Face It, You’re a Bedtime Procrastinator

I knew it that coffee is not to blame why I postpone sleep that is my second favorite thing to coffee. It can’t be insomnia. So researchers have given my little bedtime fiasco a name: sleep procrastination. ..”because there’s never enough time during the day to get all your procrastinating done.”


It probably goes without saying that you’re super busy most days. So busy, in fact, that by the time you’re ready for bed, you feel like a zombie. But if you’re like a lot of people, it’ll be a while before your face actually hits the pillow and you drift off into dreamland. After all, you still need to Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, call your Mom and play with your cat before you hit the hay.

Now researchers have a name for your conundrum: bedtime procrastination. A recent study from Frontiers in Psychology found that the phenomenon, which the authors define as “failing to go to bed at the intended time, while no external circumstances prevent a person from doing so,” was related to insufficient sleep. Using an online survey to study 177 people, researchers in the Netherlands found that bedtime procrastinators put off sleep not because they wanted to stay…

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Author: Acey

I bleed coffee.

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