THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire.

Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people’s metabolism — and “catch-up” sleep on the weekend did not reverse it.

In fact, there were signs that the extra weekend shut-eye could make matters worse, said senior study author Kenneth Wright, a professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

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