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TFW When You’ve Been Doing it Wrong for 40 Years March 4, 2019

Posted by geoff in News.
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These guys just invalidated my entire life strategy (at least since my college days):

You Can’t Make Up for Lost Sleep by Snoozing on the Weekends

A new study suggests that sleeping late on Saturday and Sunday may disrupt metabolic and circadian functions for the chronically sleep deprived

Well crap. I guess I’ll just toddle off, then.

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1. Cathy - March 4, 2019

I’m not buying it.

2. geoff - March 4, 2019

Yeah, the subjects in the study probably weren’t doing it right. Not like a professional like myself.

3. Jimbro - March 4, 2019

It’s not like you’d magically sleep less on a weekday left to your own devices. It’s the stinking obligation to work that’s keeping you from getting you the sleep you need all week long and naturally get on the weekend.

MY CIRCADIAN RHYTHM IS MESSED UP BY THE MAN !!!

4. jam2 - March 5, 2019

Scientists can’t be trusted.

5. Some Rando - March 5, 2019

Too lazy to look for it (or register, or stick around), but IIRC there was a similar study a while ago that claimed kind of the opposite. The SHOCKING findings were, oversleeping *some* on the weekends helped compensate for *some* sleep deprivation during the week, but it wasn’t 1-to-1, and straying too far from a sleep schedule for too long makes it– get this– harder to get back to a healthy schedule.

But the upshot was that there wasn’t, like, permanent damage or anything. (Kind of like eating– a Twinkie now and then [or even more often, I don’t know your diet or genetics, you freak] is fine, gorging on a dozen is a Bad Idea, but you can recover from it.)

Anyway, my guess is if you’re “chronically sleep deprived” there are probably other issues (schedule, stress, health, fantastic drugs, whatever) preventing you from *having* a reasonably healthy sleep schedule in the first place.

Moderation in all things, as the binge-drinking pederasts of Ancient Greece used to say.

6. VAITGuy - March 5, 2019

“Moderation in all things, as the binge-drinking pederasts of Ancient Greece used to say.” <– and the binge-drinking contemporary pederasses in Virginia. I tried sleeping in once, didn't work.


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