Why most Egyptians sleep late

    Why most Egyptians sleep late

  • 1 It's part of the culture

    A normal part of the Egyptian culture is going to bed late. A typical Egyptian would hardly sleep before 12 am.

  • 2 To fit in

    As most people sleep late, it would be hard for a person to sleep early as he will have a hard time seeing his friends or fitting in.

  • 3 Shops close late

    Most shops, restaurants and coffee shops close their doors late after midnight. Many coffee shops work almost 24/7. See also why driving in the Egyptian streets is very stressful.

  • 4 Many people go late to work

    Many Egyptians go late to work every day. This fact encourages some people to sleep a bit late. 

  • 5 Interesting TV programs

    Many of the interesting TV programs Egyptians watch are displayed late at night.

  • 6 Egyptians hang out everyday

    Many Egyptians developed the habit of hanging out every day instead of just hanging out in the weekends. As a result of this habit, many of them arrive to their homes late. 

  • 7 Peer pressure

    People who sleep early are forced to conform to the widespread habit of sleeping late as a result of peer pressure. See how peer pressure affects people.

  • 8 They sleep for a few hours

    In order to adapt with the culture and to satisfy their needs, including the need of hanging out every day, many Egyptians learned to sleep for just a few hours.

  • 9 They are more flexible

    Part of the Egyptian culture is being flexible when it comes to time. An appointment given at 8 might actually refer to 8:30 or even 9. This cultural influence made many Egyptians more flexible when it comes to sleeping hours.

  • 10 They are rebellious

    Many Egyptians have a rebellious nature which forces them to break the rules. This rebellious nature might have contributed to the habit of sleeping late.

  • 11 They go home late

    Most Egyptians stay out until a late time and as a result they arrive to their homes late. This habit forces many of them to sleep late.