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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

Published Friday Jun 25, 2021

Author Beth Teitell, Globe Staff

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

It’s the hottest bad habit going. The kids on TikTok are all over it. So are suburban moms, Glamour magazine readers, and, in Revere, a grandfather named Michael Norton.

It’s called “revenge bedtime procrastination,” and it’s when you’re so desperate for time that belongs to you — and only you — that you stay up too late doing … whatever … even though you know you’ll be exhausted tomorrow.

Behind every episode of revenge bedtime procrastination is a story, and it typically involves a life that’s not quite in balance, a taskmaster (a boss, maybe, or a baby or even yourself), and a yearning for a sweet breath of joy before going to sleep and starting the whole schlep over.

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