Slumber in the name of science!
The world is divided into two teams – the early risers and the night owls.
You could be one of the early risers who woke up at sunrise on Saturday to do a run, yoga class, brunch, and other Instagram-worthy activities.
If you are more likely to spend the winter under your duvet until noon before slowly getting out of bed, this is the place for you.
Less sleep seems inevitable in our busy social life and work schedule, but insufficient sleep can promote all kinds of problems.
Everything from eczema and acne to glucose intolerance and dyslipidemia (which contributes to metabolic syndromes and cardiovascular disease) has been linked to a lack of zzz.
In order to cope with a lack of sleep, we can either take a nap on weekends and days off or make optimal use of the longer sleep.
Not only can it help us feel refreshed, but a recent study by the Sleep Research Society found another potential benefit of this catch-up.
South Korean researchers investigated a random sample of over 200 participants between the ages of 19 and 82 using height, weight, length of sleep on weekdays and weekends, mood and medical conditions.
They found that those who went to sleep on the weekend after a restless week generally had lower body mass indices (BMI) than those who were not on Saturday or Sunday.
The study showed that every additional hour of catch-up sleep at the weekend was associated with a decrease in the BMI by 0.12 kg / m 2 .
Although it is an incomplete science and is not always an indication of health, it is believed that a BMI in the healthy range of 18.5 to 25 lowers the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and some cancers.
Just one more reason to treat yourself to a blameless eye this weekend!