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Bedtime procrastination

Concept: Bedtime Procrastination – Origin: – Revenge prefix added in China in late 2010s – Term ‘bedtime procrastination’ popularized in 2014 – Writer Daphne K. […]

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Concept: Bedtime Procrastination

– Origin:
– Revenge prefix added in China in late 2010s
– Term ‘bedtime procrastination’ popularized in 2014
– Writer Daphne K. Lee introduced ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’
– Defined as going to bed later than planned
– Linked to regaining control over nighttime

– Causes:
– Distractions in the 21st century contribute to delaying sleep
– Smartphone addiction leads to bedtime procrastination
– Statistics show disturbed sleep patterns are common
– COVID-19 increased sleeping problems by 40%
– Boredom and low self-regulation are factors in bedtime procrastination

– Signs and Symptoms:
– Leads to decreased overall sleep time
– No reason for staying up late distinguishes bedtime procrastination
– Impact of loss of sleep is disregarded by individuals
– Higher cell-phone addiction linked to bedtime procrastination
– Sleep procrastination due to failures in self-control

Concept: Psychological Influences of Bedtime Procrastination

– Bedtime procrastinators engage in more activities before bed
– People who stay up late report more depression and anxiety symptoms
– Perception of time associated with bedtime procrastination
– Bedtime procrastination leads to negative health outcomes
– Women, students, and night owls are prone to bedtime procrastination

Concept: Consequences of Bedtime Procrastination

– Linked to poor sleep quality and duration
– Results in poor self-regulation and willpower loss
– Associated with increased fatigue throughout the day
– Can lead to negative health outcomes
– Greater bedtime procrastination associated with poorer sleep quality

Concept: Prevention and Interventions for Bedtime Procrastination

– Media interventions target reducing media use for better sleep
– Self-control strategies can help combat bedtime procrastination
– Proper sleep is crucial for physical and mental health
– Ways to prevent procrastination include turning off devices before bed
– Establishing a bedtime routine and avoiding caffeine can aid in preventing procrastination

Concept: Effects and Research on Bedtime Procrastination

– Lack of sleep leads to grogginess, lack of concentration, and mood swings
– Long-term consequences of insufficient sleep can impact health
– Smartphone addiction can lead to bedtime procrastination
– Boredom can also contribute to bedtime procrastination
– Studies explore correlations between bedtime procrastination and sleep outcomes

Bedtime procrastination (Wikipedia)

Bedtime procrastination is a psychological phenomenon that involves needlessly and voluntarily delaying going to bed, despite foreseeably being worse off as a result. Bedtime procrastination can occur due to losing track of time, or as an attempt to enjoy control over the nighttime due to a perceived lack of control over the events of the daytime; this latter phenomenon has recently been called revenge bedtime procrastination, a term which originated on the Chinese social media platform Weibo in 2014.

Artist's impression of a woman using her smartphone late at night

Bedtime procrastination has been linked to shorter sleep duration, poorer sleep quality and higher fatigue during the day. One of the main factors in bedtime procrastination is human behaviour.

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