Go ahead, sleep in: Making up for lost hours of sleep over the weekend may help you live longer

Nicole Yi, POPSUGAR
May 28, 2018
By Nicole Yi, POPSUGAR
Go ahead, sleep in: Making up for lost hours of sleep over the weekend may help you live longer
Photo by Matheus Vinicius on Unsplash
Sleeping in when you need it isn't only a recommended form of self-care — science now says it could help extend your lifespan. According to a recent study conducted by Stockholm University's Stress Research Institute, those who don't get enough sleep during the week can actually make it up on the weekends and potentially live longer as a result.

Research found that those below the age of 65 who slept for an average of five hours or less on weekdays — and for a minimum of eight hours on weekends — had the same risk of death as participants who got six to seven hours of shut-eye each night. The key is making up for lost hours of sleep. | READ THE FULL STORY

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