Can social jetlag harm your health?

Can social jetlag harm your health?

  Social jetlag can cause several health problems (Thinkstock) There are times when you wake up bright and happy but through the day end up feeling tired and sleepy, thus compensating for those lost hours of sleep on weekends. This, in turn, causes a sleep deficit during the weekdays. According to a study, researchers in Europe have coined the term ‘social jetlag’ to describe the all too-common practice of following a different sleep schedule on weekdays versus the weekend. “Sleep plays an important role both in the physiological and psychological…

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Can social jetlag harm your health?

Can social jetlag harm your health?

There are times when you wake up bright and happy but through the day end up feeling tired and sleepy, thus compensating for those lost hours of sleep on weekends. This, in turn, causes a sleep deficit during the weekdays. According to a study, researchers in Europe have coined the term ‘social jetlag’ to describe the all too-common practice of following a different sleep schedule on weekdays versus the weekend. “Sleep plays an important role both in the physiological and psychological development of an individual’s body,” says sleep expert Dr…

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