SLEEP MORE AND LIVE LONGER
• THAT weekend lie-in you just enjoyed might compensate for lack of sleep during the week, according to new research. • A 13-year study of more than 43,000 people in Sweden found that regularly sleeping five hours or less increased people’s chances of dying by 65pc, compared to those sleeping around seven hours. • However, there was no increased risk among people who slept five hours or less on weekdays — but for seven or more hours at weekends, suggesting the weekend lie-in might make up for lack of sleep during the week. • Researchers calculated that people with constantly short sleep died approximately eight months earlier, than those constantly sleeping six to seven hours.