Research published in Current Biology claims that weekends sleeping in after not getting enough sleep during the week can lead to heath problems like weight gain and diabetes in the long run. Photo: Alamy

Weekend ‘catch-up’ sleep can’t recoup the hours you missed, and may cause weight gain

  • Research subjects who were allowed to sleep a lot at weekends, but were limited to five hours of sleep on weekdays, gained 1.3kg in two weeks
  • People should prioritise sleep like they would a healthy diet or exercise, researchers say
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Research published in Current Biology claims that weekends sleeping in after not getting enough sleep during the week can lead to heath problems like weight gain and diabetes in the long run. Photo: Alamy
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