Vice: Experts say there are more important things than putting yourself to bed at the “right time.”

According to sleep psychologist Deirdre Conroy, when exactly we hit the hay every night is not the most important factor to getting a full night’s sleep. In fact, putting yourself to bed at the “right time” can actually keep you awake longer if you aren’t tired. “I’d rather you go to bed later, in favor of winding down, than rushing and putting yourself to bed just because you think you should,” Conroy told VICE. “If it turns out that you end up going to bed at midnight, that’s not the worst thing because your body will be more prone to initiate sleep and you might even sleep better that night.”