Sleeping In Could Improve Your Health

Health Alert: New research suggests taking extra time on the weekends to sleep in could benefit your overall health.

Posted: May 30, 2018 6:37 AM

HEALTH ALERT -- Don't feel guilty about sleeping in late on weekends. Researchers say getting more sleep on Saturday and Sunday morning may extend your life. That't according to a new study published in the journal of sleep research.

The findings are based on nearly 44,000 people in Sweden over a 13 year period. There's no clear-cut answer yet on why sleeping on weekends makes a difference. But a professor from the stress research institute at Stockholm University says perhaps the short sleepers are catching up on some of the sleep they missed on the other days. 

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