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What is ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’?

This video is meant to expand your general knowledge about living a healthy life and is NOT a substitute for seeking medical advice. Please consult with your doctor before making changes in your health practices, diet and self-care.

In this video, therapist Kati Morton elaborates on the self-destructive trend of so-called ‘revenge bedtime procrastination’. This refers to sacrificing sleep for leisure time, driven by a schedule starved for free time.

For people in high-stress jobs that take up the bulk of their day, revenge bedtime procrastination is a way of experiencing a few hours of entertainment, even though it results in insufficient sleep. Unfortunately, over time this can lead to serious sleep deprivation, taking a grave toll on mental, physical and emotional health.

Sleep procrastination is still an emerging concept in sleep science. As a result, there are ongoing debates about the psychology behind this voluntary sleep reduction.

The best remedy for sleep procrastination is healthy sleep hygiene, which involves creating good sleep habits and an environment conducive to sleep.

Read more about revenge bedtime procrastination here.

View the original video here.

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