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(Newser)   Science establishes new first-world problem: "bedtime procrastination"   (newser.com) divider line 17
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2014-06-11 03:26:00 PM  
4 votes:
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  
3 votes:
New? I've been doing it my whole life. These video games aren't going to beat themselves.
2014-06-11 04:17:39 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:58:15 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:48:48 PM  
2 votes:

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 03:43:46 PM  
2 votes:
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 03:38:01 PM  
2 votes:

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 12:52:27 PM  
2 votes:
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 06:17:53 PM  
1 votes:
I think subby forgot to mention he had to be in bed in 26 minutes.
2014-06-11 04:47:58 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:43:53 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:34:50 PM  
1 votes:
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No calvin and hobbes bedtime stories yet?
2014-06-11 04:17:23 PM  
1 votes:

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 04:07:39 PM  
1 votes:
Heh, I have wake-up procrastination.  It's especially bad in the winter.
2014-06-11 03:53:33 PM  
1 votes:
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 03:52:12 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:54:57 PM  
1 votes:
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