Sleep­ing in ups vi­tal­ity by 65%

First For Women - - Health -

In a study of 43,880 adults at Texas A&M Uni­ver­sity in Col­lege Sta­tion, sub­jects who skimped on sleep dur­ing the week (av­er­ag­ing just five hours a night) but then slept in on week­ends (av­er­ag­ing nine hours a night) were 65% more likely to re­main healthy dur­ing the 13-year study pe­riod than those who didn’t catch ex­tra week­end Zzzs. What’s more, peo­ple who caught up on sleep dur­ing the week­ends were just as healthy as those who logged seven-hour snooze ses­sions ev­ery night of the week. The sci­en­tists posit that sleep­ing late on week­ends mit­i­gates the health com­pli­ca­tions that arise from a lack of sleep.

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