Your body and brain keep track of how many hours of sleep you have missed during the week. This “sleep deficit” adds up over time and can lead to a wide range of brain problems such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and fatigue. Catching up with sleep during weekends is an excellent way to pay your “deficit” and stay healthy. By doing so, you will also live longer.
Majid Fotuhi, MD PhD
May 31, 2018