A new study has looked at a common, but often overlooked, reason behind sleep deprivation. The results showed that people fail to get a good night's rest simply because they keep putting off going to bed, a phenomenon the researchers dubbed bedtime procrastination. The researchers were particularly interested in the psychological profile behind bedtime procrastination. Why do people not have an early night when they know it is good for them?
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Battling with sleep deprivation
The researchers from Utrecht University have studied the link between procrastination and sleep deprivation before. In a recently published study they interviewed 200 volunteers on procrastination, self-discipline and general lifestyle.