Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death
We’re all prone to a long lie-in on the weekends, especially when we’ve spent the week getting crummy sleep.
That’s a habit which could turn out to be beneficial. According to a study by Swedish and U.S. researchers, people under the age of 65 who get less than five hours sleep on the weekend had an increased risk of death.
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The study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, was based on data from more than 30,000 subjects followed over a 13-year period.
Why a longer snooze on the weekend might be better
For those who only manage to get less than five hours of shut eye throughout the week, but then have a longer snooze on the weekends, there was no heightened mortality risk. Read more…More about Science, Health, Sleep, Sleeping, and Science
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