To Sleep In or Not to Sleep In?

Scientific studies in the past have supported the common knowledge that sleeping in on the weekend will just make it that much more difficult to get up on time for work or school. However, a new scientific study seems to actually give credence to the urge most of us have to use the weekend as a chance to catch up for insufficient sleep during the week.

A study published in the journal Sleep indicated that catching up on sleep during the weekend can in fact help to restore your normal performance levels for the week to come. Getting enough sleep is what’s most important, rather than precisely what sleep routine is used. “The bottom line,” stated Dr. David Dinges, chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania, “is that adequate recovery is important for coping with the effects of chronic sleep restriction on the brain.”

So here’s to a great weekend sleep!