Good news for everybody, folks, according to Advocator, team of scientists has recently deliberated that sleeping late during weekends may help people live longer. Recently, the Journal of Sleep Research has issued Swedish study which concluded that healthy adults who sleep less than 5 hours during the weekends showed around 65% higher risk of premature death in comparison to those who sleep more than 7 hours per night during weekends. Also, people who did not manage to get over 5 hours of sleep per night but who were sleeping late during weekends showed no increase in the risk for mortality.
Torbjorn Akerstedt, one of the authors of the study and a professor at the Stockholm University’s Stress Research Institute, stated that the goal of this investigation is to stimulate people to get a good night’s sleep throughout the weekends.
Sleeping late during weekends may help people live longer
“People who get little sleep during the week and on weekends have higher mortality. Same with consistent sleepers. However, those who sleep little during the week seem to be able to make up for the weekend by sleeping more,” said Dr. Akersted for Global News.
Also, he added that people who can sleep over 8 hours each night, every day, showed a mortality rate increase by 25% in comparison to those who only sleep for 6-7 hours each night.
Researchers examined the data gathered from over 43,000 Swedish residents who have been followed over a period of 13 years.
Even though the scientists focused on the sleep pattern people had over the period of business days, Akerstedt has always suspected that some changes in the outcomes of the studies would be registered if sleep hours during the weekends will be registered.
After thoroughly studying factors including BMI, gender, dietary habits, vices, and participants’ physical activity habits, the scientists were able to clearly conclude that sleeping late during weekends may help people live longer.