Saturday, 20 October, 2018

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Sleeping in saves lives Go Ahead and Sleep In This Weekend: New Study Says It'll Make You Live Longer
Marty Perkins | 29 May, 2018, 15:23

Your pets may be pestering you to get up and feed them, and your spouse may want you to get started on that honey-do list, but tell them you're sleeping in this weekend.

Mashable reports that the study analyzed data from over 30,000 different subjects for a period of 13 years, concluding that there's a higher risk of death for people under the age of 65 who sleep less than 5 hours on weekends. Now, there is hope in the form of a new research finding from Stockholm University's Stress Research Institute that compensating for missed sleep on the weekends really does work and can even lengthen your life.

Differences between weekend and weekday sleep were most pronounced at a young age. In the same age group, short sleep (or long sleep) on both weekdays and weekend showed increased mortality. They might sleep six hours or slightly less.

Lack of enough sleep can lead to serious health problems.

Previous studies have found a U?shaped relationship between mortality and (weekday) sleep duration.




However there is a higher mortality risk if a person is consistently getting less than five hours sleep or more than nine hours sleep, compared to people who are consistently sleeping around six to seven hours a night throughout the week.

It's not so much about being able to store up sleep, but he thinks short sleepers who are changing their habits on the weekends are making up for some of what they lost during the week.

Scientists in the Journal of Sleep Research conducted a study on the sleep patterns of adults.

Not in the new study.

Self-reporting is a "limitation but is not a fatal flaw", Grandner said. Torbjörn said it's probably because older people "get the sleep they need". "We live in a society that considers sleep unproductive". That's not a healthy approach - as our bodies are built to consume food and water, he pointed out, we are also built to sleep.

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