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Bedtime procrastination: a self-regulation perspective on sleep insufficiency in the general population

By Floor Kroese, Catharine Evers, Marieke Adriaanse and Denise de Ridder


Getting insufficient sleep has serious consequences in terms of mental and physical health. The current study is the first to approach insufficient sleep from a self-regulation perspective by investigating the phenomenon of bedtime procrastination: going to bed later than intended, without having external reasons for doing so. Data from a representative sample of Dutch adults (N = 2431) revealed that a large proportion of the general population experiences getting insufficient sleep and regularly goes to bed later than they would like to. Most importantly, a relationship between self-regulation and experienced insufficient sleep was found, which was mediated by bedtime procrastination

Topics: community health psychology, health, health behavior, lifestyle, psychology, well-being, Taverne
Year: 2016
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