If you also have a habit of waking up late in the weekends then there is a bad news for all of you.
Bad News for late sleepers: You might become a victim of cancer and may die sooner.
Nowadays, everyone is busy in their daily life, working day and night to survive in this competitive world. Due to this, people forget to take care of themselves. Which leads to different health problems including headache, insomnia, etc.
Even people are not able to sleep early at night and for that people wait for a day’s holiday for which they will get up comfortably and complete their week-long sleep in one day.
After working 6 days, people wait for that one day when they will change their daily routine and sleep all day and relax. This one day they complete the fatigue of their whole week. But according to a new study, people who overcome their fatigue in a day like this, are actually messing up with their health.
“This is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored,” said study co-author Malcolm van Schantz of the University of Surrey,
Arguing that “night types” should be allowed to start and finish work later in the day.
“Night owls trying to live in a morning-lark world may (suffer) health consequences,” said fellow author Kristen Knutson of Northwestern University in Chicago.
According to the study published in Current Biology, if you also compensate for your sleep by resting more on the weekend and if you spend the entire day sleeping, you will feel better for just a few days and then you will again start feeling lazy.
Let us tell you, that this is not the first time that this study has been done on this topic.
It’s not the first study to find health differences between early birds and night owls. A 2017 study out of Finland found that morning people tend to eat better and earlier in the day than late risers, leading to a higher risk of obesity for night owls.
The higher risk may be because “people who are up late have an internal biological clock that doesn’t match their external environment,” Knutson said.
“It could be psychological stress, eating at the wrong time for the body, not exercising enough, not sleeping enough, being awake at night by yourself, maybe drug or alcohol use.”
Previous research has found that genetics may play a big role in determining whether someone is an early bird n or night owl, but environmental and lifestyle factors are also likely at play.
“You’re not doomed,” Knutson said. “Part of it you don’t have any control over and part of it you might.”
If your natural tendency is to be a night owl, the study authors suggest shifting behavior to make sure you are exposed to light early in the morning but not at night. Keeping a regular bedtime, even on the weekends, can also go a long way in changing sleep habits.
The researchers also suggest that society could make some changes to accommodate people’s body clocks.
“If you can recognize these (types) are, in part, genetically determined and not just a character flaw, jobs and work hours could have more flexibility for owls,” Knutson said. “They shouldn’t be forced to get up for an 8:00 a.m. shift.”
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