Did YOU sleep in this morning?
Well, well, well, you’re in luck, because according to a new study, it means you’re expected to live longer!
Psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, the director of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, and his fellow researchers all come together to study the effects of sleeping on and published a study in the Journal of Sleep Research.
After tracking the sleeping habits of 38,000 people in Sweden over 13 years, they found that people under the age of 65 who slept five hours or less every night, all week long, did NOT live as long as people who regularly got seven hours a night.
However, those who made up for the lack of sleep during the week and had a good sleep in on the weekend, lived just as long as those who got seven hours each night!
So, it might be a good idea to catch up on all your missed sleep on the weekend if you have a hectic work week!!!
The researchers did make not that their conclusion was ‘tentative’ and you should be trying to get the right amount of sleep to help your health!
Do YOU feel like your weekend sleep-ins help you reboot after a long week?
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