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(Newser)   Science establishes new first-world problem: "bedtime procrastination"   (newser.com) divider line 72
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2014-06-11 12:52:27 PM  
I used to get stuck in these cycles then I stopped caring about what happens on the internet when I'm not here.
 
2014-06-11 12:54:21 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I used to get stuck in these cycles then I stopped caring about what happens on the internet when I'm not here.


I cannot seriously believe that you remain unconcerned when someone is wrong on the Internet.
 
2014-06-11 12:54:57 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-06-11 03:26:00 PM  
Researchers are describing "bedtime procrastination," which "may be a relatively modern phenomenon."


Yeah well, when your entertainment options were pretty much sit in the dark or light a candle and read the Bible again, there wasn't much reason to procrastinate.
 
2014-06-11 03:36:15 PM  
New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.
 
2014-06-11 03:38:01 PM  

cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.


This. I suspect many adult Farkers have been doing this for decades. I know I have.
 
2014-06-11 03:38:58 PM  

cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.

That clown isn't going to punch itself.
 
2014-06-11 03:38:59 PM  

cgraves67: These video games aren't going to beat themselves.


neither will the weener
 
2014-06-11 03:39:22 PM  
My bedtime begins when the beer runs out.
 
2014-06-11 03:40:04 PM  
I need to need sleep less. There is too much to do.

And I don't even have a wife and kids. You people are nuts.
 
2014-06-11 03:40:15 PM  
I installed a projector in my bedroom.  It doesn't keep me awake, but rather gets me to bed earlier.

Put it in 1hr sleep mode and it's lights-out Edno.
 
2014-06-11 03:41:22 PM  
Seems to be a personal problem that some folks are prone to having. Started for me as soon as I was old enough to read books, then got worse once the first computers came into the house in '83. Never got any better since then.
 
2014-06-11 03:43:46 PM  
FTFA "An expert tip: 'Keep a schedule for yourself and stick to it. If you can't fit in all of your fun daytime activities before your scheduled bedtime, then take comfort in knowing you'll be alert and well-rested the next day to experience them.'"

Daytime activities don't exist when you spend most of daytime at work.
 
2014-06-11 03:44:20 PM  
So this is how dutch scientists use their time.
 
2014-06-11 03:44:51 PM  
I stick to my schedule to the millisecond. I hope I can finish this post before it's tim
 
2014-06-11 03:45:15 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: I used to get stuck in these cycles then I stopped caring about what happens on the internet when I'm not here.


A decade ago, my 15 day post count was around 450. These days I'm around 1/10th of that.
 
2014-06-11 03:48:01 PM  

uncleacid: My bedtime begins when the beer runs out.


Me too, but unfortunately I bought a kegerator...
 
2014-06-11 03:48:48 PM  

rwdavis: FTFA "An expert tip: 'Keep a schedule for yourself and stick to it. If you can't fit in all of your fun daytime activities before your scheduled bedtime, then take comfort in knowing you'll be alert and well-rested the next day to experience them.'"

Daytime activities don't exist when you spend most of daytime at work.


Ding ding ding

If I went to bed at the time I would prefer, I would most certainly not be well rested and alert the next day when I experience the things I want to do. I would be well rested and alert for work and do absolutely nothing that I want to do.

There'll be time to sleep when I'm dead.

/Which will be approximately 10 years sooner than it would otherwise due to lack of sleep.
 
2014-06-11 03:49:56 PM  
It is definitely a first world problem, as without electricity, TV, computers and the internet why the hell would you stay up after dark?
 
2014-06-11 03:51:35 PM  
The main problem is I became an adult in all official respects.
 
2014-06-11 03:52:12 PM  

Shahab: It is definitely a first world problem, as without electricity, TV, computers and the internet why the hell would you stay up after dark?


Son, I think it is time for us to talk about where babies come from.
 
2014-06-11 03:53:33 PM  
This isn't new. Can anyone here not remember doing it as a kid, or at least pleading with parents to stay up late? Some of us just need a bit of self discipline.

