A woman's description went viral on Twitter as people realized how often they do it too!
Not many of us are aware of this term but there is something called revenge bedtime procrastination which according to sleepfoundation is: "'Revenge bedtime procrastination' describes the decision to sacrifice sleep for leisure time that is driven by a daily schedule lacking in free time. For people in high-stress jobs that take up the bulk of their day, revenge bedtime procrastination is a way to find a few hours of entertainment even though it results in insufficient sleep."
Speaking about this phenomenon, one woman recently went viral when she posted about this term and its effects and a lot of people realized that they may be affected similarly. This is what she wrote:
I’ve always found myself staying up late even if I was tired or had to get up early because I wanted more me time. I read up on it and it’s called revenge bedtime procrastination and people who are highly stressed do it gain a sense of control back in their life and spend their— mehole fartin (@abbiehive) April 14, 2021
time enjoyably because their school/work life doesn’t allow them too. I’ve been doing this my whole life so that’s how I’ve been doing lol— mehole fartin (@abbiehive) April 14, 2021
And as people realized they do it too, they started sharing their own experiences which were quite relatable!
This is super common with ADHD cos of all the time wasted/ misused through the day. Also people with ADHD tend to find waking up very difficult due to sleeping problems and difficulty making the decision to get up. So the day begins late, work finishes late, and the cycle repeats— Lord of the rats🐀 (@ALongsausage) April 14, 2021
Holy shit it has a name. A part of me has this weird thought process that "well if I go to sleep, the day will end and I'll have to start the new day and work again, but if I don't go to sleep the day will never end!"— josh guy (@joberlin27) April 14, 2021
Omg I relate to this so much! I'll literally sit for a couple of hours scrolling through my phone instead of going to sleep, and even if it want to it's like I can't physically bring myself to?— Luna Marina 🌙🌊♑ (@Harnar) April 14, 2021
The crazy thing is if you flipped this mindset by going to sleep early and waking up really early, you would have the time you’re talking about. Many days, I wake up at 3/4 AM and start my day. Even have time for a morning nap and breakfast before I have to tend to my obligations— AquaPrin ♒️ (@AllHailPrin) April 14, 2021
I’ve been doing this recently and then getting pissed off when I’m tired. I’m going to just turn off and go to sleep now I’ve read this and realise it’s just stress!— rsnick3 (@rsnick33) April 17, 2021
During lockdown my entire family is home at the same time so I don’t remember the last time I was properly alone to do whatever I wanted. Night time is the only time I’m actually by myself so I find myself extending it as much as possible— Becky :) (@beckyrmoore) April 14, 2021
I feel like I’ve always done this too. I put it that by the evening I would feel like I had everything sorted for that day, & so wanted to delay going to sleep because that basically meant the start of tomorrow. And tomorrow always means there’s another day you need to survive 😊— Richard Goldspink (@SilentRefusal) April 14, 2021
Well, do you feel the same way?
https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-hygiene/revenge-bedtime-procrastinationDisclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.