Sleeping in on the weekend can’t make up for lost sleep

Lack of Zs increased weight, late-night munchies and insensitivity to insulin

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CATCHING WEEKEND Zs  People often use the weekend to catch up on lost sleep, but doing so has many of the same health consequences that occur in people who never get enough sleep.  

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