They say the early bird catches the worm. But what if sleeping in is actually good for you? Notice how your skin condition worsens when you don’t get enough sleep? So to cope with insufficient sleep, many of us take naps or sleep in during the weekends or whenever we don’t have to work.
A recent study conducted by The Sleep Research Society showed that catching up on your sleep has yet another benefit. In South Korea, researchers studied a group of participants between the ages 19 and 82. According to their research, participants who have extra sleep during the weekends generally had lower BMI. Their study further showed that for every additional hour of snooze time, there was a decrease of 0.12kg/m2 in BMI.
As you know, BMI in the healthy range is associated with a lower risk of cancer, heart problems, as well as diabetes.
So sleep long and well this weekend! Sweet dreams!