A lie-in at the weekend really can undo the damage from too many early starts in the week, researchers say.
People who get too little sleep are at a significantly greater risk of dying early compared to those who are well-rested.
One of the largest studies yet provides evidence that weekend lie-ins may help undo the stress of a hectic week.
The authors from Stockholm’s Karolinska Institute tracked the sleep of more than 43,000 people for 13 years from 1997.
Those aged 65 or under who slept five hours or less each day were around 25 % more likely to die than those who snoozed through six to seven hours.