How much do you sleep every day? It is probably not enough. Most adults get less than seven hours of sleep per night, and more and more adults even get less than five hours of sleep. These individuals may not be tired, but are they aware of the harmful effects of sleeping patterns on your long-term health?
A recent study at the University of Stockholm's Stress Research Institute and the Karolinska Institute found that adults under the age of 65 who sleep five or fewer hours each night have a higher risk of dying than adults who get six or seven hours of sleep.
Is not that a scary statistic? Your lack of sleep has a big impact on your health and you may not even be aware of it!
Is there a way to reverse this? Of course, so the researchers.
How you can help
You can now have an excuse to sleep on the weekends. The study found that people who had sleep for five or fewer hours during the week, but decided to sleep seven or more hours at the weekend, did not present an increased mortality risk. The harmful side effects of sleep deprivation are not for these people – because they catch up on the sleep they lost during the week.
The days you play bring your body up. Without this essential lifestyle, people who only get five or fewer hours sleep each day have a 65% higher mortality rate.
Torbjörn Åkerstedt, study author, said: "Sleep time is important for longevity."
Do not feel guilty
You do not have to feel guilty when you do it Fall asleep at the weekend; it's good for you. You will actually live longer. Your "body clock" needs to be refreshed and these extra hours of sleep fulfill this important task.
Remember, the longer you are awake, the more you must sleep, So, if your friends say you're lazy on the weekend, tell them you're only paying attention to your health.
After all, it's just the truth.