Catching up on sleep on weekends could be bad for your health

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A new study says catching up on your sleep on weekends *cannot* reverse the negative health effects of weekday sleep loss. Researchers say sleep- deprived participants in the study who were allowed to sleep-in on weekends gained an average of three pounds over two weeks. They also had decreased insulin sensitivity, which puts them at risk for diabetes. The National Sleep Foundation recommends *at least* seven hours of sleep a night for adults.

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