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Sleeping In On Weekends Leads To Social Jetlag and Poor Health, Study

Update Date: Dec 03, 2015 08:16 AM EST
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Do you sleep a lot during the weekends? It might do more harm than good, according to researchers. As it would disturb your regular sleeping patterns, it could enhance the risk for metabolic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, according to University Herald.

Studying "social jetlag," which is triggered by your body clock getting disrupted due to the gap between your weekend sleep schedules, as well as your weekdays', scientists arrived at the conclusion that heart disease, diabetes, poor moods and problems in focusing are a result of this jetlag.

Other problems include obesity and a higher body mass index, reported Business Insider 

In spite of factoring outside traits such as exercise, eating and drinking, social jetlag tends to hang on to the patient for a long time after the study.

In fact, with increased gap between a person's sleep schedules between the weekend and weekday, the negative findings become more acute.

However, the best way to fix the problem is to wake up at the same time everyday, which would prevent the body to get disrupted.

The study was published in the Nov. 18 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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