Catching up on sleep over the weekend may not help the heart
Using the weekend to catch up on sleep may not be good for heart health, a new study suggests.
The study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions, included more than 21,000 older female health care professionals without a history of cardiovascular disease or cancer. Those who spent two or more hours catching up on sleep over the weekend — what researchers call “sleep debt” — were more likely to have poor cardiovascular health.
Source: American Heart Association