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Sleeping In On Weekends Might Prevent Early Death

Sleeping In On Weekends Might Prevent Early Death

Average sleep duration at weekends and the percentage of those saying they did not feel rested at waking, did fall with age.

Researchers at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute - which is Sweden's most acclaimed medical university - have published a new study that links sleeping in on the weekend to living a regular lifespan.

Good news if you were able to slip in some extra Zs this Memorial Day Weekend: A new, 13-year study of sleep habits finds that sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life.

Epidemiologists who spoke with The Washington Post described the result as a plausible finding, if not a statistically robust one, that deserves more investigation. Weekend snoozers, the data showed, live just as long as those who slept enough during the week.

A superior metaphor, he said, is a diet.

The study considered factors such as sex, weight, physical activity, smoking, stress at work.

The researchers also came to the surprising conclusion that regularly having more than eight hours a sleep a night could also be connected with a higher mortality rate.

The lead study author was keen to explain that getting seven hours a night is not a hard and fast rule; some people might need more and others less. Short sleepers slept for less than five hours per night. He thinks a lot of people may relate to sleeping less during the week and, at the very least, may want to have an excuse for sleeping in on our days off. That was compared to those who slept seven hours a night. "This suggests that short weekday sleep may be compensated for during the weekend, and that this has implications for mortality".

This study relied on people to describe their own sleep habits, which can generate a "mish-mosh", in Lauderdale's view, of "accurate and less accurate information".

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