By Nina Elias for Prevention.com
If regular two-day weekends never seem like enough time for your sleep (or your sanity) to recover, it’s not just in your head: A new study in the American Journal of Physiology-Endocrinology and Metabolism confirms that two days of sleeping in really isn’t enough to recover lost sleep.
In the study, researchers set 30 healthy adults on a 13-day sleep schedule. For the first four nights, they slept a normal eight hours. But for the next six nights, participants were woken up two hours earlier in the morning in order to simulate restricted workweek sleep.
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