How to sleep in on the weekend without harm to health

All week you wait for the weekend to finally sleep. Turn off the clock with a satisfied smile, but Saturday morning woke up again at 6.30. Scientists of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies explain the cause of this phenomenon, writes

Researchers from the University of Arizona argue that the “social jetlag” – a longer sleep on weekends than on weekdays – can be harmful to your health.

The researchers surveyed more than 1,000 adults about their habits related to health, and found that each additional hour of sleep on the weekend compared to weekdays, increase the risk of heart disease by 11%. In addition, each extra hour of sleep is associated with an increased feeling of drowsiness and fatigue. That’s why you feel depressed after the excess of sleep.

Those who slept more described their health as “good” or “bad”, while people who slept less, said that they feel “excellent”.

Social jetlag making a mess in your circadian rhythm, which plays a role in fat accumulation, insulin secretion and the digestion of food, according to research by 2015. This increases the risk of metabolic abnormalities, which, in turn, provoke heart disease.

The overabundance of sleep on the weekend will make you feel tired because of the late rise will bring down the rhythm, preventing you from sleep in the usual time.

So try to Wake up on weekends for a maximum of an hour later than on a work day. This amount of time will help you sleep, but will not affect your biological clock.