Irish Independent - Health & Living - - UPDATE -

• 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.

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