Do you have difficulties with insomnia? Is it hard to fall asleep? Have a look at your bedtime routines and tips on how to get sound sleep
A lot of people like to stay up late and there are many reasons for it. E.g. getting a chance to relax and unwind after a long day. This time may be spent scrolling through social media or watching Netflix for some people. Others like to enjoy the calm evening hours with some tea and a good book.
Regardless of your preferences, you are most likely not a stranger to the temptation that many people are faced with before bedtime. “Just one more episode” or “It’s not THAT late” are thoughts most of us are familiar with. Nevertheless, this prolonged activity often comes at the cost of some well-needed shuteye and hinders us from greeting the next day with a refreshed mind.
That being said, sometimes it may be preferable or even necessary to stay up late. E.g. When you are burning the midnight oil to finish an important project or when you want to enjoy some alone time.
The important part is that you consider the benefits of staying up. Try to weigh the pros and cons of these late-night activities. Are they habits that leave you tired and unmotivated throughout the coming day? If so, what can you do you avoid sacrificing too much of your sleep?
If you want help with planning a new bedtime then try out the tool: Reassessing bedtime.