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Sleeping In On Weekends Can Seriously Hurt Your Health

Wtih our schedule on THE MORNING BULL, we usually try to sleep in on the weekends.  But it might be time to rethink that!

Going to bed and waking up later on the weekends can raise your chances of getting heart disease, according to a new study.

Scientists have even quantified the risk: concluding that each hour of going to bed later than normal is associated with an 11% increase. This adds weight to previous research linking heart disease and what experts call ‘social jet lag,’ or having different sleep patterns on the weekends than during the work week.

The findings also confirmed a link between a change in sleeping routine and feeling more tired and moody, which is well-documented. Sleeping in was also found to have no health benefits if you went to bed later than usual. “These results indicate that sleep regularity, beyond sleep duration alone, plays a significant role in our health,” said the lead author.

Do you have different sleep patterns on the weekend – or with school out?

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