But people who managed less than five hours each day for a week, then around six to seven hours at the weekend were no more likely to die than those who consistently slept six to seven hours a day over the same period.
The study looked at 43,880 people in Sweden, asking them about their sleep habits and following up 13 years later.
"Apparently, sleeping in in on the weekends can be a real help", said Åkerstedt. Researchers say those who slept in on weekend, but got less sleep during the week had the same mortality rate as those we get seven hours of sleep per night.
Of the subjects, it was found that people who slept for less than eight hours during the week and weekend had a higher mortality rate. In the same age group, short sleep (or long sleep) on both weekdays and weekend showed increased mortality.
At the time, that study's lead author, the same Torbjörn Åkersted, said that you could put the findings of his study into practice.
And aside from being our saving grace at the end of a busy week, it now seems that those Saturday AM snooze-a-thons could actually be prolonging our lives.
The effect only applied to those under 65 as the mortality difference disappeared for people who were older. The adults in the study were grouped by sleep duration.
Previous studies have found a U‐shaped relationship between mortality and (weekday) sleep duration.
But weekend snoozers lived just as long as the well-slept.
Not in the new study.
"What happens is, if you are well-rested, your sleep drive will be low in the morning, and it builds and builds over the day, when at night you need to go to bed to relieve that pressure for sleep".
We often hear about how the most successful people wake up early and get a jump start on their day before the sun is up. Probably. But do I feel somewhat like human being again after two days of sleeping late?
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Considering the ups and downs of this series and the mystique of the Warriors, it's about the best thing we can hope for. Stephen Curry added five 3s and 29 points while helping Golden State cool off James Harden in the second half.
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