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Why sleep on weekends is useless



One of the world's leading sleep scientists, Matthew Walker, has published a science book called Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreaming, which explains why you can't get enough sleep over the weekend.


The expert is convinced: not getting enough sleep during the week, it is impossible to compensate for the lost hours of sleep, lying in bed for half a day on weekends. According to the scientist, now most of the inhabitants of developed countries are in the epicenter of this epidemic of voluntary sleep deprivation. And the World Health Organization agrees with him. Technically, if you sleep less than 7 hours a day, you are sleep deprived. And trying to sleep off during the weekend, you will not be able to return the "not sleeping" time.

What to do? Walker believes that everyone should take a responsible attitude to their health - which means put a dream on the list of priorities and sleep at least 8 hours every day. A regular lack of hours of sleep increases the likelihood of developing a heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, and even dementia.

“Regularity is the key to health,” says Walker. - You try to sleep more on weekends, as if sleep is a bank where you can accumulate debt on a loan and then pay off. But that's not the case. "

A healthy sleep duration should range from 8 to 9 hours, and no one, except ourselves, can provide us with this standard. Therefore, it is very important to take care of a full sleep every night, not only on weekends. Goodnight!

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