years old
DD#2 bedtime between 6:30-8pm depending on when she napped and her cues (mostly the 6:30ish slot) still wakes a few tiems in the night up for the day around 6am.. 19 months
I think your children are close to the max you could expect them to sleep (and you are very lucky) ; perhaps you should print this out and leave it laying around
My children are early risers in general, no matter what time they went to bed (not unusual for small children), so we have had to take some measures so we get some sleep. They each have room darkening curtains--ds (7.5) has ADHD and problems getting/staying asleep so he had them first; we got them for dd (5) because she was getting up at the crack of dawn and we want to be able to sleep until 7am on weekends (Target has some less expensive, shorter, and "child friendly" colors, Walmart has some thicker, more expensive, but very good darkening curtains). Last night we put them to bed at 7pm because dd has a mild cold and ds was coughing a bit; ds was up around 5am and I woke dd up, though it was easier than normal. When I was little I would get up around 6am on the weekends.
Currently, we try to get them to bed by 7:30pm and they wake at 6am to get ready for school (leave with dh at 7:15am)--if I don't have dh to help (sick or doing homework) I usually can't herd them to bed until 8pm. Ds is ok with 10hrs sleep but I think dd could use 11hrs.
We don't believe in mornings.
DS (4.5yo) falls asleep between 9:30 and 11 most nights. He gets up between 8:30 and 10 most mornings, whenever I wake up.
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I cannot imagine getting my kids to bed that early. They would be up a lot earlier than 8am if I was able to get them to sleep that early.
DD (age 5) goes to bed at 8pm and is up around 6:30. On weekends when she can wake up whenever she wants it's usually 7 or 8am. Before starting a medication that makes her sleepy she had a really tough time going to bed before 9:30 or 10 but also a really hard time getting up to go to daycare. She would naturally sleep later, but would also naturally go to bed later too. I think her internal clock is set to a bit later schedule. Too bad our lifestyle cannot accommodate.
DS (age 8) goes to bed around 8:45 and wakes up at 5:30. We tried putting him to bed at the same time as his sister and he kept waking up at 4:30ish, so we had to move his bedtime later. DS has always always been an earlier riser. I can count a handful of times in his entire life (infant to now) when he has slept past 6am. It doesn't matter what time he went to bed he's up by 6:00.
It sounds to me like your kids are getting plenty of sleep and if the routine works for you I wouldn't worry too much. Sleeping until 8 sounds like luxury to me.
My 4 year old goes to bed between 7pm-8:30 pm..Just depends on whether she napped at preschool or not..But she gets up between 5:30-6am because I have to go to work.On Sundays she might sleep till 7am...She has never been a late sleeper like other kids but she has also had to get up early most of her life so I could go to work...