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Lie-in lovers, rejoice! It seems that a lazy morning in bed might just be what the doctored ordered.
New research from the Oxford Academic journal, Sleep, found that those who use weekends to catch up on their sleep had a lower body mass index than those who didn’t. Every hour of additional weekend sleep – that’s time spent sleeping beyond your usual weekday amount – lowered the BMI of the participants by approximately 0.12; a small but signi cant amount.
Of course, this isn’t an excuse to burn the candle at both ends during the week – sleep deprivation over just two nights can cause your mood to decline, food cravings to spike and energy levels to plummet. But if you end up not quite getting those eight hours a night, you can rest easy in the knowledge that a Sunday morning lie-in will get your body back to its best.