Why You Should Definitely Sleep in on Weekends, According to a Major Swedish Study
Are long weekends and Sunday mornings in bed a weekly highlight for you?
Don't feel guilty -according to a Stockholm University study that looked at how a person’s age and average hourly sleep hours impacts his or hers chances of survival- you're good!
You can actually compensate by catching up on sleep during weekends, says Torbjörn Åkerstedt, a professor at the Center for Stress Research at Stockholm University, which conducted the study.
The study involved 43,000 people and it gathered that those aged 65 or under were the most affected by how much sleep they got. For instance, the researchers found that people who got less than 5 or more than 8 hours of sleep per night had a higher risk of death.
So, during weekends, you are doing yourself a beneficial health a service by curling up and catching some extra Zzz's.