Ah, nothing beats the feeling of waking up from a long, refreshing sleep. But if that’s not the case for you, what’s keeping you up at night? Perhaps you had a long day and not enough time to do the things you enjoy. This might cause you to intentionally scroll on your phone for hours to get the satisfaction you desire. Does this sound like you? You might be engaging in ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’.
Revenge bedtime procrastination can be very tempting in the moment but frequent occurrences can leave you feeling tired and sleep-deprived. Not only that but it can even have negative effects on your physical and mental health. In this article, we dive into what exactly ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’ means, why we do it, and the consequences that come with it. Understanding this can help you recognize when you’re engaging in it and how to stop it from happening. Now, let’s stop procrastinating, and dive in!
What Is ‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’?
So what is ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’ anyway? It’s a term used to describe the decision to delay sleep for activities that offer more immediate enjoyment. It’s often driven by the lack of having free time during the day, and therefore is made up at night. However, it results in insufficient sleep.
Revenge bedtime procrastination can be very tempting, and may even help you feel more satisfied with your leisure time, but going to bed late and waking up early can have serious consequences. Later we’ll dive into those consequences but next, let’s explore the different forms of sleep procrastination and explore why we do it in the first place.