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Good news for people who like to sleep in on the weekends

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Calah Alexander - published on 05/28/18

Contrary to general wisdom, research now shows you can make up for a sleep deficit.

Listen, and hear me: those of you who use your weekends for a much-needed crash-n-burn snoozefest, you’re doing it right.

Contrary to general wisdom, it is actually possible to catch up on lost sleep. Elite Daily reports that using your weekend to right the wrongs of scanty sleep during the week can pretty much level the playing field when it comes to the link between sleep and mortality.

In other words, this study, which was done at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University in Sweden, looked at how someone’s sleep schedule affects how long they’ll live. The researchers examined data from more than 43,000 adults, which was first collected in 1997, and then they compared that data with Sweden’s national death register to check on the status of these individuals.
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