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Are lie-ins bad for you?

A study showed that sleeping more at weekends could raise the risk of diabetes and heart disease. So, should you really get up on a Sunday?

Could your weekend lie-in kill you? asked the Daily Mail last month. It cited a study in last month’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) that links sleeping more at weekends with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Since most of us change our sleep schedule depending on whether it’s a work or non-work day, it’s an interesting question. Is lying-in really so dangerous? Researchers say that changing sleep patterns causes social jet lag. Is that even a thing?

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    6 Responses

    1. uyai says:

      Well, personally lie-ins weekend helps to make me more refreshed,well-relaxed and really ready for the weeks’ activities maybe because I rest well too even at weekdays.I came across a blog post some months back enumerating the importance of having a lie-ins even in weekdays even it will be for some hours before night falls and I have been applying that to my daily life,it helps makes one have a better living and keep some diseases at bay, well One needs to constantly research on health issues especially the natural way of keeping sicknesses at bay and living healthy and strong.Lie-ins weekend is definently not bad for me.

    2. hibiscus says:

      Articles titles are worded to create fear. Lie-ins will not kill you. I appreciate that the article states that none of the participants got diabetes or heart disease during the study. Yes, there are changes in your body when you change your sleep patterns, but these changes are also caused by things like stress. My take-away from this article is to avoid serious changes in my sleeping patterns (avoid staying up all night and sleeping in all day), chill out, and let myself stay in bed an extra hour on the weekends.

      • MomoStarr16 says:

        Yes you are right. Every one really need rest too. If resting will be bad for us it is just like saying we can’t kill our stress. The heart disease and diabetes study might be true but for me the most important that we need to focus is how to take away too much stress in our body. Because every negative in our body is started by a little thing called stress. So to fight it a good long sleep is what we need.

    3. MomoStarr16 says:

      My opinion about week end lying-in is that it never gives you a negative after effect. In fact, this will help you restore your strength that a 5-day-work has given to you. It is a healthy way to sleep and generate more strength if you had a tiring week. But of course too much of everything is not a good thing. So I think a lying-in every weekend will be bad if you over done this. 🙂

    4. Labied says:

      I think that’s totally wrong. Weekend lie-ins are tremendously vital to us as they help us restore our health and reactivate our readiness to work afresh. So I advise people not to forget to stick to them every weekend.

    5. alexjpro123 says:

      Yet other studies have shown that lie-ins may be good for our bodies and brains. In January, a study by the University of Chicago suggested they reduce people’s diabetes risk if they’ve been deprived of sleep during the week. Chronic sleep deprivation may increase insulin insensitivity, and catching up on sleep may help undo the damage. The research, in the journal Diabetes Care, found that getting only four or five hours’ sleep a night can raise the risk of diabetes by around 16 per cent.

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