Do you keep to a schedule on weekdays, but then stay up late and sleep in on the weekends? If so, scientists say you might be suffering from what they are calling “social jet lag.” In a new study, researchers from the University of Arizona looked at the affects social jet lag could have on a person’s overall health. They found that this change in sleep pattern can be harmful. With even just a one-hour shift in their normal routine, study participants were 11 percent more likely to have heart disease.
Read more about social jet lag, sleep patterns, and their role in health.