adhdreamy avatar
10 months ago

bedtime procrastination

every night i get suddenly inspired and full of energy at like, midnight, and i procrastinate going to sleep to spend more time doing random stuff. then the next day i can’t wake up on time, loose track of time and arrive late to work or whatever it is. i know that the way to fix it is by going to sleep at a regular hour, creating a routine, etc. but i’m also procrastinating to start doing those things

DistractMeNot avatar

Same here! 7 PM and suddenly I have the energy to stay awake and do stuff. Suddenly I’m able to deep clean some room, usually the kitchen, I cook for the next 3 days, I do the laundry even though it’s noisy, I decide to bake a cake a 2 AM, or pick up on delayed work… you name it, I end up going to bed at 5 AM… and still refusing to sleep, it’s like I need to stay awake for all the time I lost during the day… Then I am able to wake up at 8:30 by myself, don’t know how, and start working (from home). But literally I don’t have the energy to do anything else but this absurd routine. So I’m stuck in this loop and feel that I don’t have a life at all…

bubblesbling avatar

Sleeping is so boring!!

cksquirrel avatar

Yes. This. It’s so my truth as well. Why????? Why do I get randomly (and finally) motivated to do great things at like 11pm? I get so stuck, and so hopeless. I feel defeated.

rickrossnshit avatar

Dude this. Yes. It’s like the time between 10:00 and 2:00 are in 3x speed. Recently I have been actively trying to change my schedule because I have 8 Am classes but still end up going to sleep at 3/4 am. It is such a struggle because I know the toll it takes on my body but weirdly enough I am able to function totally fine and be productive on such low amount of sleep, it is when I then actually give my self rest when I feel absolutely horrible groggy and Zombified. I just learned that the term for it is poor sleep hygiene. I want to have more self discipline and tell myself to GTF to sleep but once that boost of energy comes i blink and it’s 5am and I need to be up in 2.5 hours. It completely screws me in the morning. I relate so hard to you and also am looking for any help on the matter! My mother calls it burning both sides of the candle lol which inevitably will make u burn out

moajune avatar

I can feel this- trying to improve my energy levels and bed time routines with this app called „rise sleep“ - it helps a lot because energy during the day has to do a lot with collected sleep debt over the last 14 days. So monitoring when you actually slept (even naps during the day count), preferably i combination with a smart watch but it isn’t obligatory- can help to get an overview and be more mindful of time slots during the day and how to spend them best. What is really a BIG factor- food intake (time and type of food- especially carbs and sugars) I recently got myself the book by Jessie Inchauspé, about glucose metabolism, when to est what- to regulate your mood and energy levels throughout the day and to improve your general well being and health over time

rainbowtoady avatar

Try having a treat for bed, I like to game a chill game for a little bit before sleep. Some games you can only play for a little bit

TayTayy417 avatar

This is so me, I feel the most energy I have is at 8pm and I want to do everything and anything but go to bed so I don’t actually go to sleep until 3-4am and then can’t function during the morning hours like a normal human being and it makes me feel like something is wrong with me…

moajune avatar

„Rise sleep“ app helps to get an overview on energy levels throughout the day, depending on sleep schedule- it gives reminders when to wind down, avoid blue light/wear filtering glasses or when energy levels are high to do mentally challenging tasks

Sifrayel avatar

Me too! Especially on days I didn't get enough "me time" to calm down and get real breaks.

anastasia1030 avatar

Omg, ME TOO!!! My sleep schedule is SO whack! I don’t feel any type of motivation until the sun goes down and I can’t help it. I thought I was the only one!

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