Perhaps it was rare before the 20th century created so many reasons to stay awake so late after dark.
 
2014-06-11 03:54:41 PM  
I inherited my procrastination from my mother. She swears she hasn't gotten around to giving it to me yet.
 
2014-06-11 03:55:32 PM  
For a while it was Art Bell keeping me up late. Later with George Noory, it's FARK keeping me up late if Noory's guest is ridiculous and Noory is all uh huh of course what about 2012 when the calendar runs out.
 
2014-06-11 03:56:55 PM  

ikanreed: The main problem is I became an adult in all official respects.


Allie said it first, and better.
 
2014-06-11 03:58:15 PM  

JackieRabbit: Shahab: It is definitely a first world problem, as without electricity, TV, computers and the internet why the hell would you stay up after dark?

Son, I think it is time for us to talk about where babies come from.


Seriously. Why do think there were so many of them on the farm? It wasn't because Maw and Paw were such lookers. It was because they were bored!mellick-history.com
 
2014-06-11 04:00:02 PM  

Shahab: It is definitely a first world problem, as without electricity, TV, computers and the internet why the hell would you stay up after dark?


Them gazelle ain't gonna hunt themselves.
 
2014-06-11 04:02:12 PM  
20 years ago with my kids i would call it "delay of game"
then lights out no games...
 
2014-06-11 04:02:56 PM  
Just one more turn.
 
2014-06-11 04:04:16 PM  
This story had the Stupid tag.

Bed time is stupid.
 
2014-06-11 04:07:39 PM  
Heh, I have wake-up procrastination.  It's especially bad in the winter.
 
2014-06-11 04:07:43 PM  
For about 4 years I had real bad insomnia, now I get about 5-7 hours of sleep and I love it. When I start to feel tired I sleep, on weekdays I get to bed 10-11pm and its funny seeing all the tired people at work the next day.
 
2014-06-11 04:07:46 PM  

Jument: cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.

This. I suspect many adult Farkers have been doing this for decades. I know I have.


I too have been beating myself for decades.
 
2014-06-11 04:10:45 PM  
This is a fake news site.
 
2014-06-11 04:11:55 PM  
Toddlers all over the world contributed to the development...
 
2014-06-11 04:12:26 PM  

BenJammin: This is a fake news site.


I was going to say that later.
 
2014-06-11 04:13:01 PM  

The universe is laughing behind your back: Seems to be a personal problem that some folks are prone to having. Started for me as soon as I was old enough to read books, then got worse once the first computers came into the house in '83. Never got any better since then.


That's a very good point. I had a computer in the house in my teen years but even before that I would often read until the wee hours. For some reason my brain craves simulation in the late evening even if I have been feeling tired all day.
 
2014-06-11 04:17:23 PM  

cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.


I was doing this in a world before video games.

"Five more minutes, mom! Please????"
"But I just want to finish this chapter!"
"But there's a really good show coming on!!!"
"All the other kids get to stay up later!"

To improve self discipline, a person should do two things they dislike each day. For me, it's always been going to bed at night and getting up in the morning.

/The only time I ever didn't fight bedtime or getting up was when I worked second shift
 
2014-06-11 04:17:39 PM  
As a fellow sufferer, I'd really love to know what this is all about.  Most times I am absolutely incapable of going to bed before midnight, even if I have nothing to do.  And there are plenty of times I stay up well past midnight with nothing to do.  I agree that this is a post-electricity problem since, pre-electricity, it had to have been hard to find things to do while staying up past sundown with only one candle that has to last you a whole month and you really need in order to find your way to the outhouse or avoid putting your foot into the chamberpot.  Now, bedtime procrastination is just a light-switch, or tv-remote-click away.  And I'm fully conscious of what I'm doing.  Usually I have great self-control so I don't think it's about that.

Yeah, it's a first-world problem... but that doesn't mean it isn't a problem.
 
