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Sleeping in on the weekend won't help you recover from lost sleep

Research we’re watching Many people skimp on sleep during the week and try to make up for lost time on the weekend. But a study published February 28 in Current Biology shows this strategy won’t necessarily reverse the ill effects of sleep deprivation on your body. The study, conducted in a sleep lab, tested the health effects of three sleep strategies over a two-week period. Participants in one group were allowed to sleep…

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