A CNN news report examines different sleep issues and what they may indicate about a person’s health.
The much-loved weekend snooze stems from the need to catch up on sleep lost during the week.
“That’s an attempt to pay-back sleep deprivation,” says Charles Czeisler, chief of the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston.
But Czeisler is not an advocate of sleeping late at the weekend. He calls it “sleep binging,” and says it’s a break from consistency that leads to further disruption of our sleep cycles.