2014-06-11 04:18:51 PM  

rwdavis: FTFA "An expert tip: 'Keep a schedule for yourself and stick to it. If you can't fit in all of your fun daytime activities before your scheduled bedtime, then take comfort in knowing you'll be alert and well-rested the next day to experience them.'"

Daytime activities don't exist when you spend most of daytime at work.


I leave for work at 8am, get home at 530pm, eat dinner, play with my daughter, and put her to bed by 9pm. My wife and I then clean up the house, and spend an hour or so together before she passes out.

When the fark else am I going to watch 3 episodes of Supernatural? I am only on season 3.

So 4+ days a week I pass out at 1am, and get back up at 7. Working really screws up my enjoyment of life.
 
2014-06-11 04:19:29 PM  

cyberspacedout: This isn't new. Can anyone here not remember doing it as a kid, or at least pleading with parents to stay up late? Some of us just need a bit of self discipline.

Perhaps it was rare before the 20th century created so many reasons to stay awake so late after dark.


Kinda of. It was the Industrial Revolution and artificial light (street lamps, etc).
 
2014-06-11 04:21:55 PM  

Jument: cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.

This. I suspect many adult Farkers have been doing this for decades. I know I have.


3.4 decades for me, minus that short period at the beginning of my life before I started playing.
 
2014-06-11 04:32:35 PM  
This is totally me and has been me for ~20 years, heh.
 
2014-06-11 04:34:50 PM  
img.fark.net

No calvin and hobbes bedtime stories yet?
 
2014-06-11 04:43:53 PM  
As a child I despised the early bedtime, thusly, as an adult I manage to stay up to at least 11:30p.  Alas, there is no more Carson monologue, just an HD wasteland.
 
2014-06-11 04:45:06 PM  

xkillyourfacex: So this is how dutch scientists use their time.


They've already invented the rudder and the oven. They needed a new challenge.
 
2014-06-11 04:46:03 PM  
I'm 45 and I still have this trouble.  But only sometimes.

Most nights, when I feel tired, I go to bed.
But if I have a project going on (whether personal or freelance stuff), I don't get much of a chance to work on it until everyone else goes to sleep.  So I find mself chugging away at it at like 10:00.  And there always seems to be one more thing I can get done, just one more, and then I can go to bed.  Sometimes I look at the clock and realize it's after midnight and go, DAMMIT!!!
 
2014-06-11 04:47:58 PM  

Jument: cgraves67: New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.

This. I suspect many adult Farkers have been doing this for decades. I know I have.


FTA: "If you can't fit in all of your fun daytime activities before your scheduled bedtime, then take comfort in knowing you'll be alert and well-rested the next day to experience them."

Yeah, Fark that. I've got waaaay to many alternate realities to fight a war / fly spaceships / solve ancient puzzles / defeat the evil autocracy / slay dragons in to bother with sleep.
 
2014-06-11 04:48:36 PM  
I do find that as I age, if I'm not worn out physically, I can still function normally on less and less sleep, so there's that, which is good.

The trick is to not try to force yourself to go back to sleep.  Just deal with it, and catch up later.
 
2014-06-11 04:48:53 PM  

roc6783: rwdavis: FTFA "An expert tip: 'Keep a schedule for yourself and stick to it. If you can't fit in all of your fun daytime activities before your scheduled bedtime, then take comfort in knowing you'll be alert and well-rested the next day to experience them.'"

Daytime activities don't exist when you spend most of daytime at work.

I leave for work at 8am, get home at 530pm, eat dinner, play with my daughter, and put her to bed by 9pm. My wife and I then clean up the house, and spend an hour or so together before she passes out.

When the fark else am I going to watch 3 episodes of Supernatural? I am only on season 3.

So 4+ days a week I pass out at 1am, and get back up at 7. Working really screws up my enjoyment of life.


Me?  Is that you?

/My kids go down at 8.
//Not just Supernatural
///Season 2
 
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