Sleeping late on weekends may harm your health


“Social jet lag,” the time difference experienced between sleep patterns on days off compared to work days, may have a negative impact on health, a new study suggests.

Sleep and wakefulness disorders affect an estimated 15 to 20 percent of US adults, who in turn are more likely to suffer from chronic disorders, such as depression, substance abuse, hypertension, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and all-cause mortality, according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The study was led by Sierra B. Forbush, a research assistant in the Sleep and Health Research Program at the University of Arizona, who completed the research with Michael A. Grandner, head of the program.

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