According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in every three Americans is not getting the recommended seven-hour sleep on a regular basis.
"Results indicated that sleep regularity, beyond sleep duration alone, plays a significant role in our health". The overall health of the participants was also taken into consideration through a survey that gauged sleep duration, insomnia, cardiovascular disease, fatigue, and sleepiness.
Research presented at the SLEEP 2017 conference indicates that social jet lag not only increases tiredness and bad moods, but also increases your likelihood of poorer overall health, particularly your risk of heart disease - which increases by 11 percent for every hour of social jet lag.
She adds, "This suggests that a regular sleep schedule may be an effective, relatively simple, and cheap preventative treatment for heart disease as well as many other health problems". There's things to stay up for, a lot of people do that and what happens is our sleep is so fragmented because of that. They were found to be more depressed.
The study, outlined in the Sleep Research Society's (imaginatively titled) journal Sleep, reached those conclusions by analysing the sleep patterns and health of nearly 1000 U.S. adults.
This "social jet lag" has made the news earlier as well. And this societal or social jet lag has emerged to become an important circadian marker for health. So, when you do enjoy an occasional late weekend night, Avidan suggests minimizing artificial light when you get back home.
The study was published in the journal Sleep and assessed sleep pattern and associated effects on health in close to 984 adults ageing 22 to 60 years.
It's nick-named "social jet lag", waking up later on the weekends than during the week.
Her findings come from a study involving almost 1,000 adults aged from 22 to 60. The phenomenon occurs when one goes to bed and sleeps longer on a weekend when compared to a weekday.
The weekend social jet lag was examined using the Sleep Timing Questionnaire and calculated using the subtraction method.
After analyzing the results, the team concluded that each hour of social jet lag could be linked to a 22.1 increased chance of having just a "good" sleep.