Meet a term ‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ which is “a phenomenon in which people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to go to sleep early in order to regain some sense of freedom during late night hours.”

Sleeping Late Is an Underrated Form of Self-Care

It’s 10 PM and I have just changed into new clothes, made some noodles and a fresh cup of coffee, and jotted down a to-do list. It’s not that I have not done anything all day and need to catch up with work, more like I’ve been so busy that I never had time to do anything for myself. Until now.

I’ve been doing this for quite some time, purposely delaying sleep late into the night for some “me time,” and now a recent tweet has given me the vocabulary to express my nighttime habit: “Revenge Bedtime Procrastination.” Apparently, a Dutch university paper had coined the term “bedtime procrastination” in 2014 to explain how our lack of self-discipline results in us failing to go to bed at the intended time. When Chinese social media added the … Continue Reading (4 minute read)

10 thoughts on “Meet a term ‘Revenge Bedtime Procrastination’ which is “a phenomenon in which people who don’t have much control over their daytime life refuse to go to sleep early in order to regain some sense of freedom during late night hours.””

  1. Greycloak42

    I am guilty of this. I regularly stay up until around 2am.

  2. jliol

    Who are you and why are you studying me?

  3. MrSoloDolo111

    I just really like my alone time no matter how much I love someone. I need a break from people and staying up late helps me get that alone time in

  4. caulk-cogan

    So what is the opposite of this? For those of us who get up at 4am for free time before the day starts?

  5. renee872

    I did this alot as a teenager. Just staying up late for no particular reason. I know other teenagers do it too. I’d read magazines or do my hair or watch TV. Hardly anything rebellious.

  6. shiftdnb

    Well I’m glad I finally have a name for what I suffer from.

  7. zeiandren

    It feels weird to use the weird grammar but not mention it’s such an awkward phrase because it’s a chinese concept and it’s just a literal translation of 報復性熬夜

  8. thestrange1007

    Going to bed a.k.a admitting defeat.

  9. Seco4800

    This is me. Get home at 6pm. Not asleep until 1am. Up at 6. Repeat.

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