Those of us who enjoy sleeping in on the weekend are about to get some bad news. A study has found that sleeping in on the weekends could be for your health.
Changing your sleep patterns from weekdays to weekends can actually increase gut bacteria linked with obesity, heart attacks and strokes. Just an extra 90 minutes in bed is enough to disrupt your internal body clock, affecting a range of functions from immune to digestive systems.
Sleeping in on the weekend compared to waking up early on weekdays was linked with poor diet quality, obesity, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and cardiovascular risks, the study concluded. It was also found that those who took the extra nap were more likely to consume sugary drinks and eat less fruits and nuts.
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