People go to bed late because they are afraid of death

Almost all of us like to sleep in the morning, but herein the evenings no one rushes to bed. In the material about increasing the duration of sleep in adolescents, we mentioned that young people of school age do their homework at night and sit on social networks. Adults, according to the results of a study published in the scientific journal The Journal of General Psychology, do not want to go to bed early due to fear of death. The fact is that in a dream people are not in a conscious state, but awareness, in fact, is life. Thus, many people themselves, without noticing it, want to stay longer in awareness and therefore go to bed later than the rest.

Subconsciously, people think that by spending less time sleeping, they live longer

But really, people spend a lot of dreamstime. According to statistics, depending on the duration of his life, each person is in dreams from 15 to 30 years. During sleep, a person, in addition to gaining strength, practically does nothing useful - so why not give up sleep and improve your life? This is probably what our brains think, but putting off going to bed most people simply waste time. But late going to bed and not getting enough sleep in the morning, they deprive their body of extremely important rest for life.

Why do people sleep little?

This conclusion was made by researchers whoconducted a survey among 229 volunteers. In the course of scientific work, scientists found out how much the subjects are afraid of death and how well they sleep. Having collected the survey sheets, the researchers noticed a close relationship between statements like “I am worried about the inevitability of death” and “I go to bed later than I would like.” It is noteworthy that the same answers were mainly answered by men. Women are probably less afraid of death.

Fear of death is called thanatophobia

From all this we can conclude that those who are afraiddeaths, men try to spend less time sleeping and thereby free up more time on life itself. However, remember how many people you know who do something useful at night for their lives? Most likely not - most just run into the kitchen for a bite to eat or watch TV shows. So why not spend time on a night's rest and get enough sleep in the morning?

This is interesting: What will happen if you get enough sleep all the time?

Why does death not exist?

Solving the problem of fear of death is not sosimply. Perhaps someone will be reassured by the theory of the American scientist Robert Lants that people themselves invented death and that it really does not exist. He is sure that from childhood we identify with our bodies and therefore believe that if our heart and other organs stop working, it will mean that we are dead and we no longer exist. In fact, it may be that after a cardiac arrest, the human mind continues to live and simply moves to one of many parallel realities.

The theory of Robert Lanz is very interesting, so I recommend reading about it in our special material.

However, late retirement can not be explainednot only fear of death, but also the division of people into “owls” and “larks”. People from the first group prefer to get up early and go to bed early, but the second group - stay up late and get up late. Let's think together why some of us are in no hurry to go to bed in the evenings? You can share your observations in the comments or in our Telegram chat.

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