Working At 2 AM: The Pros and Cons

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Everyone works in their own way, and sometimes people even go so far as staying up until two, or even three in the morning to get their work done. At the same time, there are people who believe that this is absolutely an unhealthy lifestyle. Sleep evangelists who swear by a good night’s sleep will argue that staying that late is unhealthy. So which mentality is correct? Here are the pros and cons to working that late.

The Workaholic’s Lifestyle

It’s common in this day and age to adopt the “workaholic’s” mindset. This essentially means that the person operates on a results-based model, ensuring that they get done what they need to get done, no matter the cost. The “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” mentality kicks in, and if they need to stay up till 4 AM to do it, so be it!

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

While there’s something invigorating and spontaneous about the previous approach, you’re also sacrificing a lot in the process. Doctors argue that every adult needs at least seven hours of sleep a night, and if you subscribe to that idea, then you agree that staying up late to get work done is absolutely unhealthy. If you’re doing it every night, this could create a bad routine that can affect you down the line.