“Bedtime procrastination comes in part from feeling like you can’t control your time,” says psychiatrists and sleep experts. Nishi Bhopal, MD, explanation for mbg. “Quiet hours at night are precious and are often the only time we have for ourselves.”
Plus, she adds, the pandemic has extended some people’s working hours (and thus cut down their free time), which may leave them wanting to stay up later. People who are not working during a pandemic may also be tempted to extend bedtime because they do not need to wake up early.
However, adhering to a consistent bedtime can improve overall sleep quality. So if procrastinating before bed is best for you, here are a few top tips.