Sleep deprivation: can you catch-up on the weekend?

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Sleeping in on the weekend – we all do it, but how beneficial is this and can we really catch up on our sleep deprivation from the week? According to a recent study published in Current Biology, researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder (CO, USA) indicate that in fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits may make things worse. Within the study, researchers wanted to determine what happens when people cycle back and forth between a sleep-deprived work week and a few days of catch-up. The...

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