SLEEP IN ON YOUR DAYS OFF
You might not want to waste those precious days off by lazing around in bed, but if you want to live longer, science says you should consider snoozing through your alarm. After analysing the sleeping habits of more than 43,000 people, Swedish researchers found that if you’re under the age of 65 and regularly clock less than five hours’ sleep a night, your risk of premature death increases by 65 per cent. But here’s the good news: If you score a lie-in on your days off, this increased risk disappears.
Experts think this happens because catching up on lost ZZZs during the weekend may compensate for not snoozing during the week. But this isn’t your cue to nap the whole day away. Sleeping for more than nine hours can also increase your mortality risk, so try your best to stick to the sweet spot of seven hours instead.