Original Article By: Liz Bonis
Summarized By: Neurobit
The American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of a good night's sleep as one of the eight essential steps to good health. However, the pandemic has caused many to develop a habit of “revenge bedtime procrastination.” This phenomenon is when individuals stay up late for leisure time at the expense of getting adequate rest.
Revenge bedtime procrastination can have serious negative impacts on overall health and well-being. The consequences of it include slower thinking, poorer memory, stress, anxiety, and irritability. Additionally, the long-term effects of this kind of sleep deprivation may include an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, a weakened immune system, hormone-related issues, depression, and anxiety.
To avoid the dangerous repercussions of sleep deprivation, Dr. Bruce Corser, the medical director of the Sleep Management Institute at Mayfield Brain & Spine, suggests fitting in leisure time earlier in the day rather than later to get adequate sleep. This way, "me time" won't come at the price of good health.
Bonis, L. (2023, January 23). Sleep specialists warn 'revenge bedtime procrastination' seriously impact your health. Local 12. Retrieved January 25, 2023, from https://local12.com/health/health-updates/sleep-schedule-revenge-bedtime-procrastination-health-problems-concerns-deprivation-covid-19-pandemic-fatigue-american-heart-association