Researchers say they may have identified a brand new sleep disorder, and it has more to do with not wanting to go to sleep than not being able to.
Most people diagnosed with a sleep issue have problems going to sleep or staying asleep. But, a team at Utrecht University in the Netherlands say the sleep disorder they call “Sleep Procrastination” is just a poor choice. They define this new disorder as, “failing to go to bed at the intended time, while no external circumstances prevent a person from doing so.”
In plain English, Sleep Procrastination happens when you know it’s time to go to sleep, you’re tired, but you have to watch another episode of your favorite program or read one more chapter in your book. Before you know it, it’s 1 a.m. and you’re not going to get near enough sleep because you have to wake up for work at 7 a.m.
So, how do you avoid it? Here are some SleepBetter tips:
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