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Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life

Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life

However, they also found that people who slept for five or fewer hours during the work week and then increased the amount they slept during the weekends experienced the same levels of mortality as people who had healthy sleep schedules throughout the entire week. The performance of sleep-deprived individuals was no different among those who reported feeling alert and those who said they felt exhausted.

But a professor from the stress Research Institute at Stockholm University says perhaps short sleepers are catching up on some of the sleep they missed on the other days.

The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommends adults ages 18 to 60 sleep about seven hours per night.

Weekends are my saving grace - I wake up at 4 a.m. during the week, and I have zero qualms about sleeping until 10 on the weekends (or as late as my children allow). What is your average amount of sleep per week?

The team pointed out that they only assessed individuals aged 65 or under, not bearing the sleeping habits and mortality rates of those older in mind.

The study has its limitations, as participants were asked to recall their sleep patterns rather than being observed sleeping, but Åkerstedt has an idea about what might be driving this difference in mortality. For over-65s, no link was found between the hours slept and the risk of death. Whether that's going to bed at 8 on a Friday night, sleeping in till 11 on a Saturday morning, or snoozing in the subway on your way to meet friends, do it. Grab that sleep by the horns and don't let go - you may just live longer for it.

After a week of early starts, most people look forward to having a long lie-in on the weekend and it turns out that by doing so we're actually prolonging our life.

"It's like with your diet".


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