Few things are better than flopping into bed on Friday night without having to set your alarm for the next day. After all, the beautiful American freedom to wake up whenever the hell we want on the weekend is practically the only morsel of hope we can cling to throughout the long work week. But despite how damn good it feels, getting more sleep than you normally do on some days could be bad for your health, according to a new research.
A study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, suggests that scoring extra sleep on the weekend could put you at greater risk of developing metabolic health issues such as heart disease and diabetes, according to a report by The New York Times. Previously, experts have warned of the negative health effects from shift work with erratic hours, and now, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have found that so-called "social jetlag," or differences in the amount of sleep you get on workdays versus days off, is linked to things like higher body mass index (BMI), larger waist size, bad cholesterol, and higher insulin levels. Well shit, you guys.