Sep 13, 2012

Wanna Catch Up On Sleep? LOL!!!!!!!!!!

You always hear people say they're sleeping in on the weekend to "catch up on
sleep." No one ever admits it's because they're super, super lazy.

Anyway, here's some bad news. According to Dr. Gregory Carter, who's a
sleep medicine specialist at the University of Texas, Southwestern, there's no
such thing as catching up on sleep. Your body doesn't work that way.

And if you DO try to get a lot of extra sleep on the weekends to catch up,
it actually makes things WORSE. Doing that messes with the circadian rhythm
your body's adjusted to, and just leads to you being even more tired during the

Carter says it's okay to sleep a LITTLE later on the weekends, but anything
more than two extra hours each day will make Monday morning MISERABLE.

If you're feeling tired all the time, the best thing you can do is go to
sleep a little earlier on weekdays, but keep waking up at the usual time.

Carter also recommends fighting your instinct to hit the snooze button. He
says getting those extra couple of minutes of sleep actually make your body feel
worse, not better.

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