If you’re looking forward to the weekend so you can sleep in, there’s good news – it might save your life!
A new study found people who slept an hour longer on weekends versus weekdays had lower rates of heart disease. Heart attack and stroke risk decreased compared to those who woke up at their normal waking hours. This was especially true for those who slept less than 6 hours a night during the work week.
However, this won’t apply if you do get enough sleep during the week. In that case, sticking with your normal schedule was better for your health.
So, if you’re up late tonight working on a presentation for tomorrow, sleeping in on Saturday may be exactly what you need.
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