Weekend lie-ins not enough to recover from sleep loss, study finds

08:49 (GMT+2) Sat, 02 Mar 2019

Having a good lie-in at the weekend might not make up for sleep loss during the working week, research suggests.

Scientists have previously found that a lack of sleep increases the risk of obesity and diabetes. However, it was not clear whether sleeping more on the weekend could balance the books and prevent such an uptick.

Now researchers say the signs are that it does not. Even if people have lie-ins at the weekend after a busy week, they found any benefits are transient, and that by the middle of another working week the body’s metabolism is just as disrupted, if not more so, than if they had not slept in.More here


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