Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Part I What Is It?

Updated: Oct 14

By: Shawne Poplar, MA LPC Licensed Professional Counselor

Poplar Counseling & Wellness

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What Is It:

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination is the tendency for some to use early mornings or late nights to complete fun activities, hobbies, or watch entertainment. Although negative consequences may become evident, they often have difficulty understanding the root cause and adjusting their behavior.


In most cases, the root causes of revenge bed-time procrastination are:

  • Feeling burdened by responsibilities

  • Lack of hobbies or entertainment at other times of the day

  • Feeling overworked

  • The need for more self- care practices throughout the week


Health Implications:

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination can cause an increase in exhaustion, irritability, and a decrease in concentration and work/ academic performance.


Get Help:

Every situation is different, but those dealing with Revenge Bedtime Procrastination often need assistance with prioritization, time- management, and problem-solving.


Contact Poplar Counseling & Wellness for more details!

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