Revenge Bedtime Procrastination
What is it?
The hours you spend staying up late even when you know you should be sleeping, “just because”. It isn’t because you have something important to do – you just don’t want to end the day.
Why do we do it?
We try to compensate mentally for time lost to daytime duties. Due to distractions, busy schedules, or a lack of discipline, we often fail to make time for the things we enjoy, resulting in a fear of not maximising our day as bedtime approaches.
How to fix it:
It comes down to prioritising me-time and practising good sleep hygiene
• Schedule time for hobbies and social media early in the evening – add a calendar reminder if that helps.
• Stick to a regular bedtime routine even on weekends.
• At bedtime, wind down with softer lighting to help your body produce melatonin (the sleep hormone).
• Keep your phone away from the bed. Instead, read a book to tire your eyes and mind.